Thursday, December 30, 2010

Immigration Approved!

Today we received our Immigration Clearance in the mail! YAY!
I can not believe it took less than 2 weeks to process. We have been praying for God's timing and preparing for the longest, but wow apparently He is ready. LOL

Currently we are waiting for our references that should be ready this week or next, and I still need to pick up our police reports, take pictures and have everything notarized. I will be running around like crazy next week hoping to get it all done. We are also waiting on a few fundraisers to happen so we will be able to send the money in when we are ready.

This is so exciting, I am still in shock at how fast it went.
Please continue to pray for us and Julani!

As I've said before I am not a writer so forgive the scatter brain-ness of this post!:)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tis the Season

This Holiday Season has turned out to be a very busy one for Joseph and me. From making most of my Christmas presents, to attending lights in the Heights, shopping, planning a tacky Christmas sweater party, getting fingerprinted for immigration (worth it,) and finding out we are being sent to NYC on a vacation, TOTALLY PAID FOR! Praise the Lord! This was a complete blessing for us. We haven't been on a vacation that hasn't included a conference, retreat, mission trip or 100 youth in over 4 yrs. :) We will leave the morning of the 20th and be back on the 23rd.

We have also been blessed with a nice Christmas bonus and were able to buy warmer clothes for our NYC trip and put a good chunk in our "Adoption Fund" account! :)

We have had our last required appointment. All we have left is a small amount of paperwork to get done. As soon as the fingerprints are processed we will be ready to send off our Dossier! :)

I am so excited to become a parent! I think this will be our last Christmas without a child. I sometimes picture Julani in our house or rocking him in his rocking chair! I just can't wait to have him in my arms!
Please continue to pray for God's will in our lives. Love you all and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)