Thursday, October 05, 2006


Just a quick entry to say we are well! We picked up both boys this afternoon and enjoyed the rest of the day as a new family. Both boys are sleeping now – no problem with them going to sleep for which we are grateful. We are still figuring out what to feed them but it worked out tonight with bread, mashed potatoes, and yogurt (they had applesauce for a snack earlier). It was a very white meal – wouldn’t have passed any home ec class. :)

We are blessed beyond belief with these two beautiful boys! We will write more about the day hopefully tomorrow and especially their first meeting. But we have to be ready to leave at 7:30a.m. tomorrow morning for the airport and have much to do to be ready. Thanks for your continued prayers – we have been blessed by your notes!

Also a Happy Birthday to my sisters, Stephanie & Margaret, I’m so thankful for both of you as sisters and friends! Love you and miss you!

P.S. We’ve tried posting several pictures but are having a difficult time…we apologize. And don’t worry, eventually we will make up for it! :)


steph said...

wonderful talking briefly on the phone today and hearing the little noises of the boys! Can't wait to see you. I'll be praying all goes well in Almaty. love you.

Jen said...

I am so excited that you are all four together. I have been sharing about your family with girls I am in Bible study with at school for prayer, and I was thrilled to be able to tell them that you were all together at last. :)
In my development class today we were studying toddlers and I couldn't stop thinking about Patrick and Calvin :)
Love you all!

Grandma Judd said...

I was so happy to find your message to say you are all together and are ready for the next step of the journey--coming home. I loved your statement of "We are blessed beyond belief with these two beautiful boys." I think their parents are the greatest, and they will be so blessed to have you. My prayers will continue for a safe happy return home. God's love is with you and so is mine.
Grandma Judd

Heather L. said...

I can't wait to hear about the boys' first meeting! That must have been very special. I expect you are now on your way to Almaty. We pray everything goes well and you will be home soon!

liz said...

hello family! i love you guys.:) i have enjoyed sharing all the exciting news of the past few days with the several people around campus that have been praying with and for you. everyone is so excited for you! and for me and my new aunt-ness.:) God bless you in Almaty and i can't wait to see you!

Micah said...

Kathryn would fit right in with your boys. "All white meals" suit her just fine :). I was wondering how the boys did sleeping! That is such a blessing. We can't WAIT to see more pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Uralsk Family,

We have arrived home after a crazy few days in ALmaty. We are so glad everything went well and are soooooooo happy for you all and the other families traveling with you. BE SURE you have meds to make boys sleep, that was a job in a half with Counsel. We laughed in thoughts of you with 2. We miss you and having been praying for you. Tell others we said hi and Congrads/
Love, Ryann, Darren and Counselor