Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 1, So far, so good!

Hi there folks, we made it to Kiev! My trusty laptop clock tells me its 1:04 am in Colorado, so most of you are sleeping at this hour. No worries, sleep dreams!

For everyone else awake, here's a quick recap of the travels. Huge kudos goes out to Clay & Selene Peck, our pastor and his wife, for the travel pills! The package says that it helps knock the edge off being jet-lagged and helps to reset the natural circadian rhythm. Jet lag averted and with the help of two Benadryl tablets each, we all slept 12 hours last night! In fact, Jordan is still out! None of us slept well on the 14+ hours on three plane rides.

We departed Denver enroute to Chicago on Saturday. That trip went well and there were no problems. We got into O'Hare after a loop around Lake Michigan.

The second flight, Chicago to Munich was delayed 30 minutes while they fixed a light in the first class cabin. No, we didn't fly first class. We were in the rear with the gear!

We originally had a 3 hour layover in Munich, but with the delay and grabbing lunch, we only waited for an hour. We flew into Kiev without a hitch and made our way out of the plane. Getting through customs, grabbing bags, and getting out of the airport was no problem. I love that Munich to Kiev flight much better that the Frankfurt flight...less people and fewer problems, always!

We were picked up by our facilitator and taken to our Kiev apartment. We are right on Krashatik Street and a block away from Independence square where this picture was taken with Jordan.

So now it is time to start the day! We are getting in touch with all of our missionary friends here. Calls have been made to Becky, Karen, Oksana and Andrei to name a few. I think we will sight-see today and take it easy. Our SDA appointment is tomorrow at 10 am to ask for Lizzie! Yeah! We will let you know how that goes.

Tomorrow, after the SDA, I think the plan is to take gifts and letters to the Boyarka Dietski Dom where our first three kids were housed, then have dinner out at my favorite Shoshleek restaurant with Becky and Nadia.

So here, we long last!

God is talking to me again...this was K-LOVE's encouraging word of the day.
Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
~ Psalm 37:3, NLT
~ Felix ~


Clay said...

Glad the natural no jet lag pills helped. Looking forward to following your adventure! Clay (and Selene)

Milena said...

Wonderful to hear that you've arrived safely! Hoping for a smooth and easy appointment for you!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

So wonderful that you made it safely. I pray you guys are able to enjoy the city with Jordan for today. As far as tomorrow, I can't wait until you have that referel in hand!!!! One more day!!!

Pam said...

How exciting! Praying for your appointment! P.S. Guess we will miss you again. We are flying into Denver on Thursday.

The McEacherns said...

I love that Lizzie is finally going to be coming home for good. Enjoy Kiev. We'll be praying!

Kristi S said...

So happy you made it safely! Your heart for your girls truly amazes and inspires me. :)

Our prayers are with you!

The Houghtons said...

Ah, the familiar sights of Kiev! We are keeping the prayers coming your way! You guys are the Ukie experts! It's good you have familiar people to see and places to go!

Anonymous said...

Hurray! Does Lizzie know you are in country yet? You are all in our prayers.

mikeandmichelle said...

So, so happy this day has finally arrived..., only a few more hours!! We will be praying and can not wait for the next update. Oh, and I need the name of those jet lag pills later!

Jefferson Hunt said...

Yea! Glad things went well. Wish I were there. Have a good time.

dodo said...

Welcome to the old world! Your mission is nearly accomplished!
Dick & family

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Heidi loves to play sand volleyball, sail and garden. Felix loves to fly at the local aeroclub, sail and fish.