Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Applied for Passport

Today we finally got to apply for the passport. It was really a very simple process but lots of waiting and also waiting for the right people (which means who will help us get the passport done soon)

After that we went back to where Nina's orphanage was so we could do a bank money transfer from Nina's money. (the government here gives orphans money so when they turn 18 they have something, in case of kids with special needs, when they turn 18 the institution gets the money) We did transfer all her money to the orphanage as a gift to them for taking care of Nina for the last 3 1/2 years.

The we went to eat and Nina and I walked all the way back home with her on a sling. Only one lady yelled at me for having her out! And we were both sweating! So no being cold here! I did think I need to get in better shape. Even if she walks, the reality is that to go hicking with the Stumbo clan on mountains and such, we will always have to carry her. So I think Andy and I have a great motivation to get in shape!

We should get the passport on Thursday or Friday. Unfortunately the US Embassy closes on Friday because of Christmas, so we will not get there until Monday, but then we should be all set to come home on Tuesday! Just one more week! I cannot wait!

By the time I get back home it will have been 46 days since being in Ukraine.

We are ready to be home with our family!


  1. What someone actually yelled at you! Oh my goodness I didn’t realise things were that bad.
    46 days is a long time, even longer being Christmas time.
    Love and hugs

  2. Anonymous9:32 PM

    One step closer :) Sorry you won't make it home for Christmas. Continued Prayers.

  3. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Nina is so, so, beautiful! My goodness.

    And what do you mean, a lady yelled at you? Whatever for?


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