So, so sorry to not have updated. We thought we had done a quick update about how court went before we left Ukraine, but apparently we just thought it in our brains and didn’t actually type it. In any case, court went great! The very first question the judge asked Ian (can’t remember what it was), he responded with an English “yes” and everyone in the room ( all 9 of us in a little room, not a real courtroom as I had envisioned) laughed! The judge seemed pleased with our answers and Ian told the judge that he will have a sister named “Olivia”, a sister named “Annalise”, a brother named “Ian”, and a dog named “Rexi”. When the judge asked him about his friends, he cooly answered her that he will stay in touch with them via the computer. We celebrated with icecream and a nice lunch! Wahoo! Thanks to all for your prayers. Now, the waiting period, and both Mat and I decided to return home during that time to love on our kiddos at home a bit. It was hard leaving Ian and we think of him everyday. We are hoping to be able to skype with him tomorrow, but are having some trouble getting that arranged. I’m glad I did come home, it has been a sweet time with my 3 fishies. And I think it has helped prepare them and make them even more excited for Ian’s homecoming! They like hearing stories about him. We are currently at my oldest daughter’s championship swim meet! She has 3 top 15 finishes in our state and it has been such joy to watch her swim again! We have been wondereing if maybe Ian will be a swimmer…..a soccor player….a biker…..a nature lover….what will be his bent? What will be his God given talents and abilities? We can’t wait to find out! More later – back to the swim meet we go. Oh, and at the swim meet, I met a man and his son who immigrated from Ukraine 11 years ago. We’ve had some interesting conversations – so cool! I’ll be heading back to Ukraine next week with my oldest after a breif stop over in Austria to visit relatives. Again, sorry for the delayed update and thanks for all your prayers and thougths!!