Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Blog

Hello All, I decided to create a new blog for this new journey. My new blog is called  New Beginnings In Russia.  Please feel free to follow along and I encourage you to comment along the way.  

The URL of the new blog is:

I will not update this blog anymore.  I hope to see you on the new blog, thanks, Chris

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow, Sleet, Ice & Fingerprints

Today we had a really bad storm, it started as snow durnig the night then went to sleet, freezing rain and ice.  Everything is coated with a layer of snow and ice, making driving challenging and scary.  Today I also had an 8 AM appointment at US Immigration Services to be refingerprinted.  Since I'm traveling in a couple of weeks, I didn't want to try to reschedule my fingerprinting appointment; I have no idea how long it would take to get another appointment.  So I decided to say a prayer and leave my house very early this morning; before the roads were plowed and before there was a lot of traffic on them.  I had to go about 70 miles round trip.  It took me about four hours to get to Port Chester, to get fingerprinted and to get home.  I was very thankful to get home safely. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Travel Dates!

For those of you who have been following my adoption journey, you know that if it's winter it means it's time for me to travel to Eastern Europe!  I found out today that I have been invited to travel to Moscow in early February.  At this point I don't have many details, I just know I have a lot to do to get ready to go.  I'll post again soon.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  May we all celebrate new beginnings in 2011.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!   Enjoy the day with your family and friends!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Next Steps

CHI and I have had many discussions about the options available to me.  We discussed a few regions but ultimately decided that the best place for me to continue my adoption journey would be in Moscow.  That being said, today I applied for a Visa that will allow me to return to Russia in the beginning of the new year.  Hopefully I will receive my invitation to travel quickly when the calendar turns to 2011.  I hope all of you will continue to support me and follow along as I move forward in this process once again.  I'll post again soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


We had some unforseen delays getting all of my documents out of Astrakhan.  I received word last night that we got my documents back.  That's a good thing!   I'll speak to CHI again soon about the options available to me and then I'll have some decisions to make about what happens next.