Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday - More Friends

We have made a great connection with the Matthews and they are doing well. They have decided to adopt the little girl they were visiting yesterday. We had breakfast with them and decided to try to be at the orphanage at the same time some days so that we can be together. Then we found out that another couple was coming today, and we had seen them at the SDA, and then met them again at the airport, as they were on our flight. They actually went to another region, which did not work out, so then made another choice, and it happened to be here! Amazing! We were all 3 at the orphanage at the same time today. We actually took Halle to the park and for ice cream first, then we knew that the Matthews were coming, so we waited for them and they brought all sorts of stuff for the girls to do their hair and makeup. Their girl is 11 and her group of friends are probably all 11-12, whereas Halle usually hangs with the younger girls. We took her to the room where the other girls were and she brought one of her younger friends. They had a good time making themselves up. We did not get to talk to the other couple afterwards, but they asked where we were staying, so they may end up here also. This has been a real blessing having other American couples to spend time with. When we got back to the hotel there were at least 20 police officers in the parking lot and foyer. We were a little concerned, to say the least. We found out that the Donetsk Football team has a game tonight against Croatia, and a very large number of Croatian fans are staying here. The police are expecting trouble. They say football fans can cause a lot of trouble in Europe, breaking windows, etc. The Croatians are everywhere, and they are loud. The problem is, the game hasn't even started, I'm sure it will be much worse when they come back from the game. Hopefully, there will be just as many policemen here then, and they will keep them under control. We will try to watch the game to see who wins.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like things are going well. So glad that you and Halle are connecting so quickly. Can't wait until you can bring her home.

Love and Prayers!

Dian and Rick

Anonymous said...

I am so happy things are going so well for you, I look forward everyday to read your blog and see pictures of you and Halle.
Can not wait to meet her and have you all back home here.
God bless you all, Judy

Kelly said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun at the park with Halle. I'm glad that you have other families to share this experience with from the States. I can't wait until you get to bring her home. I'm still praying for a quick court date! Kelly

Anonymous said...

Go Croatian!!!

Years ago, we were in Nuremberg, Germany, walking around and taking in the sites, etc. My buddy and I came into a public square where there was 100 police suiting up in their riot gear. Pretty scarey.

This was probably in 1998/1999 when the Kurdish people were protesting again Saddam's bad treatment of their people in Iraq. So I figured the Kurds were planning a protest.

We went up to the police to see what the situation was and quickly learned that Dusseldorf was in town and they were planning for a soccer riot afterwards.

Needless to say, we got off the streets.

Silly Euro-soccer fans.

I bet they never riot after Nick & Andrews games . . . . .


Anonymous said...

We are so happy to see your smiling faces and praying for speedy dates coming up for you and Halle so you can get back here adn we can meet her:) Love you,

The Placencias