June 13, 2007

Well it’s day four! Sorry I haven’t posted as much as I wanted to. By the time I get a chance to do it, I just don’t feel like it! Yesterday (Tuesday) we met with our American friends, ate breakfast and then we hung around the room a while. For lunch we went to, you guessed it, Mad Murphy’s English Pub! For those who don’t know, this place is sort of a “landmark” while in Almaty for adoptive families. It makes you feel a little like home, the food is good and it is the closest to American food as you can get. Oleg met us there as I had more papers to sign. I asked if all was okay and he said he still didn’t have a copy of her passport. From what I understand, Dinara was in the middle of a move, grabbed Emily’s passport quickly and hasn’t had time to fax it? More B.S. I think. Anyways, he said that I am not leaving until Saturday or Sunday and I said you must be joking; I am out of here Friday. He made a call and then said “Okay, we will do” I don’t know what it is with these people; I think they just like to see us squirm.
Our America Friends
This afternoon we went to the “Green Market” sort of a large “Bazaar” about 200 inside booths with stuff from hardware to fruit to souvenirs. I wanted to get some of the Russian “nesting dolls”, I found two. They were not of the best quality but I got a good deal on them. We then got a “tip” on some at the market next door. Now these were quality ones! I won’t reveal what kind or how many I got but, needless to say, Marie will be happy! We have been doing a lot of walking. I hope I don’t ruin my figure!

I called Oleg this morning and asked if all was okay. He said her had her passport and he was going to the embassy. We will then have our appointment at 2:30 today (Wednesday) this involves all of the paperwork for her to receive an entry visa to the United States. She actually needs an exit visa from Kaz and an entry visa to America. For a short time, she is a girl without a country! Hopefully all will go well today. I will post as son as I know. After that we wait for our flight on Friday morning and will be in America Friday evening!!!

I know I have gone on and on, let’s get to some pictures!!



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