Life in Colombia as a Family of 4: Updates & Prayer Requests

January 25, 2012

Our hotel room door when we brought Luisa home. Well, it’s hard to know where to start.  I know a lot of people are wondering about how things are here and all day long, I think, “I should blog about that,” but now that I sit down to write I don’t know where to begin. […]

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A brief glimpse of our time here so far.

January 23, 2012

Here are some photos from our time so far. They’re in chronological order. You should definitely make it to the bottom. There’s a treat down there :) Our first meal with Luisa (she mostly pretended to eat) from Shaun Fox on Vimeo.

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Buenas Dias! We made it!

January 22, 2012

To the mothers: we’re here and we’re safe. We’re here at our hotel, Hotel Paris, and we’ve just finished breakfast. It was wonderful, including arepas and Colombian coffee :) We arrived last night around 10:30p and went straight to bed. Molly behaved wonderfully as we traveled and a lot of other things moved in our […]

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And We’re Off

January 21, 2012

We made it easily through security and check-in. We just boarded our first flight (Houston) and we’ll have a layover there. We’ll update again when we’ve arrived in Bogota.

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We’re going to Colombia!

December 18, 2011

A lot has happened since the last update. We have two big pieces of news that we’d like to share with you: We’re fully funded! We fly to Colombia on January 21st! Just last Saturday, soon after our last post, we received the donation that brought us beyond our goal. And just on Thursday evening, […]

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The Home Stretch

December 10, 2011

We have exciting news to share! First of all, it is looking very likely that we will travel to Colombia about one month from today, on January 10! We are sort of in shock and can’t believe that it will quite possibly be happening so soon. We are still waiting for this date to be […]

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A Week of Wonder

November 22, 2011

It’s late on Tuesday night, November 22 – the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We are trying to get to bed soon, so we can get some sleep before heading to my parents’ house for the holiday. But we felt like we couldn’t go to sleep without sharing some amazing, amazing, amazing news: In the past week […]

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Coffee – a great Christmas gift!

November 10, 2011

Hi friends! Just wanted to remind you that you can purchase coffee from Just Love Coffee, and we will receive $5 per bag. They have a new Christmas blend, Fa-La-La-La-La, and they also have a combo Christmas CD/coffee package. ALL the coffee is fair-trade, and it would make a great Christmas gift for the coffee […]

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October 17, 2011

Today we got the phone call we’ve been waiting and waiting for. YES,  WE HAVE A DAUGHTER IN COLOMBIA! Her name is Luisa.  She is almost 21 months old – in fact, she and I (Katie) share a birthday: January 28. Tears of joy and thankfulness have been flowing here all afternoon.   :) We don’t […]

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A few little updates

August 22, 2011

I thought I’d just post a few little updates here today. Our dossier is now in Colombia, and they have begun the process of reviewing it in order to match us with a child.  YAY!  We are waiting to hear from them now – it could be weeks or months, we don’t know.  We trust […]

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