Tuesday, February 15, 2011


It's Russia time! Andy had a very early flight this morning - 6:30 a.m. to be exact - requiring a less than desireable 4 a.m. wake up call. The excitement of the upcoming trip, coupled with the anxiety and eagerness to arrive and touch a ball, left both of us restless much of the night and afforded us very little sleep. Thankfully, we're pretty pro at these early morning flights (read: our lives last spring and summer) so getting up and at 'em wasn't TOO MUCH of a challenge.

It wasn't a happy moment, saying goodbye again, but this time I took a much different approach - rip the bandaid. This time I was far less lame - I did not stand in the airport clutching Harry W and crying as I watched Andy go through security. We arrived, we hugged, we kissed, we said we'd miss each other, promised to be good and enjoy the adventure, and said goodbye. Thank goodness it's only a few weeks until I join him. I keep telling myself it's just a quick trip and we'll be together before we know it.

Mr. Hein is currently enroute to Yaroslavl by way of NYC. I asked if he wouldn't mind stopping by the W on Lex during his layover in New York to help with Hidden Valley event prep...he politely declined. He's set to arrive in Russia around noon on Wednesday. They have an away match that evening and we're guessing he'll be swooped from the airport and taken directly to the gym. Whether or not he plays, it seems like they wanted him there ASAP.

And so the official adventure begins. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as we travel, experience a new culture, welcome the opportunity to play with a new team and begin our crazy life together.

On to the next one...

kate + andy

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! Exciting adventures! I'm excited to hear the updates!