Kidd Ethiopia Adoption

Click HERE to watch us getting Endale at the orphanage

Click HERE to watch us getting Gabrielle at the orphanage

Friday, July 20, 2007

A Beautiful Day

Well this is a day that is such a blessing. One of my closest friends had her 3rd baby about an hour ago. His name is Justin Jeremieh, and he weighs 7 pounds 10 oz. They worked so hard to get him here and he is such a blessing! Praise, praise, praise for his healthy and final arrival.

On another great note.....we got our I-171 back today! They got it, certified it and and sent it out all the same day. Thanks VA SOS for being so on top of the process. They have been the quickest and most reliable of all the paperwork process. So, I am making photocopies as I type. Never did the copies of docs before sending them foe cert. so now I am having to try to fold back the seal page to copy the docs underneath. Next time I will remember that. :)

On a 3rd great note: Laurel told me this morning that she is going to Ethiopia August 1st and will just hand deliver any dossiers that are to her in that timeframe. I know it's crazy, but that gives me a good feeling. I have watched everyone in my agencies blog group track their dossiers and wait for the pick-up.....a bit stressful I must say. Maybe God is giving me this little gift since having worked on those precious papers for over 1 1/2 years. Because of our changing countries, rejected docs, expiration redo's, etc. I swear I have seen some of those papers a ridiculous amount of tmes! But, they get me closer to my babies so that's just fine.

On a 4th note, Pete sort of surprised me this morning and asked if I wanted to go to Penn State tonight when he gets home from work! We haven't been there since we had Isabelle (over 6 years ago) and we have been feeling the draw and desire to get up there....and our kids are so excited to see where mommy and daddy went to school, where daddy asked mommy to marry him and where we actually got married. It gets even better, our great friends Zach and Gene (who moved back to PSU a couple months ago) got a sitter Saturday night for themselves and when we called to say we were stopping in town they asked if we would want to share the sitter and go out for a night on the town!!!!!! O.K. now we're talking! To be able to go out at night, especially with those two and visti the old bar and club scene will be crazy. Funny, though, crazy isn't what it used to be........that's a good thing. We don't drink much anymore (it's a beautiful thing) but I bet it will be as much fun or even better. What a special treat for Pete and I (memories, romance, new love) , our kids (seeing the place where it all started, seeing where the stories come from and the pictures come to life) and our visit and freindship with Zack and Gene (reconnecting, meeting their 2nd child, seeing their new house, rehashing old memories and making new ones as adults and PARENTS!!! eek)

Funny, I took a pic of Pete this morning for the passport photos needed for cracks me up, he was wearing his t-shirt and didn't smile. I am going to try to load it .....I am sure he will be so happy I am posting it. hee hee
by Andrea 11:23:00 AM
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