Sunday, May 4, 2008

Greetings from Serbia!!!

We are here! All of our luggage made it too---hooray!!! You should have seen us trying to shove 4 suitcases and 2 carry-ons into a YUGO. It was a bit tight. Pretty funny. Belgrade is much bigger than I thought it would be. It is a beautiful time to be here. It is very green. There was a downpour for about 10 minutes but then it stopped. Unfortunately, it happened when we were out walking two streets away from the apartment so we got a bit wet. :-) The buildings in our part of town are old and have a lot of history and nice architecture. There are several bombed buildings still standing. The US Embassy now has cement blocks where the windows used to be. (Since it was attacked and set on fire a few months ago during a demonstration.) Guess you just can't be too careful, huh?

Our apartment is nice. Nothing fancy but it is perfect for us. We are not very high maintenance. LOL The man helping us from the church (the Branch President) is wonderful. He has really set everything up for us. Right now we are at the church using the internet until they get ours installed this week. He even stocked our apt with some food so we would have something to eat when we arrived.

The flight was exhausting and I am really looking forward to sleeping tonight laying down! Tomorrow is the big day!!!! We will meet with the Ministry and then meet Max for the first time!!! I cannot wait, as you might have guessed. So, check tomorrow and I will try to post pictures of the big moment. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.



Glad that you had a safe journey and that all is well. When do you get to meet your little angel? You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tammy and John RR

liesel said...

I can't wait!

Arizona mom to eight said...

Such great news, glad you are there safely, good to know the church is helping you while you are there too.

I am looking forward to tomorrow and seeing your sweetie in your arms.


Michelle said...

yay!! I am so excited for you, and for HIM...he doesnt even know how much his world is about to change for the better. I am guessing theres a special angel watching too with a big old smile on his face. Hurry up and get your boy. :)

Christina said...

So glad to hear that you made it safely! Can't wait to hear about your exciting day tomorrow!

RR Group

Hailey said...

Wow!! How exciting that you are there! I was thinking it was still a week or so away. I'm so excited for you that you will get to meet Max tomorrow! I will check back to see pics!