Sunday, May 8, 2011

We are in Kiev!

We made it to Kiev safely today and are getting settled in our apartment.  Another family who is also here adopting (they are adopting a brother and sister) graciously stopped by and give us some tips and took us to a couple of grocery stores so we could get some food staples.  Tomorrow is Victory day in the Ukraine (celebrating their victory in WWII) and we understand it is a big event.  It will be interesting to see how the locals observe this holiday on our first full day in Kiev. 
Thanks to everyone for your positive thoughts and prayers.  We will continue to need them!
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms.


  1. Glad you made it safely. Watch all of the things tomorrow if you can, it really is a sight to see down in the square.

    Hope things go quickly and smoothly.


  2. Hi Karla and Paul:

    Tomorrow is Victory Day (of sorts) for your family. Months ago, my wish for Mother's Day
    for Peggy was to have a date of travel to visit
    Tanya and Kolya.

    We're excited for you and have enjoyed hitching a ride on the Ritzman, Alzen, and Landry blogs.

    Curt and Peggy Kristensen

  3. So glad you got there safely. Keep us posted on your progress and send pictures when you can of the kids at the orphanage. We live for those!!! Our prayers are with you!!!