Friday, January 27, 2006

NEW Photos at Last

Some of these are a little fuzzier than last time, but they do show that he seems to be doing just fine! 9lbs. 6oz. of big-ol-baby-boy! And he's in the outfit we sent to the foster family to boot!
I'm afraid we may be seeing a lot more of that look in the third picture as time goes on. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Ecstasy and the Agony

We finally received our paperwork back from the Guatemalan consulate (Hooray!) only to find (to our horror) that the dates on the Notary section were incorrect!! That means these documents have to start over again! (Ohhhh!) This took quite a bit of wind out of our sails, but we recovered.
James went to little Rock at 4:00am this morning to get that leg of the process over a little faster and still salvage some time at work. By the end of the day the documents should once again be on their way to the consulate in Huston via FedEx. We think the consulate must be getting used to seeing letters from us every few days and the receptionist will probably have my number memorized on the Caller ID after tomorrow.
We're hopeful that we'll have everything going to Guatemala Monday if everything goes right.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Well, the Secretary of State's office was a little behind and was not able to turn around our documents as quicly as we would have liked (Grrrrr..), but we recieved them back from thier office today, and we have sent them on to the Conuslate in Huston. We're hoping for a quick turnaround there and to have the completed forms back by Monday. This only leaves us a couple of days behind I guess, but since we've seen him, time is of the essence, and even the little dealys cause large ammounts of grief to waiting parents.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Paperwork Continues!

One more picture to show evereryone. It may be redundant but "Look at those Fingers!". They're soo... Long! I'm thinking basketball scholarships! I've put in a call to the University recruters, but they are busy guys and haven't had time to get back to me quite yet. I'm sure it's just an oversight. ;-)
Friday we received, checked, corrected, signed, and notarized our “Special Power of Attorney” document and got it sent to the Arkansas Sec. of State office for Seals. FedEx-ed both ways, we hope to get them back Tuesday or Wednesday so that we can FedEx them to the Consulate in Texas and get them back by the end of the week. If all goes well, we’ll be able to send the “Fully Complete” dossier to Guatemala Monday so that it arrives at the Lawyer’s office by the 15th, when she is scheduled to return from vacation. Everything is in a hurry now, but I understand from those who have been there before that the “rush, rush” will soon turn into “sit and wait”.
We painted the nursery blue this weekend, and we plan to get a mural put on the wall over the next couple of weeks (or a month perhaps). We’re going with an “airplane” theme in the room, so a nice blue-sky background will definitely be help.