Showing posts from June, 2006

Wierd Coincidence!

Todd and I have run across a wierd coincidence. We were putting together a box of stuff to send to Meredith and we were going through the little sleepers we bought and low and behold we have the exact same one that she is wearing in this picture. What are the chances of that???

We won't have any other information on her or new pictures for 5-6 weeks so keep checking back.

SHE'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meredith Aryanna Seales born June 21st in Guatemala City, 5lbs 11oz, 17.3 inches long.


Yep that's what we made this weekend with our Yard Sale.
Thanks a million to everyone that donated items and to Dianna and Holly for helping me run the yard sale, I couldn't have done it without you two.

As for the process:
On Wednesday we went to the FBI office and had our fingerprints done. Did you guys know they don't use the black ink and paper now, it's all on a computer scanner.... Anyway after that we met with our family advocates in Lexington, Philip and Maria. We turned in the last of our paperwork and Kristen was there also to turn in our homestudy. The only thing Todd and I are waiting for is our passports which should be here this week!!! Philip and Maria also said that as soon as we get those they will get the ball rolling. So hurry up mister postman!!!!!

This coming Saturday June 24th is the AHH reunion picnic in Lexington. After much debate I've decided to attend without Todd(Dew Action Sports Tour). Many of the families that I've been in contact wit…

Happy Saturday

I have an update for everyone.

Todd and I are officially finished with the home study, it has been reviewed by the head social worker at the agency and it is ready to be signed off on. Todd and I will receive a final copy when we get there on Wendesday.

We are also finished with all of the Dossier documents. We received the last reference letter and our medical forms yesterday. They will be notarized before we go on Wednesday.
That will leave the passports which should be here in the next 10 days. Once those get here everything is ready to go to the secretary of State and then on to the Guatemalan Consulate for authentication (not sure what that is, probably another notary type stamp), but anyway there is nothing left for Todd and I to do. YAH!!!!!!

We have really flown through this paperwork stage. Everyone I've talked to say it took them 2-4 months to get their paper work ready. Todd and I are right at 6 weeks.

I've talked to Philip this week from the agency and we discussed the …

June 7th

Hey there everyone!!!!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far....

I've mentioned the yard sale on a couple of my post and no one seems to believe me when I say we have accumulated A LOT of great stuff. So I took some pictures to show everyone. This is only the items that have made it to our basement as of today, we have more coming tomorrow, Friday, and throughout the next week. The yard sale will be advertised next Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.
Thanks again to everyone that donated items and to those who are helping me next week.

Now who put that there??????? It could only be Todd. Gizzy you're worth a lot more than 25 cents!!!!!!

June 1st update

Happy June everyone...I can't believe it's June again already, I guess that means that Todd and I will be celebrating the 1st anniversary of our 30th birthday next week. BLAH

As for the process we are still chugging along. We were informed yesterday by the agency that we have been moved to another family advocate. Due to the increase in the number of families wanting to adopt from Guatemala they had to hire someone new. So we are now with Philip, I spoke with him yesterday to review some of our documents and he's really nice and knowledgeable. As for the paperwork we are moving right along. There was only a couple of things that Denise notarized for us that need correction, these are the easy fixes. As for the reference letters we've learned that some things don't translate into Spanish as we mean them here in the US. Can you believe that Scrapbooking translates into collect of trash?!?!?!
So I've had the ladies work on their letters and now Philip says they are …