Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lucky number: 69

It took only 69 days to get the permission from the government to bring a child to the country!!! (from the time they received our forms until the approval). YES!!!!

Small update

Things got a little bit busy around the Spiller's house, but we are going back to normal now. My mom came to visit us last week and it was soooo good to have her here to spoil us!!! I think Talley really wants her to come here more often to see if I get by osmosis any housewife skills. Also my little brother got married to the beautiful woman who is in our Christmas photo. It was a very small ceremony and we are looking forward to plan the BIG wedding in Venezuela soon!

Anyway, back to the adoption topic. On January 16th our dossier was sent to Colombia for translation. On January 20th we were told that the private orphanage haven't decide if they are going to take new families, so Talley and I agree to have our papers send to ICBF. I keep believing that God is pointing us out to the right place where our child is at.

Well, that is it for now ;-)

Friday, January 9, 2009

What is going on?

That may be a question that I ask myself everyday, what is going on?  Specially on the adoption topic.  Our agency requested a name affidavit from Talley as well, because in some documents he shows with his middle name and not in others.   Fine, this document received its apostille past Monday and it was mail out the same day.  It arrived to the agency yesterday.  I also sent a new collage of pictures to put in our dossier, those includes the ones that I posted here previously.   She says that all our documents look good [:-)]  Happy dance!  
I don't know when the agency will send the documents to Colombia to have them translate, but it should be very very soon, the sooner the better.  Not only because we want our child soon, but because some documents may expire!!!  
On a different note, there is a very small chance for our application to go to a private orphanage.  If they accept us, our waiting time may be smaller and they are more chances to have an infant.  I'm very sure it is on God's hand to decide where our child is at, so He will put us in the right place at the right time.   But lets keep our fingers crossed :D

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our family!

These pictures were taken on Christmas Day. We spent time with Talley's mom for lunch and dinner with Talley's dad in Marble Falls. My brother Max and Jessica joined us for dinner!

And this picture is my dad and our three nieces in Venezuela. The twolittle ones are twins! They are also our goddaughters :-) And becauseI don't want to discriminate anybody in this post, here are pictureswith my mom and my sister and brother-in-law.

If you noticed, we only have nieces! No little boys around! Lets see
what comes to us :-)

On a side note, our agency already got our dossier and they are
reviewing it. We have to send something else on the mail on Monday.
Hopefully nothing else is needed.