Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh, That Grin!








I cannot say how much I ADORE these pictures, and the woman who took them. She has met our guy 3 times now, and each time provides us with precious glimpses into his life. She also played an integral role in us accepting his referral. That grin he has is just gorgeous, and I can't wait until it's directed at me.
Max Rup saw the pictures, and said, "He looks like he would like some Mango Chicken and Samosas." I said, "Those are your favorites." He said, "Yup, can we have some today?" I guess we're going to pick some up.
No real word on Passports yet. The office thinks the computer problem will be fixed by the end of the week. ISRC's director is hopeful that we will hear next week. We won't count our chickens before they hatch, but we sure will be praying for this!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Video

I know I said I wasn't going to update until we got his passport, but this morning we got this video of him from early September. Thank you, Suzie - for bringing him the items we had for him, and for taking this great video. He looks wonderful, and I can't wait to finally hold him!
video

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Has Arrived!

We pick apples here every year. I love that we live in a place where there is a box for $ and a price list on the wall. Honor system still exists.

Myles filled his bag with superhero speed.

Of course, Max Rup was a better eater than picker.

Maddie just wanted to explore.

My two favorite trees in our yard.

Me and my boys being silly.

Wicked cute together!

Maddie and the kitty, Petri. He's thriving.

Our pumpkin harvest. Four pumpkins for four kiddos.
Adoption update: Not much happening right now. We're packing, paperwork is all labeled and organized. We just need a passport. The director of ISRC thinks that it will be the end of the month for passports. This would be fine with me, but we realize that it is really just a guesstimate, and could be even longer. We're ready to go as soon as it is possible. I'm struggling with this last part of the wait - I miss him terribly, dream about him, want him home NOW.
I've decided that Petri is the project God sent to keep me busy during this wait. Everyone told us he wouldn't make it, but he's growing like a weed, is sweet and playful, and we're all in love with him. We certainly weren't in the market for a cat, but we're glad he found us.
I probably won't post again until the passport gets here. I plan on blogging on our trip again, daily. It helped me feel connected to home last time, and gave us an opportunity to share our experience with folks. I encourage comments when we're in India - we loved hearing from folks back home. The fix of familiarity was much needed.
Stay tuned. . .