and the gods smiled

I know I’ve been a loser blog poster this past weekend. And I’ve totally been a loser picture taker since Adam left. He would always upload and resize the pictures. I would do the writing and inserting. I miss having his help. I promise more pictures this weekend, but probably not before then. Whatever time we lost last week due to government inefficiency, we made up on Monday. I suppose when the heavens decide to bless you–the blessings keep flowing. We were actually able to get the last of our birth certs, get the kids’ passports, and see the embassy doctor all on Monday. It was a 16 hour day for me, mostly without the kids. I also had to fill out all of the visa paperwork (times four) by myself. Man, I miss Adam!!!

Brian (who is back in Utah now) and Jena have been such an amazing help. Jena accompanied us to the embassy yesterday to get the kids’ visas. Everything went perfectly and I am able to pick the visas up today at 3:30. YAY! Our flight is booked for Thursday afternoon, which puts us in LA around midnight. We’ll be arrive in Las Vegas Friday evening.

Right now we are at the Radisson for two night. We have a two room suite that is recently remodeled. The kids are in hog heaven. There are two flat screen tv’s and two bathrooms. Oh yeah, and a bathtub, which they went crazy over. The funniest thing about moving into the room was Daniel’s surprise when he saw the toilet paper roll: “mom, mom, look.” Mom: “Yes, Daniel, there is a sticker on the toilet paper roll. It’s really okay.” He couldn’t figure out why there would be a sticker there. I LOVE IT!

I promise, promise, promise more pictures in a few days. Jena and Brian have posted some on their blogs also.


  1. What wonderful news! Do you need a place to stay Thursday night? If not I really want to come see you Friday morning…please let me know the details! We are so happy and excited for you to come home!

  2. I am SOOOO excited for you guys! We have been out of town and I was dying to get to my computer to see the latest! We can’t wait to meet your family!

  3. From Brian: Good job you guys. I’m glad the embassy went well. I made it home alright. It’s fun to be home after being away for a while.

  4. So glad to hear that you’re almost home. Thanks for letting us follow along on your journey. Please continue to post after you get home. It is so helpful not only to the families that are coming after you, but to us who are already home. It’s nice to feel like you’re not the only ones with a crazy life!

  5. You’ll probally see this after you get home…so, we hope your travels went well. We are really excited for you. We can’t wait to meet your family. 🙂
    Lisa & Josh

  6. I heard all about the family’s first time meeting the kids last week and am very excited to meet them myself. Uncle Mark and his girlfriend were here a couple of days ago and I showed them pictures and the video from when you first met the kids.

    I’m glad that things are seemingly running well so far and hope you continue to grow closer as a family! Hopefully I’ll see you soon!

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