Guatemalan Sisters

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Half Way There!

Some good news here! We have the pink slip (US Embassy appointment) for September 11th for Katerine but no appointment for Kimberly. They can't find the 171H that allows me to adopt 2 children, even though we have email proof from the Yakima WA INS folks. This means we need to be there by the 11th for Katerine's appointment but have no idea when Kimberly's appointment will be.

With the long weekend ahead, we won't be able to do anything until next Tuesday. Frustrating....but there is a purpose. We just have to recognize it.

Friday, August 18, 2006


Hi Everyone,

We are out of PGN as of yesterday! Now we wait for the new birth certificates, and word on the Embassy appointment. We're looking at about 4 weeks until we travel to pick up the girls. Timing is bad since Devin is heading back to college next weekend. However, this is as it's meant to be.

On a sad note, a co-worker died suddenly this morning in our Georgia offices. I feel incredibly sad that this vital, young and caring woman is now gone. Life is short, too short for her. She will be missed by many.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Happy Sunday

It's been a few weeks since I've posted. Life has us busy it seems. Here's what's new:

1. Still waiting on PGN to release the girls. The good news is that there were a ton of cases to come out the past few weeks. The best news is that many families that have been waiting since late 2005 and early 2006 are finally bringing their children home. The bad news is that we are not yet one of those families. However, we've only been in PGN since mid-June. We did get a medical update and Katerine hasn't been gaining weight. That's bothersome and have asked for a follow up medical appointment. Stll waiting on that.

2. I had the opportunity to travel to Cleveland and Baltimore in the last month. Both cities were a nice surprise. I really like them both. I love visiting new cities. Cleveland had the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Really cool. Baltimore had a beautiful harbor and very nice weather. I also found a great handbag store. :) It was called Handbags in the City and the owner was great. Travel back from Baltimore was messy due to the recent terror threat. It made Friday a really long day. Lots of delays and cancellations. Friday was a 21 hour day for me. Saturday was useless to me.

3. Taylor now has a job. It's a start and school is only about a month of away for her.

4. Devin is about 3 weeks away from going to school. We wll miss having her around. I don't think Taylor will miss having to share the car with Devin.

5. Jayden took swimming lessons through KinderCare and had a great time. She has learned how to dog paddle and can put her head under the water. She wants me to put a pool in the backyard. Yeah, right.

6. We got away to the beach for a long weekend. It was beautiful but windy. Jayden even got blown off her feet several times on Monday. (She only weighs 38 pounds.) Mostly it was nice to get away. Devin brought her boyfriend Elias and Taylor brought her friend Becca. Becca is off to USC soon and we will all miss her.

7. I finally broke down and have cable DSL and wireless Internet. Yes, I was clearly the last AOL client on dial up. Mostly I kept it to make my teenagers crazy.

I hope everyone has a great week. Let's hope this week will continue to bring more children out of PGN.