Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A gift from God

Wow! I don't even know where to start! God has given us the git of smiles, laughter and love all in this 15 pound, dark eyed baby girl! I cannot even begin to tell you how much she is loved. Her sisters cannot stand to be away from her (we'll see how long that lasts) and her Daddy has even shown a softer side (she has him wrapped around her finger already)! We are so honored that God would choose her for us! Thank you Lord Jesus for bringing this little girl home!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

On our way!!!

We got the Visa yesterday and are headed home tomorrow!! Thank God! We have stories to tell Aubryella when she gets older!

This is kinda funny, we made the front page of the National News paper here. They have a picture of my mom, Aubryella and me! We didn't even know they took it. Needless to say, My Mom and I look horrible because we were so stressed out with not knowing if we were getting a visa or not! Aubryella looks as sweet as ever! The paper was all over the place! People kept coming up to us saying "we saw you on the front page of the paper".

Well, I will let you know when we make it home safe!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Embassy Appointment today

I'm posting (Sean), as Tiffany's internet in Guatemala is sporadic.
She had a much less-than-fun experience today at the US Embassy in Guatemala City. She was given incomplete information by our agency's Guatemalan lawyer and showed up with less than the paperwork she needed. Fortunately, God provided (He says he provides just what we need!), and another adoptive family's Guatemalan lawyer was there and bent over backwards to help Tiffany get the paperwork in time for her appointment (the embassy said if she didn't have the paperwork by the time her # was called she'd be kicked to the bottom of the pile).
The great news is Tiffany got done what needed to be done and she's all set to pick up the final paperwork at the embassy tomorrow afternoon and fly home on Friday! Not a day too soon!

Thank you to those of you who've been praying for this to all work out. We can't wait to see Aubryella and I bet she can't wait to see this strange cold, white stuff at her new home... snow!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Emabassy appointment

Well, we are almost done! We have our Embassy appointment tomorrow morning at 7:15am. We have to leave the house at 6:00am. Please pray that everything goes smooth and quick tomorrow.

Sorry I have not been posting pictures everyday, the internet is in and out here so I can't always upload.

Friday, December 7, 2007

She loves to play in the crib, but she won't sleep in it!

Here is what we do at night....

Play Peek-A-Boo!!!!

This one is for Mikayla and Alyssa

Remember this?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

She loves her bear blanket Mikayla and Alyssa got her. She hugs and kisses it all the time!

Here is the dog that lives here. Her name is Cloey. Aubryella has a love hate relationship with her! She likes her to be close, just not too close! Here she is looking at the dog.

We have our Pink Slip

Our Embassy appointment is on Dec 11th at 7:15 am. That is the good news...the bad news is we can't come home until Thur (we won't get the Visa until 3:30 Wed) and our tickets are for Friday so we might as well stay until then and save the money it would cost to change the tickets.

The family we are staying with are GREAT!!! We were able to go out with them today and go to some neat shops! We also went to McDonalds! Aubryella loved the music in the kids play area!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

She loves to lay her head down on us!

We are here and so is Aubryella!

She is an amazing little girl! She is so good and so happy! She is very tiny and we can not stop kissing her!!!! The Foster Mom, our lawyer and the birth Mom all brought her to us. It was a very emotional exchange.

She loves to cuddle with us and play with the toys we brought! We have not heard about our Embassy appointment yet. I will call them this afternoon. I will continue to post each day and keep you all updated.