Things have slowed down for Heidi and me here at Internat Longmont. It's a bit surreal! Gone are the sounds of kids running through the house and the sounds of doors slamming. We are enjoying the respite and change of pace as we await word on whether or not our dossier will be accepted by the SDA. For those of you not "in the know" about the process, the SDA has 20 days to accept or reject the dossier. We hired a very smart lady who knows what the SDA likes, so chances are, we will be accepted. Of course, waiting for word from the SDA can be agonizing.
We have talked with Zina twice this month. She is back from summer camp and in school at the internat. She is fine and missed us tremendously. She told us that Rimma is back from the sanatorium. She is doing well and will not have to return. Both girls are reunited and curious about their "documents", which means, their registration. Karen Springs did a good job this summer explaining to Zina that we have no control over her documents, that it is all up to her director now. Please pray for R & Z's hurried registration. Once registered, they still have to wait for a year for international adoption by us.
Our UOO camp was featured in our local paper, The Longmont Times Call, this Sunday. Check out the story at http://www.timescall.com/communityTC/news-story.asp?ID=11138
Make sure you check out their slide show, too: http://www.timescall.com/multimedia/20080907_UKRAINE/ The photos will melt your heart!
Meanwhile, Heidi and I went on a mini-vacation to Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride Colorado this weekend. We left Thursday after work and stayed until Sunday at a little Bed & Breakfast in Ouray, Colorado. The highlight of the trip for me was renting a Jeep and 4-wheeling over Imogene Pass. We took this picture at the summit, just a tad over 13,000 feet.