Well it has been a while since we have posted anything. In the past few months so much has happened. There have been absolutely fabulous times and then there have been horrible times. Through all the good and the bad we know that this adoption is meant to be and lies in God's hands and no one else's.
In October of 2012 we flew to Moscow to meet our little guy. We had been waiting for this moment for so long. It made all the paperwork, doctors trips, and fundraising well worth it. After what seemed like a never-ending flight we arrived in a very cold Moscow. Seeing those blue eyes and bright smile immediately warmed our hearts. We got to spend several hours a day with him for an entire week. We played cars, ate goldfish crackers and attempted to color in his new coloring book, we cherished every moment. We brought him snacks and toys but he mostly wanted to play with my camera and our phones. After a short week we had to return home to our three girls. We told Wyatt (That's what his name will be once the adoption is final) that we will be back for him and that he is now a part of our family. We even left him a picture book so he can familiarize himself with his sisters that he has yet to meet.
Once home we raced all over southern California trying to obtain all of our paperwork needed to obtain our court date. We felt like we had left one of our children in a far off land and we were trying our hardest to get back to him as soon as possible. Our paperwork was shipped to Russia in mid November and submitted to the courts not long after. At this point all we are waiting for is our court date.