Follow along with us on our journey. Just click on a journal day below to see pictures and to read about our daily adventures. 

DAY

INDEX
Pre-Trip Getting Ready to Leave: Our Pre-Trip Preparations
Feb 11th - Day 1 Our journey begins - Leaving for Kazakhstan
Feb 12th - Day 2 We arrive in Almaty; Happy Birthday, Robin!
Feb 13th - Day 3 Our first day in Kazakhstan
Feb 14th - Day 4 Our trip to Uralsk and seeing Emil for the first time!
Feb 15th - Day 5 Say hello to Emil Paul Sander (Revised)
Feb 16th - Day 6 Emil is sick again
Feb 17th - Day 7 Dave meets with success on the internet
Feb 18th - Day 8 Emil's daily schedule
Feb 19th - Day 9 Visit to the park
Feb 20th - Day 10 Ice skating and billiards
Feb 21st - Day 11 Emil, up close and personal
Feb 22nd - Day 12 Emil gets a massage; City Tour
Feb 23rd - Day 13 Feeding Emil for the first time
Feb 24th - Day 14 Emil meets his Uncle Robin
Feb 25th - Day 15 Dave's better; catching up
Feb 26th - Day 16 And the pieces fit - Sierra meets Emil for the first time!  Zhas Dauren
Feb 27th - Day 17 Pre-court meeting with Olga; Kaz Theater
Feb 28th - Day 18 Emil's room; Pre-court
Mar 1st - Day 19 Kazakh cuisine
Mar 2nd - Day 20 Court - It's official!  We are Emil's forever family!
Mar 3rd - Day 21
Mar 4th - Day 22
Mar 5th - Day 23
Mar 6th - Day 24
Mar 7th - Day 25
Mar 8th - Day 26
Mar 9th - Day 27
Mar 10th - Day 28
Mar 11th - Day 29
Mar 12th - Day 30
Mar 13th - Day 31
Mar 14th - Day 32
Mar 15th - Day 33 We fly home to Syracuse, a family of four!