Sunday, July 29, 2007

Paperwork is sent!!

Well...we mailed in ALL of the final paperwork needed for our dossier. As long as everything is done correctly,we are about on the last stages of our journey. This will be the hardest part, though. Once all of the paperwork gets in Vietnam we will just be waiting for the referral. There is really no set time when that will come so we will just have to be patient and trust in God's timing!!!

We just arrived home from our last summer getaway! We spent a few days in Eureka Springs at a place called Spider Creek. We all enjoyed our time away and had fun on our little canoe trip. I even fell out of the canoe at the end!! Emilie thought it was quite funny. I wasn't really laughing about it!!

The kids will be back in school in just a few weeks and we plan on working on the baby's room and getting things organized for when we will be traveling to Vietnam. We are very excited about traveling but I am very nervous about leaving the other kids. We have great friends and family that are taking on the kids. GOD BLESS THEM!!!

Until later...


Saturday, July 21, 2007


After a long 44 days, our approval came today from immigration! YEAH!!! We are very excited as this is one more major step done. Now we will put together the last of our paperwork and submit it to our adoption agency. They will then do their part to prepare it for Vietnam and send it on its way. This was NOT the longest waiting period but when it is the last piece of the puzzle, to finish the paperwork, it was very important. My friend got to see my "happy" dance!! We are one step closer to our baby boy.

Emilie is gone to Branson with Grandma and Grandpa. She is having a wonderful time, from what I hear!! The guys will be home tomorrow from their High Adventure trip. They seemed to have had a wonderful time, also. Tifanie has been doing her own thing and working. I spent today doing some antique shopping and looking for a dresser for the baby's room.

Thanks for ALL of the prayers. I know they are being heard. Please continue as we are preparing for the "BIG" wait next!!

until later...


Friday, July 6, 2007

4th of July!!

Well, I think we have recooperated from the 4th of July activities. We only had a few minor injuries and of course those were the "BIG" kid!! Don loves the 4th. I think it is one of his favorite holidays. He loves to tell stories about his friends and Dad shooting bottle rockets at each other. Yes, I know--this is very unsafe and I try to remind them of this!!!

We went to the farm to shoot our fireworks. (Mammy and Grandpa's) Although, everyone else in our neighborhood shoots them here, it is still illegal,so we head to the farm. We had a great time. Our friends, Debra and Trey went along with us. We also had the boyfriend and the girlfriend!! I think they all had a good time.

We helped at the North American Christian Convention yesterday. We went on the field trip to Paradise Park. Don had a small group of 4 or 5 (Emilie went back and forth between us) and he got the wild boys. We were very tired last night, especially Don as he had not had any sleep for a few days. Emilie did make a friend from California. She was very excited.

We are still waiting on our I-171H. It has been 29 days so we are praying it arrives very soon. I would be so happy if it is here within this next week. The guys leave on the 13th for a Boy Scout High Adventure in Minnesota and will be gone until the 22nd. But...God is in control and we will follow His plan for us!!

So...until later...