Sunday, December 30, 2007

Officially Ours!!

Papa & Nana waiting for court.
We did it!!!

Yeah, says Michael!!
Readoption day was Friday, December 28th, 2007. Michael became ours forever in the United States law!! What does that mean? Because we didn't meet him prior to picking him up, he was only a resident alien instead of an American citizen. That is, he had a so called "green" card. So now he is a US citizen barring a few details to finish. Did we ever tell you we had to correct immigration because they had him listed as a female? Thank God they didn't charge us as it was "their mistake." Otherwise it was another 250 dollars had it been ours. That took another 4 weeks to get the correct one back. We also get a US birth certificate from the state of Minnesota and can apply for his US passport once we get all the legal documents. We also waited to apply for his social security number as to not confuse the US government by all of a sudden changing him to a US citizen in the middle of the we can process that too!!

Nana and Papa extended their stay to celebrate with us in this joyous ocassion!! It was a wonderful show of support and greatly appreciated.

Anyway, it was a great feeling!!! We felt a family before but now as the judge says, "are you willing to accept him as a natural child, with all the legal implications it involves?" GLADLY, SIR!!!

ps. don't forget to check out below, I did a triple post in one day:)


Good friends are made in Heaven!!!

Friends from the Heart!
Michael & Kaleb, Kami & John
The Kyrg Gang!
We were so blessed to get together with our fellow adoptive Kyrg family during the holiday week. We met virtually during our initial stages and it has been a God send!!! Through all our stresses, unknowns, and ups & downs during the process we had someone to share our hurts, heartaches, worries, and anger at times. Scott and Kami have become some of our closest friends because of all of this. We were able to hold their son and take pictures of him in the orphanage while picking up Michael, and held our breath as we saw unforeseen circumstances in their adoption of Kaleb. We are so happy to report that all went well and they have their son, Kaleb home with them now for 3 months. He is a week older than Michael. Hopefully, they will be moving here someday soon from Ohio, as Scott just got a job based out of Minneapolis. They have relatives here and were able to find time to come visit us and have the boys play and finally meet each other. It was so special!! I hope you enjoy these reunion pics!

Belated Christmas Wishes!!!

Michael's 10 months!
We want to wish all our blogger friends a wonderful holiday season. We are a little late in the wishes as we had 26 people over for Christmas dinner and 4 people staying at our house. I'm learning as a new mom that life isn't like it used to be. Which is quite alright, we had a good time celebrating with lots of help from John's side of the family! Michael had a good time, of course, the boxes and the wrapping paper were the most fun for him:) Didn't even have to wrap his other gifts:)

So to make this short, we hope that you had a good time celebrating Christmas especially those with new children and in the New Year for those of you waiting, all will go well and next time this year you'll find yourself in the same place we are:)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Kaleb and I've been tagged!

This is Kaleb. Our friends Kami & Scott brought him home from Kyrgyzstan Oct 10th. He is a week older than Michael and a doll!! He was Michael's orphanage buddie:)
Okay, Andrea got me. This is a new game for me. Supposedly, you are to write 8 interesting facts about yourself when you are tagged. Then when your blog gets 100 hits you're supposed to write 100 facts about yourself. Are you nuts? I can manage the 8 but I'll have to pass on the 100, I don't think I could think of that many...anyway, here goes...

1. I write upside down. I get many, many comments when I write. It's a good way for lefthanders not to get ink on your hand.

2. My husband says I need new plumbing.

3. My high school class voted me Most Likely to Succeed and Most Talented. I wonder what they would say if they saw me now.

4. I had 4 majors in college. It went from aerospace engineering to ending up being a nurse. Don't ask me how long I was in school.

5. I got so many speeding tickets once I lost my license for 3 months. My roommate at the time had a Mom who was a judge and she said if she caught me driving she would nail me. The town she is a judge at called her Hanging June!

6. I've been to 19 different countries around the world. And not once have I gotten traveler's diarrhea, knock on wood.

7. I'm a craftaholic. My husband said he could make a fortune on ebay selling all my stuff.

8. I treat my dogs as my children. So with the addition of Michael, I have 4 kids in the family. Take it as a compliment, Honey:)

Okay, I tag Hilary, Jamie, and Gretchen.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Boy has hair!!

Michael's 1st experience with snow:)
It's cold, let me in!
I love being warm:)
We got our nine month pictures back so here they are. I was paging through the pages of pictures and was surprised to see how much more hair he has gotten!!!
The other day he woke up and he had a mohawk. It was rather humorous! I'll have to post pics later. I finally charged up my camera battery, now to find the cord to the computer. It's that pre holiday prep that's getting us. Michael has enjoyed the spritz cookies with us!!