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Thursday, January 3, 2008

And It's Off!

Too bad we couldn't look cuter for the picture below. We're a bit sick over here. I am the worst. I've been hacking all day. It's not pretty but this is the state we're in at the moment. Out of three pictures this was the best. I really didn't have any more energy to try to convince the kids that mommy's blog deserved a picture with them smiling and that this same pic would be used in brothers scrap book, "so sit still and love this, darn it!" so this is what I've got to work with people! ( I seriously cannot believe I posted a picture of myself sans makeup! Honestly, 5 years ago you would have had to kill me first. I guess I have grown in some ways and regressed in others. I can't decide which category this case would fall under.) BUT BACK TO THE POINT take a good look at this photo because those three stacks of papers consists of our original dossier and two complete copies which....

We officially mailed off this evening. It should arrive at our agency's VA corporate office Monday morning. We were bummed that we couldn't finish everything up soon enough to have our dossier go out with the over night packages for today, and if we had chosen to overnight them tomorrow they would arrive at the office on Saturday when no one would be there anyway, so we just went ahead and sent it to arrive on Monday.

We are so excited! The kids are too. It's so hard to explain to them that now we are officially going to begin the wait and that all this other waiting was just the warm up round!


Julie said...

Wooooohoooooo! I am beyond excited for you guys! A major hurdle over. ...and you still look beautiful :-)

shawn and tisha said...

Yea!!! I'm so happy for you guys! Congratulations!!

Tisha (awaa yg)

Stacey said...

I think you look pretty darn good considering how sick you're feeling! So excited to hear the big news! I'm praying things will move at lightening speed from this point on!

the Steiger's said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you. Well for the paper work done part. I hope you guys will feel better soon.

Rob & Candy said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you - you have moved to the next step!

luvgod2 said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Congratulations - that is a huge hurdle to jump over. I am praying for God's intervention for a wonderful smooth adoption for you.
God bless you abundantly! Thank you for your comment on my blog! You are precious!
In Him,

Kim said...

oh you guys look beautiful, I love your links I am going to contac them for a mission triop to Ethiopia, amazing, well I need to talk to you guys so lets chat shall we? Blessings, Blessings, Blessings. May your paper work be accompanied by angels.
love kim

Jen said...

Thanks everyone for the blessings and prayers!

Kim, I thought of the little hiloday your dossier took in Paris so my mom and Dustin and I prayed over our paperwork before it left just to make sure it wouldn't do any sightseeing of it's own!!! So, I pray the Lord sees fit to spare us the anxiety you endured with yours!

Jen said...

ok the typo qween q/o her spell check rises again! I meant HOLIDAY!!!

Jen said...

hahaha look at me... I suppose it's time to head to bed if I can't even type a correction to a typo!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH


Ok off to bed for me!

Teachertraveler said...

Hi Jen,
Just thought I'd share this fun story with you. I've so enjoyed taking care of your girls in the children's ministry at church and today Rienne was talking my ear off about the fact that your dossier was sent off. Thankfully, I had just discovered your blog this week so I knew where she was coming from. In fact, she was quite convinced that the President himself was going to okay the paperwork. :-) She then told me all about Ethiopia while Rory eagerly confirmed everything. They were both jumping up and down. I just loved their enthusiasm and excitement. Your girls bless me so much every week. Know that I'm praying for your family daily.