Monthly Archives: August 2008

bureaucracy at its best

Yeah, I knew our schedule would change, so why is it still a surprise? We loaded the children in a van with the intention of getting their passports today. But that didn’t happen, of course. I do have 12 copies … Continue reading

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sentencia, are you kidding me?

We got word yesterday afternoon that our Adoption Decree was out. What? Two weeks from our Bienstar appointment, and in Bogota nonetheless. That is twoweeks faster than our projected “cross your fingers” date. It is unheard of, and we are … Continue reading

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a few more pics

14831487 Part of our dance party–video coming soon. :) 1503 Bye bye grandma and grandpa–the kids ask about you every day. They also call Tio Brian “abuelito” because they were so used to you being here. 1516 Wompy’s other nicname … Continue reading

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a saturday at maloka

1546 This past Saturday’s excursion was to Maloka–a hands-on science and technology center. It’s touted as the best on the continent. We were impressed, and the kids had a lot of fun. It’s a lot like the Seattle Science Center, … Continue reading

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to my princessa ella

915 Hey princess, …and are you ever. Your siblings often refer to you as iella (they leave out the dan). And since iella, pronounced yella, reminds both your dad and I of Old Yeller, we shortened it one step further to … Continue reading

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chocolate cake and other random stuff

I just want to give a little shout out today to chocolate cake. Adam and I had some Betty Crocker for breakfast–it was one of those mornings. My tummy is paying for it now, but it was good while it … Continue reading

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a whole new world

The coolest part of the first few weeks as a family has been to experience so many “firsts.” Since we missed your first steps and your first words, it is awesome to have that proverbial hole filled with quirky fun events that will never … Continue reading

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wet-n-wild

14751478 I’m not really sure why these are the only pics Adam put in the gallery, but you get the idea. Adam and Grandpa Penning took the three oldest to our friend Ceci’s to go swimming a couple of days … Continue reading

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welcome to the club…

14051408 Welcome to Hogares Club Michin. This is the orphanage where our children were housed for the past three years. Above are pics of Esmeralda and Daniela’s best friends. I brought them little rings to remember the girls by. I … Continue reading

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on a serious note…

Well, I have not had time to write many of my feelings down over the past two weeks. To be honest, I wanted to wait until my head cleared a bit so I was not writing my experience purely based … Continue reading

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