Category Archives: colombia

five simple ways to support host families

Many of my friends and family know someone hosting an “orphan” or two or six the next few weeks. Most of them are so supportive and excited, but they may not know exactly what to say or do to show … Continue reading

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to the embassy, then “home”

Here the kids are staring out the window from our Radisson hotel room wondering where I had gone. After accomplishing passports, doctor’s check, and sending Uncle Brian back home to Utah, we managed to get ourselves to the Embassy to obtain … Continue reading

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our last week in bogota…in photos

I thought I would post some fun random pics for everyone, which depict our last few days in Bogota: Around the casa and such: Tio Brian’s wonderful dinners and Smoothies…and Tia Jena’s awesome chocolate drizzled Rice Krispie Treats: Other random pics:

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Welcome to the Club (this time in video)

As you probably know by now, Hogares Club Michin is the orphanage that our kids came from. It is located in central Bogota. It’s a series of several houses, each one for a different age of children. The facilities aren’t … Continue reading

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sentencia and passports

This was quite the day. After visiting the records office three times we finally got Daniela and Juan P.’s birth certificates. And it went quickly. Daniel and I couldn’t believe it. So we rushed to the passport office to stand … Continue reading

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more pictures of pure cuteness…

I know you would rather look than listen so here you go: Before the meltdown….ice cream cones at Unicentro Mall After, or should I say during, the meltdown… The 30 second version: Juan P. decided to have one of his … Continue reading

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Enjoy!

We love you all and are doing great. This is just the first two minutes – we’ll post more when we have a better connection.

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day five–church in colombia

  Sunday we spent at church. It was a pretty relaxed day. Oh, we did look at one other apartment too, but I think it is too small for the eight of us. Everyone at church was so very nice. … Continue reading

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just a little venting neccessary

I will probably be in big fat trouble for posting while I am in a bad mood! (Sorry, honey) We put in our frequent flier request last night for our flight to Bogota. We found out today that our request was … Continue reading

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Meet Juan Pablo, Daniel, Maria Daniela, and Esmeralda!

This is a one minute clip from our 2nd conference with the kids. The sound is horrible, but you can see them. After the first few seconds, they are singing a traditional schoolchildren’s song. They’re having a great time! We … Continue reading

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