Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Well today was trick or treat here in town. Bandar came home to help pass out candy and be with the kids.Randi Jo dressed up like a scarecrow and Justin just went walking around with friends.They all dressed up but he did not. They all had a blast.. I am going to try and post some pics here if I can figure out how ....

This is Justin and Bandar.

This is Randi Jo and Saud(Bandar's friend) He has a lighter after her straw...Too funny.

Well that is all of the kids. I guess I should say Katie is in Spain so you will not see new pictures of her unless she sends some home.. She won a scholarship to study there for 8 months. She will be home in May. So anyways,, I wanted to add the kids pumkins but it won't let me.. So maybe another day.. Maybe new pics of Jazlynn will come in and I can post them tomorrow,....Let's hope.....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Call to Foster Mom

Well we have had a good weekend.. Joe and I went out to dinner yesterday in Findlay.We then went and got the paint for the nursery. It was so nice to pick it out without input from the other children. They have picked out everything else so this part is strictly Mom and Dad so lets hope it works.
We called down to the foster mom today. We talk to her son Stanley when we call as he speaks English. They said Jazlynn went to the Dr this week and she now weighs 10lbs and is 20.5 inches long..WOW.. she was 7lbs 8 ounces last month.. She is definitely being very well taken care of. I can't wait to see her again. Stanley said when their Internet is working properly again he will email me and we can web cam with her again... I can not wait..
We also booked a flight to Guatemala for Dec 27Th so we can go down and see her. Have to work on the hotel now. But it will all work out in time.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

No updates again!

Well yesterday was our day to receive updates from the atorney. We received nothing again. So it has now been 5 weeks with no movement at all... I had really believed that these attorneies would try to rush us through,but maybe not ours.. It is going to be another long week of waiting... hopefully the phone call to the FM will go better on Sunday.. There is also pictures next week to look forward to...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Introduction!!!

Hello there
Welcome to our blog...We are the longs,we live in Ohio..We have been married for 15 years and have 4 children...(5 now). A 21 yr old daughter who was adopted when she was 15, a 15 year old son, and a 14 year old girl..Then there is Bandar, Our son from Saudi Arabia..He thinks someday he will graduate from college and go home..but...That is another story..
On Sept 20th 2007 we received our referral of a beautiful girl from Guatemala..She was born Sept 1st and weighed 6lbs and 14 ounces and was 17 inches long..She is now 6 weeks old and absolutely gorgeous...So please join us as we follow this road to expand our family..