Actually, it's not really the beginning, but the culmination of many months of plannning and preparation. Maybe it's the beginning of the end, of this part at least.We are finally off to the airport and patiently waiting for our boarding from Orlando to Frankfurt, then on to Almaty, Kazakhstan. We will arrvie in Almaty near midnight Wednesday. The following morning, or sometime shortly thereafter, is when we will fly to Astana and then our 4 hour drive to Kokshetau. What's a little more time after months of preparing for this. It always seems like the last few hours (minutes) are the longest. Fortunately, the boys are in their usual routine at home busy with homework and practice and being well cared for by their Nana and Papa. Hopefully, this will keep some normalcy to their schedule. We miss them already but know they are in great hands with family and friends.