Easter 2009

Easter 2009
Happy boy.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

They're Back!

Two of my favorite men finally made it home on Friday night. Back where they belong. Dmytro "Troy" was happy to see all of his family members at the airport. He is fitting in just like he had never left. We are glad this part of the journey is over.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Green light for Friday!

Vladimir is the Man. He got everything done and the boys will head home on Friday. Dmytro passed his medical with flying colors. See you there. United flight 6683 Denver to SLC 7:22 pm
If anything changes I will post it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


According to Dave he sprung Dmytro "Troy" Edward Luke out of "no parent prison" this morning. He has Vladimir helping him now. When they got to the court none of the papers were ready like they were supposed to be and the copy machine was broken. Dave said Vladimir put on his superman cape and fixed the copier and got the papers ready. They then headed to the orphanage and with a quick "donation" Dima was free. I am so relieved as they have not been kind to Dave and Dima even up until the last moment. They are now rushing around Ukraine to get the necessary paperwork done so they can be on the plane Friday. How wonderful it will be to have them home.
Just Added:
I received an e-mail from Dave. Vladimir was able to get Dmytro's birth certificate and passport in one day. Wednesday they head to Kiev for a medical and interview at the US Embassy. Things look really good for Friday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Hero's Welcome

Dave has endured to the end and is hoping to have Dima out of the orphanage on Tuesday. It will be a mad dash to complete all of the necessary paperwork for them to catch their plane on Friday. If all goes very well they will arrive in Salt Lake City on Friday October 24 at 7:22 pm. We will meet in the United Airlines baggage claim. You are all invited to come and help us greet them. Bring your American flags and wear your yellow ribbons. They are both heroes in my book. We will put yellow ribbons up at our house if they are coming. Call me or check the website to be sure they are on that plane. I will update as needed. Your thoughts and prayers have pulled us through. THANKS EVERYONE.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I made it just in time

Well, I made it home on Thursday night. It was a surprise at the airport because two other families, Millers and Reynolds, returned just after my flight with their new kids. I wasn't aware they were coming in. It was so good to see them. My daughters, Krista and Ruth were not feeling well when I got home. They needed back up. Friday, our 12 year old Zane flipped off his scooter and knocked out his front teeth. He had quite some repair work to do and still do. He was glad his Mom was there for him. Dave continually fights with the orphanage to visit Dmytro. They have alot of fun together and Dave says Dmytro is back to his trusting self. It was like a big weight was lifted off of him when he finally told the judge yes.
We are hoping they will come home on Friday October 24 United Airlines [between Denver and SLC] at 7:22pm. We will post it and you are all welcome to come to the airport and help us celebrate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dmytro said Yes

After all of the twists and turns Dmytro finally said Yes to being adopted. The judge ruled in our favor. It has been an exhausting and difficult road. Your prayers have helped. It took multiple miracles. I will return home Thursday night. David will stay and finish the adoption and he and Dmytro should return home around Oct. 24. I will post it. Continue your prayers for David and Dmytro - it is far from over for them.
Love to all.