I hope Krista doesn't read this part since she is still in Ukraine, but it was sooooo nice to sleep in my own bed last night. There is nothing better in the world than sleeping in your own bed after being away for so long. It was also nice to shower in my own shower. The showers over there are bath tub/showers, but they don't have shower curtains. I spend half the time in the shower just trying to not make huge puddles on the bathroom floor.
Anyway, the court went pretty well, although there was the usual curveball that happened. Everything always seems to get done, but never as smoothly as we think. Just as the court was supposed to start, the judge was reading through all of the paperwork. He found that there was a typo in the spelling of the father's last name in some paperwork that had been done a few years in the past. The judge would not hear the case until this was fixed, as he could be giving away the rights of the children to the wrong father, which is understandable. It was just a little crazy that this was happening right when we were supposed to start and we thought all of the paperwork was in good order. To make a long story shorter, a judge in the city where the kids are from said that it was a typo and he would redo the paperwork, so we sent a taxi driver 45 minutes away to pick it up and bring it back to the court. So court was supposed to start at 3, didn't start until 5:45. Luckily, this wasn't in the US, as they probably would have adjourned court right at 5. It didn't get over until about 7:20, which was only an hour before my flight was supposed to leave, which was at least a 1.5 hour taxi ride away. I was able to rebook my flights home without too much additional cost. So I made it home a day late, which is really no big deal. As long as the judge approved everything, I didn't really care when I got home.
I went shopping today, and I will be returning to Target to return the stuff I bought that was the wrong stuff. Krista given me a list of the kind of socks and underwear that she wanted me to buy, but of course I forgot it. I tried to remember, and got most of it right, but not all of it. My mom and I then went to the outlets, we particularly did our damage at Gap and Old Navy. We bought a couple outfits for each kid, it was more fun than I thought it would be. I even got my own Gap card, Krista has one but is still in Ukraine, so I got 15% off. I did really good at getting the boys stuff, but kind of struggled to find girls clothes that I thought the kids and Krista would like. We will see.