Thursday, April 26
Well Jon and I just returned from another milestone in this adoption process of ours. Today we went to the office of Immigration in Tukwilla (technically Seattle) for our fingerprinting appointments. This will enable us to be issued a visa for our child. We are happy to announce that all when well, despite our little security drama. After sucessfully going through the metal detector and wand scan, I was called to by the nice lady who looks at the x-ray machines...I naturally assumed that she was going to praise me for my sense of style and my fantastic zebra print purse. That was not the case, instead she glared and said "Mama, do you have a butter knife in your purse?" I looked in my purse and as a matter of fact, yes i did! Why? you might ask, well duh, i had snack at mops two weeks ago. I am just glad that the residual cream cheese that was left on it had not yet begun to grow anything. This little incident only put more fuel on Jon's argument that I have to much crap in my "bags". I then had to leave all of my items with jon inside the building, run down a long hill to my car, place my butter knife in the car and run all the way back. Good Fun! After the "security drama" we sat with others (lots of others) and waited.........................................................got our prints done and were on our way. Yippee! Another item checked off the list a mere 900 more items to go :)
Saturday, April 21
Well the t-ball season is in full swing. Today Jack played in his first game. Wow was it funny. His team the "Mighty Milleniums" did a fantastic job of hitting and running. (not necessarily hitting far or running to the correct base- but it was fun) Jack is excited about his cool black t-shirt, wearing a batting helmet and snack. The kid LOVES snack! Jon was a proud papa, watching his kiddo in action and reminicing about his t-ball days.
We continue to be in the process of adopting a child from Guatemala. At this point in time we are waiting for our international paperwork to be completed so that we can send it to Guatemala. Please continue to pray for us in this process. Here are some specific ways that you can pray: The health of our birthmother and baby, that Guatemala will stay open to adoptions and that our paperwork will be processed with out issue. We covet your prayers. We will keep you posted!