Friday, June 2, 2006

The beginning...

At 5:15 PM, our case worker, Lisa finally got a hold of Gary at work and informed him we had “referrals” (A referral is a picture of a child available for adoption along with a brief medical, if available) on e-mail and that if we wanted to accept a referral (once you accept a referral, you agree to move forward with the adoption process – signing over Power of Attorney for the lawyer to represent you, etc), we had to let her know by that night (translation, in about 3-4 hours).

One look at their pictures and we knew we wanted them! We prayed on it, and prayed on it (it’s not like Shoe Carnival, buy one, get one…we would have to finance two full adoptions!). We decided if God brought us to it, He would bring us through it! So, we accepted the referral and spent the weekend both shell-shocked and over joyed!!

"This is the first picture Mommy and Daddy saw of us. We look SO cute,
they instantly fell in love with us. Who wouldn't?"

"We were happier sleeping. What did we have to wake up for, anyway? And what's with all the bright flashes of light?"

Logan attempts to stay awake for the camera. Austin is not all!"

"Austin's got happy dreams and Logan's resting peacefully."

Logan finishes a BIG stretch - and notice Austin is not bothered by this movement in the least!"

"A close up of our adorable-ness!"

"Lisa - our case worker (who works w/ Mom and Dad) came to Guatemala and got to hold us! She says we are SO sweet and are just ANGELS!"

A close up of Austin:

A close up of Logan: