Thursday, March 19, 2009


We are back! PHEW what a trip! Sorry about the lack of updates (actually none). It ended up that I couldn't connect my laptop to the internet in Region. We could use the hotel computer, but the browser was in Russian which made it very difficult to use. Russian does not use the Roman alphabet and well...very interesting.

We met our future son on Monday...Maxim (Max) Robert Ball. Born on April 28th, 2008. Hopefully we will be able to bring him home in June!!! He was very scared during our first visit. We got to see him again on Tuesday and he was more relaxed that day.

Sorry, but I am unable to post his picture yet. We think we are not allow to, but we will verify that rule.

Moscow and Pskov are very interesting. Moscow is a typical city of 15,000,000 million people. Big apartment buildings and lots of traffic. We went to see the Kremlin, St. Basil's, Red Square, and The Cathedral of the Redeemer. It was cool to see all the history.

Pskov is a city of 250,000 and very old. It was founded in 900 and there is a lot of history with this city also.

Here are some photos of Moscow:
Cathedral of the Redeemer:
Catherdral of St. Basil the Blessed:
One of the towers of the Kremlin:


Colleen said...

Glad your trip sounds like it went well and I can only imagine how exciting it was to meet Max! Looks like you saw some amazing sights too!

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Shana said...

Beautiful buildings and what an awesome experience. I am happy that you are coming to the end of your adventure with adoption. I can't wait to hear when you are united as a family. Congrats.

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