Category Archives: in colombia

to the embassy, then “home”

1844Here 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: 1598 1608 1614 1620 16591671 17011704 Tio Brian’s wonderful dinners and Smoothies…and Tia Jena’s awesome chocolate drizzled … Continue reading

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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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and the gods smiled

I know I’ve been a loser blog poster this past weekend. And I’ve totally been a loser picture taker since Adam left. He would always upload and resize the pictures. I would do the writing and inserting. I miss having … Continue reading

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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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