Thursday, October 29, 2009

Can you believe the rain?

Wow.. talk about some wet weather! We are supposed to get 2 to 4 inches today alone!

Pink update: scheduling our pretrip walk through with Anna. Its the meeting to go over everything that we will do while in Russia. We are so close!!! Wow.. Prayers & thoughts for Pink, our daughter.

Dad, is still in the hospital. Hope to have him home soon. Thoughts and prayers for him also.

We are cleaning more and more at home to just to get ready.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday in Missouri...

Lets start with the great phone call we had with Anna on Friday. All 3 of the Frids are recovering from having a cold or whatever, so we thought that we would not risk spreading our germs to CHI. Anna told us we are in great shape for our upcoming visit to meet Pink and that our two return trips would be early in 2010. Thank God....

Later Friday,,, dad was admitted to the hospital. As of this afternoon he is recieving medications and resting.

Aunt Judy made Pink a beautiful blanket! Thanks Aunt Judy & Uncle Ron!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pink's pictures...

We are taking a photo album along with us in November to leave for Pink. That way she will have pictures of everyone in the family that is close. Here are the pics we chose.

I'd like to share my Walgreens Photo Center photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Allergies & a cold...

The 3 Frids were pretty much down and out this past weekend. Justin was sick with a cold that got into his lungs (again). Dr visit Saturday morning got us a couple of new meds and a couple ones from before. He went to school today and is feeling better, so we will see.

Not much to report on Moscow. We are going to try and meet up with Anna this week from CHI to go over everything to make sure we are set. Other than that, we are ready to travel!

More news to come!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Getting close to completeing Pink's room..

Grandma Fridley gave Pink this beautiful hand made quilt this evening.. Very pretty... would have made Grandma Hietgerd very proud.... (The blanket is laying on her fuzzy pink rug.)

Rain, rain and more rain. Football practice was canceled this evening. It did allow me to get lots completed around the house. Hoping to have a couple big work days around home this weekend.

No real news to report.. we are on count down to our first trip!

Please keep our daughter in your prayers and thoughts!

More news to come!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What a week!!

First and foremost we would like to thank Leslie for helping us on our "Journey to Moscow" Please stay in touch!

Wednesday and Thursday Justin and I went to Lutheran Science Camp at I was a chaperone and Justin was a participant in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade over night camp. It was a very interesting two days! Friday we came home and both had a cold. LOL

Saturday we went to the lake and winterized the waverunners hard to believe that Summer is long over.

Amy found a great rug for Pink's room. We are on the hunt for the perfect glider for her room and then it will be finished.
More news to come!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Visas are applied for! Time to pack!

Sat down this evening and filled out applications for Visas to enter Russia. Done! We are paper work junkies.. LOL For those of you reading the blog and considering adoption, the paper work is long and tedious; but well worth it! Just jump in both feet and tackle it. Oh, and I like to think that all the prayers for us and Pink are a big help too!

Did some more work in Pink's room this past weekend. The rocking chair is getting coat and coats of laquer and we added some cute Disney decorations to the walls.
More news to come!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thanks Grandpa & Grandma Fridley!!

Grandpa & Grandma Fridley were kind enough to supply an antique dresser for Pink's room. Grandma bought the dresser several years ago on one of her antiquing trips. It matches the rest of the room perfectly. Although it didn't start in the Fridley Family hopefully it will be a treasured piece for generations to come!

Pink update: We booked our flight to Russia. CHI is handling all of our hotel reservations and all of the rest of our needs. Leslie from CHI assured me all we need to do is take care of flights, food & souvenirs! They are super folks at CHI!

We would like to take this time to ask for prayers for Pink. We would also like to ask prayers for us to be able to sneak in that second trip yet this year! God has allowed us to get so far ahead of the process and we are thankful, but we can't stop now. As of now we are going to travel in November and then get the second and third trip in late January early February. But, wouldn't it be great to get trip #2 in 2009!

A little side note on me: the foot is not broken! Thank God for that! He did say i had quite a bit of tendon damage and we will play it by ear. At least I don't have to wear the big goofy boot. I have a big brace on my ankle and can slip on some shoes. YEAH!

Fall weather has arrived!

More news to come!