Sunday, May 29, 2011

Embassy News

So we were hoping and praying that Friday was THE day we would clear Embassy. Well, instead I got an email saying that the Embassy wants more documentation on Micah. ( insert very large SIGH here)
Our agency thinks they have what embassy needs and are going to take it to them Tuesday when they open ( Blast you national holidays!) If so, they should clear us and we should get a date to leave in the next week or two. IF it is not enough then our agency will have to send someone to the region Micah is from to collect the document and since this will be on African time it could take a few weeks.
PLEASE PRAY with us that embassy will accepts AW documents and go ahead and clear us. I know a few weeks is not that long in the scheme of things, but my heart is breaking as Micah has had to wait since January for us to come back and so many of his friends have left the TH to be with their forever families and still he waits. It is hard for me to understand, I cant imagine how hard it is on a 10 year old little boy. And Miss Sarah Faith is growing like a weed and I am MISSING IT! She is 7 months now...I SOOOO want her home by her 8th month birthday.

I'll post what we hear back on Tuesday in the mean time THANK YOU for your prayers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sarah Faith through the months

Here are pictures of my sweet baby girl through the last few months...Her referral picture that we saw in January. She was around 8 weeks

When we were in Ethiopia for court. Her 3 month birthday

At 4 months in February

5 months in her little baby bed at the Transition home

6 months old and so sweet

7 months old

Hopefully she will be home by June 21st when she turns 8 months old!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

She eats what??

So I asked if it was possible to see a schedule of Sarah Faith's day and also if she was eating yet or just on a bottle. Oh boy!! Is she eating! Can you read this schedule? Fish Soup ? Barley? Pasta? Wow~ I bet those diapers are gonna be nice huh!?? The good news is she is sleeping through the night! :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Our new Family Blog

I would like to invite everyone over to our new family blog, The Mullis Life. I would love for you all to follow me and/or bookmark the new blog. Once we get home from Ethiopia all our bloggy adventures will be directed to here. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


We were submitted to EMBASSY today!!! Whooooo Hooooo! What this means is that AW was able to collect all our post court paperwork and they took it to the US Embassy in Ethiopia. The Embassy has 10 days to look it over and either clear us, request more information or do an investigation. There were families last week that were submitted on Wednesday and cleared on Monday! SOOO we could very well be looking at flying to Ethiopia by next weekend! Oh MY GOODNESS!!!!!! Please pray there will be no hangups and we will clear Embassy with no problem!

Here are some pictures of Micah and Sarah Faith that I havent shown on the blog before. I can not begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to loving on these kids SOON!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So whats next.(.when do we go get them??!!)

A lot of people have asked us what is next with the adoption and when do we get to go get them.
Now that we have passed court ( I have to pinch myself that I actually get to write that!) we are waiting for the staff in Ethiopia to gather all the post court documents which include passports, birth certificates, health examinations and other things.
Once that is all completed they will take our documents to the US Embsaay. They can only submit documents on Wednesdays so whatever the next Wednesday it is they will submit us. (We are hoping this is next week May 18th)
The embassy take about a week to let you know that 1.) you are clear or 2.) we need to investigate a little more into your particular case and make sure everything is ok.
If we hear that we are cleared we can go ahead and book our flights. we will need to be in country about a week, but we get to go get the kids and bring them to the Guest House with us the very first day!
I will keep you posted, but we are really hoping and praying that we can leave the week of May 30th...but we will see.

Here is our latest update from AWAA. Love these babies!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

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