Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Our "Dossier" was delivered in Addis Ababa, ET today at 3:10 pm local time. Next comes translation and a 9-11 month wait for "the phone call." Time to start cleaning and organizing this house. Gotta make room for two more people! And if you know me, you know it will take me about that long to get everything situated "just right." I don't like to be in a hurry! Now if I can just manage not to "freak out" about how the kids are doing while we are waiting to meet them, you will all be amazed. And I will too. Read: WARNING...I'll probably freak out a lot.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Paper Trail...

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Our package arrived in Dubai, AE 6:17 pm local time today. It's getting closer!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ah, Paris...

... our beloved Dossier arrived for it's layover in Paris, France at 9:18 am today. How great is that!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

In Transit

Our Dossier that we put so much love into is on it's way. It has been notarized, certified and authenticated. Those wonderful FedEx people are taking it to our agency's office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It spend yesterday in Herndon, VA and today in Newark, NJ. We will keep you posted on it's whereabouts as I am sure you are dying to know! Perhaps it's flying over the Atlantic as I type this. That thought just thrills me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

State Certification Happiness

Ben is hoping to get "The Dossier" State Certified tomorrow. "What does this mean?," one may ask. This means... the paperwork is done. Those words are music to my ears, and my soul and my brain and my life. This seriously the most relaxed I've felt in months.