Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We have another piece in place. This last week we purchased a Ford Expedition, 2001. It's awesome, it seats 8! I love driving it, as it is mainly my vehicle now. It is also so nice to have a second vehicle. We have, for the most part, had only one car these last nine years! Jim just back from his missions trip to Duluth with the Jr High students. They did a lot of service projects and met up with other teams from the midwest for worship. There were some pretty amazing storms last week, took some pics of the amazing sunset after the storm. While we all experience storms in our own lives, God is always there and brings such peace and magnificent beauty after the storm, a reminder of His presence and power. We are blessed to both have jobs and thankful that my hospital was not involved in the nurses strike. We are waiting for one more piece of paperwork, then we can mail all our documents to Colombia! Lord willing within the next month we will have it. ~Mel
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
This friday we are headed to St Paul for our USCIS fingerprints, then more waiting for the official paperwork from immigration. Hopefully we will be able to send our documents down to Colombia beginning of July (and then Lord willing be matched within 6 months). We have begun official adoption counseling with a nationally known adoption counselor out of Minneapolis. Here name is Holly Vangulden, and comes highly recommended. We have met with her once already and she is great! We are also planning to continue this relationship when we become a family of 6. We are looking at purchasing another vehicle, possible a Ford Expedition, let me know if you know anyone that is selling one. We have one set of bunkbeds and are hoping to get another soon as well. Jim and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend in San Diego! A nice vacation for the both of us. Beautiful weather and good time together. Prayer for a vehicle, finances, document approval and for our children.