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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Everything happens for a reason

We slept until 8:00 am today...there were no dogs barking, no car alarms blaring, and no loud arguments in Russian outisde our door. I got up right away to construct a clothes line across our room for about 20 pair of underwear. Add the automatic washer and dryer as two other things I really miss from back home.
As I mentioned yesterday, our court date was postponed until tomorrow. Proving that everything happens for a reason, the delay allowed us to attend the Christmas concert at the orphanage. Alexandra wasn't really that into it, but it was still quite a treat. I videotaped it and then showed it to some parents who missed it. My Russian is not that great but here is what I think happened during the play. Santa Claus lost something so the kids danced around him and sang. Then Mrs. Claus came and the kids threw snowballs at Santa. Then Santa pulled a toy rabbit from a bag and it magically transformed into a lady in a rabbit suit when he went behind a tree. Then Alexandra's group of four did some kind of dance before five kids made individual declarations to Santa. It appeared that this was all it took to save Christmas. Everyone joined hands and danced around the tree. When the rest of the audience started clapping and standing, Candace and I assumed the concert was over and joined in the applause.
After the morning visit, we jumped into a cab and I said "Pizza" and the driver took us across town to the pizza parlour. I guess some words are universal. Following lunch, we decided to walk back to the hotel. It was a really nice day...above zero and everything was melting. We then met up with the American couple who had just finished court. They are now the proud parents of two boys - ages 4 and 2. Next we called a couple from Manitoba who also had court this morning. They now are the official mom and dad of two girls ages 9 and 7. Like us, they have the waiting period until January 9th before they can pick up the official decree.
Thanks again to everyone who has been making comments on this blog. We now check twice a day to see if there are any updates. While we are far away, every single comment makes us feel connected with home.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys

It is a nice day here today as well. Alycia and Krissi went skiing, something you should teach Alex. Ok we will teach her!!!We would love to. Well we do hope your court case goes great. No worries.
Only 16 more days and you will be at home.
take Care
the Fortunes

Perry, Darlene, Chelsey & Brittany said...

Hi to you both
Certainly one of the highlights of our day is checking on the Davids. We look forward to your entries and can't wait till we get to meet Alexandra and hear even more about your Ukrainian Adventure. Thinking of you always.

Perry, Darlene, Chelsey & Brittany

kelci said...

Hello, we are hoping everything is going to be okay and you three will be home in strath before long.Kelci can hardly wait till she may be able to go to your place and play with Alex instead of uncle Stephen, but I can still play a bit with you unc.Stephen. Auntie Candace I will still want a tickle fight with you. Outfit you gave fits perfect. Love Kelci.

Anonymous said...

Hello.

Checking your blog has become an afternoon ritual for us. You have such a fascinating story to tell.

We will be anxiously awaiting good news tomorrow. Stay positive, we are cheering for you.

Lisa Nickel and family

mom& dad said...

Thinking of you three always and praying for a safe trip home soon. Hugs and smooches to Alex from us. Love nana & papa [mom&dad]

Anonymous said...

Hello

We have also been checking your blog and are finding it very fascinating.

We wish all three of you the best in your adventure and are very excited for you.

Best wishes.
Kevin, Crystal, Kory & Shaylin Stebeleski

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!!!

We were home for Christmas and Crystal shared the news with us. We are both very excited for you!!

Misty & Dustin (Ross) Lindgren

nicole said...

HI GUYS,
JUST CATCHING UP ON YOUR BLOG.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS .
WISH U WERE BACK HOME.
TAKE CARE
LOVE NICOLE

nicole said...

HI NEW FAMILY
THIS IS JIM ,CANDACE I JUST GOT OUT OF THE SWIMMING POOL ,THE WEATHER IS VERY COLD IN CAPE BRETON TODAY.I WAS LISTENING TO YOUR FAVORITE SONG TODAY AND THINKING OF U GUYS.WE,LL HAVE TO TEACH ALEX THE WORDS.WE HAD A VERY NICE XMAS,LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING U IN THE SUMMER.
TAKE CARE JIM

Kim & Brad said...

Good luck in court tomorrow...it's a breeze!!!

Anonymous said...

hi to the david family three;
everything will go great for you today .sounds likeyou have a little princess there my blessings to all of you .MOMMY &DADDY &ALEXANDRIA DAVID sure sounds good to us .take care you soon will be back in Canada
love & prayers
mom & nana.

Sandy Masniuk said...

Hello Davids!

Just a quick note to say hello! I have been thinking of you a lot over the holidays. Sounds like Alexandra's Christmas Concert was adorable! I'm off for a week in Mexico in the morning! Will think of you in my warm locale, and know that you are truly where you are meant to be. Court will go great and I can't wait to catch up on your blog in a week! Love and hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and soon Happy New YEar. Just caught up on your blog. Sounds like things are going well. We got about 7 cm of snow here last night. We were skiing in Assessippi yesterday. Joe handled the board very well considering it has been 5 years and several fractures since his last attempt. The concert sounds entertaining. Still can't wait til you're back. Benita