Thursday, December 4, 2008

Checking In With Vladivostok Friends

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, 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!


Troy and Rachel said...

It's always nice to be able to connect with other families and so funny that sometimes you finally get the chance to meet each other in a totally different country. Glad you all can keep in touch!

Roger and Joanne said...

I'm really looking forward to the time we will spend at the Vlad Motor Inn. You all make it seem so special and I can't wait for that to happen to my husband and I.


Mike and Heidi Lee said...

I is very special to meet families experiencing the same thing and you definitely hold a place in our hearts!! It is beyond words the connection that we all share! Miss ya!

Sara said...

It will be so strange to go back on trip #2 without our favorite dinner companions. What a great bunch of people we had with us. We miss you all.
It's nice to know that someday soon we'll be able to share stories of life at home with the babies we had all fallen in love with in Vlad.