to the embassy, then “home”

1844Here the kids are staring out the window from our Radisson hotel room wondering where I had gone. After accomplishing passports, doctor’s check, and sending Uncle Brian back home to Utah, we managed to get ourselves to the Embassy to obtain the children’s travel visas. Here’s a little secret about the embassy visit–they really try and… Continue reading to the embassy, then “home”

our last week in bogota…in photos

I thought I would post some fun random pics for everyone, which depict our last few days in Bogota: Around the casa and such: 1598 1608 1614 1620 16591671 17011704 Tio Brian’s wonderful dinners and Smoothies…and Tia Jena’s awesome chocolate drizzled Rice Krispie Treats: 1623165316561665168016831689 Other random pics: 160516111617162616411644164716501668

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… Continue reading and the gods smiled

bureaucracy at its best

Yeah, I knew our schedule would change, so why is it still a surprise? We loaded the children in a van with the intention of getting their passports today. But that didn’t happen, of course. I do have 12 copies of Esmeralda and Daniel’s new birth certificates. They are officially McCrackens!!! They think it is… Continue reading bureaucracy at its best

a few more pics

14831487 Part of our dance party–video coming soon. 🙂 1503 Bye bye grandma and grandpa–the kids ask about you every day. They also call Tio Brian “abuelito” because they were so used to you being here. 1516 Wompy’s other nicname is el bano because he is sooooo stinky. And he thinks it’s hilarious. How fitting… Continue reading a few more pics

a saturday at maloka

1546 This past Saturday’s excursion was to Maloka–a hands-on science and technology center. It’s touted as the best on the continent. We were impressed, and the kids had a lot of fun. It’s a lot like the Seattle Science Center, which I love. Although there was noone on staff that spoke English (and you know… Continue reading a saturday at maloka