Tuesday, December 27
Today was -15C cold. Cold, cold cold. Everything is soo beautiful. White, sparkling- looks clean and really peaceful. Regina is doing better, but they do miss usa. We have no interenet connection at home , so kids are bored to death because they have nothing to do. My moms house is really small- just 3 rooms and kitchen. The rooms we live in we also sleep in. So it is grazy 24/7. We also are allready getting to each other nerves......
On a happier note- tomorrow (dec 28th ) is our 7th wedding anniversary. For that we leave kids with my parents and drive to tallin to celebrate. ( tallin is about 350 kilometers from my parents house, it takes about 4 hours to drive there, but it'll be worth it.
Take care and happy holidays...
Thursday, December 22
Tuesday, December 20
My neighbor who works in Post office just told me that I WILL BE THE first person to get package today. So it should be here shortly!!!!!!
Reginas passport is finally in system. BUT it is not in our local post office. It is in Santa Ana distribution center. I have to wait another hour to start making phonecalls before I have more answers. PLEASE, USPS do not let me down today. I NEEd THIS PASSPORT ASAP. Customer service girl does not know whick post office it is. Fingers crossed.
Monday, December 19
I do not know what to do.... I hate this.
Sunday, December 18
Today was busy day. We woke up 9 am. Ate breakfast. I told kids to check their stockings and they did and , oh how surprised they were when they discovered that stockigs were not empty anymore. :)
Then we headed to Ralps to buy some food. And around 2pm we went to our neighbors house for Christmas Partey.
The moment I stepped into her house , my christmas spirit came back. her house looked amazing. She had about 3 snow willages , 2-3 christmas trees, EVERYTHING was decorated and it was done in such a classy manner. Her house was A M A Z I N G!!!!! It was like a museum inside. Beautiful :) We had early dinner there, chit chatted with neighbors and then around 4 pm we left.
Then we headed to Reginas friends house. We exchanged gifts, kids played and I had fun talking to Beth. :) After we got home , gabriel played with his new car for an hour , regina sorted out her stickers and now they are sleeping and I am trying to figure out what have I not packed. lol
I have 2 HOT pink suitcases full of things. One suitcase weighs 56 lbs and other 30 lbs. I have my backback almost ready- it is missing my laptop and camera. I packed Reginas suitcase because I wanted to take along something they have not seen yet because our trip is 18 hours total and if I do not have any good surprizes to take along with me, I'll be in big trouble. lol
Now I ran into another little problem. I have tracking number for Reginas passport ( it is through USPS, BUT it does not work. It is starting with letters EV, but when I check usps letter, non of the tracking number there start with EV. So I think I hav to wake up early to find out what is going on and Why I can not track her passport.
OK. Now good night. I take my acking bones to bed and dream about sourkrout and blood budding.......
Saturday, December 17
So today I logged into passport site and the message I got was this-
Thank you for submitting your passport application!
Your passport application locator number is ......
We have finished processing your passport, and it has been mailed to you.
You paid for overnight delivery. This means you should receive your passport on or about 12/18/2005.
I can not belive this. Yesterday they had no news whatsoever and today. Now lets hope that overnight delivery works. I am beyond happy- now lets just hope that this was not another error.
I think my grandma up there somewhere heard me cry....
Friday, December 16
And I am soooo proud of Regina. She did 2 MRI's without sedations. Unbelivable. She was so ready for it. No complaning, no tears, no fuss at all. She just climbed on MRI table , closed her eyes and fell asleep. And of course , everybody who was in MRI room told us, that even some 16 year olds can not do such a good job staying still. :) And they told REgina that she is the BEST MRI kid ever.lol
Since I did not have a car for my stay, We pretty much hang out in hospital or in Grizzlies house. This time of year there is lots to do. In grizzlies house there were 2 christmas parties with awsome southern dinners. lol First dinner had lots of food- BBQ meatballs, sweet and sour meatballs, chicken, vegetables, lots of different cheeses, fruits , drinks and variety of desserts. It was fun dinner. On thursday the Wilsons( sp?) hotels hosted dinner and after dinner Santa came and gave kids lots, and lots of educational presents. :) I could not belive the rudness of some parents and kids. They opened their presents, ran back and seyed- I do not like this toy, this it a baby toy, I want new toy etc. - I was embarrased for them. Gosh, gifts were awsome, not some cheep toys- those were Discovery toys, games etc. Anyway- it was just great. I even managed to get myself to feel chirstmasy for a while. :) There are good people out there .....
AND we are now home. It felt sooo good to hug my little boy after this stressful week. he had this silliest , cutest, sweetest smile on his face that melted my heart. Sadly I was just way to tired to enjoy it completely, and I did pick up somekind of stomack bug... anyway- I have been huging my kids on and off last 5 hours. I think they will be sick off my hugs soon. :):)
Now everybody - cross your fingers and hope for holiday miracles for us.....
I have been crying my eyes out for about half an hour. I do not remember when was the last time I cryed so much about something that is not even worth crying... I just need one simple YES or NO.
BTW. Nick got his visa :) Thanks to my good friends in Estonia who did everything in theyr power to make his visa process faster. :) Thank you guys.:):)
Wednesday, December 14
NO changes in REginas brain. SHe is doing awsome, she is cancer free!!!
Monday, December 12
Tomorrow 12.00 she has MRI and that is it.
She still is coughing a lot and has lot of discharge from eyes , nose and lungs( she spits out a lot of yelloishy gooo).
Saturday, December 10
Friday, December 9
Tuesday, December 6
Everything is going pretty well with us. Kids miss their dad very much and ask every day when Dad is coming home. I do miss my dh a lot, but only because I need a brake and I do not want to worry about babysitters or parents night out or after school activity places. I miss going to movies and eating in nice restaurants. I miss his clothes on the floor next to dirty laundry basket, I miss cooking for him and I miss his hugs and kisses. ...... I MISS HIM TOO!!!!
There is hope that soon we will reunite again. And hopefully he will stay for at least couple of months. :)
Sunday, December 4
Friday, December 2
Thursday, December 1
BUT, there are 2 important last minute before Christmas kind of things that are pending right now.
#one- We went ahead and applied Reginas passport yesterday. Problem is, I was told that there is a slight chance that it WILL not get ready when we need it. ( SO START CROSSING EVERYTHING ALLREADY).. and other thing... Nick has something MAJOR going on for him( couple of things- if everything goes well, and there is buyer for his company, he does not have to go to china so often..
#two- his Estonian visa application is still not approved.... MORE CROSSING PLEASE......