Friday, August 13, 2004


Aubree Diana is our daughter! And she is wonderful! Court was a piece of only lasted about a half an hour. After that we had to run all over Donetsk to four different places having paper work signed and notarized. Then we rushed to the orphanage to pick up Aubree and left on the 7:15pm train to Kiev. Aubree was amazing on the train ride. She played for a couple hours happy as can be and then she went to sleep for the night. We woke her up at about 6:45am for a little breakfast. We arrived in Kiev at 7:05 am and went to the original apartment we had when we arrived in Kiev. We are so happy to be back in this apartment. It is so nice!! At 9am we took Aubree in for her medical check up and they said she is very healthy! Then we were able to go obtain her VISA which was very good news because we didn't think we were going to be able to do that until Monday. So, we have her VISA and can, technically, leave for home at any time. But we weren't able to get an available flight out tomorrow or Sun. but we did find an available flight for Mon. So we will be home on Tues.!!! Ya hoo!!! We will spend this weekend getting know Aubree better but I have to tell you it is like she has always been with us! She is having so much fun just walking around and touching everything. You should have seen her when she saw the TV for the first time. She stood about two inches from it and just stared at it. She eats so good! She has already taken one of her naps for today. And she is, indeed, potty 16 months!! Can't beat that!! We will post some more pictures soon.


Shannon and Dave


Blogger tina said...

You guys did it!!!I am just so happy for your family and you guys.Can't wait to see her. Congradulations to you all of you!!! I'll be thinking of you,have a safe ride home.Can't wait to see more pictures.
Tina Casey

7:55 AM  
Blogger Wendy, Tim, Colby, and Logan said...

Yeah - You are parents again. Congrats. Can't wait to meet Aubree. Have a fun next couple of days and we will wait anxiously for your return. Love, Wendy

8:00 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Congratulations Shannon and Dave!!

That is great news that Aubree is finally yours. We have been waiting patiently for your posting. Enjoy your time together this weekend, and before you know it you will be home with Brenna.
Take care, and have a safe trip home!!

Scott and Sally

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE ARE SO HAPPY!!! it sounds like aubree is enjoying be out in this big world with her new mom and dad. take these next few days to enjoy yourselves and your new little one. dad and i can't wait to meet our new little one. nikki and brenna are working on so many things to help welcome aubree home. give aubree a hug and kiss from us. we can't wait to talk to you again and see how today goes. love - mom and dad

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things went so well yesteday-we thought about you all day and got on the computer first thing this a.m to check on ya. Sounds like she is adjusting very well. Still cant believe she is potty trained (really jealous on that one). Enjoy your time together with Aubree-you will be home before you know it and thats when ALL the fun will start! Talk to you soon-Bob and Julie

9:40 AM  
Blogger dianneandron said...

yee haw, you have her! good job kids. all the joystirs here in table rock missouri are doing the joystir jump. mimi and papa are in the so-happy-can't-stand-it mode. she sounds so perfectly darling and perfect for the family. we can't wait to see and touch her (so very carefully) God Bless your final leg of the journey - now of three. TYJ. We love you all sooooo much. WE LOVE YOU TOO BRENNA AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AND YOUR SISTER TOGETHER!!!!. Love mimi and papa

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! me and annie came to check the site and we are so happy for u! We can't wait to meet her and maybe donnie will be able to meet her before he goes to Florida. Well we will pray for your safe return home... Cant wait to see u
angel and annie (auntie aunties brenna calls us)

1:26 PM  

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