Matt in our room.  A nice room. August 30, 2007  Moscow 9:40pm.  Back in the room we had bread, cheese, salami and wine for dinner.  Ilyusha had oatmeal cereal, tagliatelle cream pasta with broccoli (Russian baby food) and apple-mango with curd cheese.  Mmm. Yummy.  He eats well.  I’m sitting here at the desk looking out […]

Adoption Journal – Part 12 – Russia 2007

Moscow Thursday, August 30th, 2007 Right now it is almost 5pm and Ilya, Ilyusha, Lutia, Luke (we call him all of these things at this point) and I are sitting in our hotel room in Moscow.  Matt and Emma went for a walk. The Last 36 hours Yesterday (Wed.) morning, Andrei came by for us […]

Russia Journal – Part 11 – 2007

This is my favorite picture of Matt in Russia.  Perplexed by the menu. Tuesday night, August 28th, 2007 Andrei came by at 6pm tonight.  He gave us Ilya’s new Russian passport with his new name on it in Russian.  Ilya Neyl Devis. I guess that is how they spell it in Russia.  That was exciting. […]

Adoption Journal – Part 10 – Russia 2007

Exterior of the Russian Courthouse Dear Friends and Family, Thanks so much for the emails. It is comforting to stay connected like this when on the other side of the world. Sleep Is Quite Difficult Last night we were all tired early.  No one took a nap.  Matt went to sleep about 7:30pm and Emma […]

Adoption Journal – Part 9 – Russia 2007 – The Trial

The view out the window of Ilya’s (Luke’s) room August 27, 2007 The PreTrial All is going well.  Yesterday Matt napped while Emma and I had lunch in the snack bar in the hotel.  $20 for a small bowl of soup, 2 pieces of bread (they charge for each piece,) a side of mashed potatoes, a small juice […]

Adoption Journal – Part 8 – Russia 2007