I got an email this morning from Phyllis, a new mom of Victoriya, who I met in Seoul while waiting for our plane to Vladivostok. Phyllis's husband Ed was the recipient of the Sea Bass (head) dinner that you may remember fondly (or not so fondly) from trip #1.
Phyllis and Ed were on their second trip (aka court and pick up!!) while I was there for trip #1. She said everyone is safe and sound and Victoriya had a great first Thanksgiving with her new family and friends.
In other news, Victoriya's future potential boyfriend, Bradyn, http://findingrfamilee.blogspot.com/ is also home and doing well. Apparently he LOVED his first Thanksgiving too!
For any of you future Vladivostok families, I can't say enough about the experience at the Vlad Motor Inn. Having other families around you experience the same roller coaster ride was so much help. Each of the people I met there will each hold their own special place in my heart. Here is a "family" picture that Phyllis sent over this AM. She and Ed are missing from the picture - so it's not 100% complete... but it's all we have!