Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Paperwork, Packing, Cleaning and a Prayer Request

The title pretty much sums up what’s going on in our house! We have been fortunate in that all of our paperwork is nearly done. We are only missing one form and I would love it if those of you reading would send up a prayer for us-that the form we need will be received. God will know exactly which form that is!! Of course I am trying not to panic – hence the new Bible verse on the sidebar. It is very appropriate. We are so worried about not getting this document in the next day or two as we had planned to apostille everything on Monday as it is really our last opportunity to have it done before we leave. Otherwise my family will be on the lookout for it after we leave, but I would rather have it with us, in our own hands. I'm sure God is listening!

As for the packing – well – not so much. We did sort clothes for our little guy, but are finding ourselves re-evaluating everything! Hopefully this weekend we’ll sort that out. We’ve been putting things in our guest bedroom as we go if we think we might like it to travel with us. Seems to be working although there’s no way it’s all going in a couple of suitcases and carry ons.

Cleaning is a whole other ball game. Tonight we hope to finish redecorating the bathroom for our little guy. Troy’s sister Amber did most of the set up of the new shower curtain, rugs, towels etc. Last night I mounted the frog toy holder and tonight we finish up. I’ll post pictures of that and the baby’s room soon too.

In other news – go over and congratulate Slade and Wendy who received their court date!!

Also – Michael and Carrie, Randy and Susan, and Russ and Ana who have all just recently passed through court with flying colors and are proud new parents!! Congratulations!!


Jane and Jim said...

You are oh, so close!!!
Saying a little prayer for your document - no worries though, it'll come.

Ryan and Amy said...

Oh wow are you guys close. I can't wait to hear you are with your little man again. Prayer request granted.

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

How EXCITING!! Everything is falling into place for you two and that document will too!! We have you in our thoughts and prayers!! ENJOY!

Becky and Keith said...

12 days until court! Woohoooo!!! Lots of prayers for your paperwork - don't you worry! Can't wiat to see pics of the room and bathroom. Hugs!

Chris said...

We will be praying!

We took two suitcases each, since we were going to be gone for so long, and we were bringing two toddlers home. The airlines allow you to check two suitcases on an international trip. So if you need more space for things, I'd add another bag. Yes, it is a hassle to lug, but you'll probably have very good help while in Russia.

ana & russ said...

Yesterday, on the flight back from Moscow, we met a super nice American who has been working in Izhevsk! When he told us that, I thought about you!

Good luck getting the packing finished. We're leaving on the 12th, and I've got to start on that soon, even though we just got home! I'm definitely going to need bigger suitcases than we just took on our 2nd trip!

Praying that you get the form you need asap.

Debbie B said...

I'm praying that special form comes quickly.

I would tell you to not stress about the cleaning but I know I'd be doing the same thing.
Looking forward to seeing the pics of the room.

Sira said...

I am so happy for you guys! You are in our prayers lady!!!