Monday, June 30, 2008

Documents Submitted for 2nd Trip

It's been a long week and weekend, but we finally got ALL our documents, had them Apostilled by the State of NJ and sent them off to Children's Hope in St. Louis. We have a new representative there (Jeff) and hopefully he will be as wonderful as our last representatives were. Jeff is currently in receipt of our documents and promises to have them to Moscow by the end of the week. What the next step is - I DON'T KNOW!!!!!!!! I guess at this point it is just a waiting game.

Speaking of games - Max played in his last baseball game of the season (The All Stars Game) this weekend. He did GREAT!!!! Now that baseball is done for both Max & Ethan we plan on starting to enjoy the pool - I keep telling everyone - I don't have children, I have FISH!!!!!!!!

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, June 20, 2008

No Update -

I didn't want everyone to think that I had forgotten about the blog, but as of today, I have no update. I am still waiting on the last document from our home study agency, and then I can get the documents apostilled.

In the meantime, we have been moving bedrooms around, ordering furniture and trying to finish up the end of the year. Max & Ethan are done with school, but Dennis still has a few more days. (Manalapan HS goes until the 24th - Can you believe it? And they have no AC)

Otherwise, we are looking forward to some projects around the house, and lounging in the pool this summer. With any luck Cassidy will be home before the start of the school year!!!!

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers!
Stephanie (and Dennis, Max & Ethan)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Last Document - Patiently Waiting

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. As you can imagine we have been diligently pulling together our final documents the past few weeks and we are almost done. We have all of the documents ready expect for the NJ Licensing Letter. Due to some unfortunate scheduling (of vacations) my homestudy agency has been unable to obtain this letter.

Patience has become my new best friend (or at least I keep hoping it is). It has been difficult to think of Cassidy in Russia and not having a court date to look forward to. Hopefully we will get this last document soon and we can begin looking forward to the next stage. With any luck, we will be returning to get her by August.

On a brighter note - we want to wish all of our friends leaving for their 2nd trips a Safe and Quick journey home!!!!

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers!
Stephanie & Dennis