Thursday, April 15

over due update

It has been almost a month since my last post.  I have thought about posting several times, but just didn't seem to get the time to sit down and do it.  I guess maybe that proves that I am not a true "blogger".  Oh, well!  :)  I'm going to due my best to catch up on the crazy last several weeks.  Bullet points will make it easier since I have really missed a lot!
  • March 23 
    • Evan and I were accepted into AWAA's Ethiopia program!!!!  Since we submitted out application on March 14th I checked my e.mail constantly anxiously waiting for a response, even though they said it would take 10 business days for processing.  On that Tuesday I checked my e.mail at 4:59 and still had nothing form Ameria World.  I dejectiedly put my phone away... (can't you imagine how sad I was!!)  But then at 5:00 my phone rang, just a number on the caller ID.  It was Teresa congratulating us on our acceptance into America World's Ethiopia Program!!!  There were a lot of emotions going on inside. ..excitement, relief, gratitude, nervousness, all at the same time, which obviously manifested itself in some tears.  :) I called Evan to share the news and then we both called our families.
    • Shepherd Group
    • Evan cut his hair!
  • Spring Break ( March 29-April 2)
    • Agreement papers & Paymen
    • Birth Certificates
    • LOTS of forms and money orders
    • Physicals
    • Fingerprints
    • Date set for initial home study orientation!
  • April 5 
    • fingerprints turned in with check for the home study
  • April 9
    • Evan submits autobiography
  • April 14
    • Stacey submits autobiography
    • Remainder of Home Study visits are set up for Friday, April 16th and Sunday, April 18th!!  Yikes!
  •  April 15 
    • Tomorrow is our Home Study orientation!  We have all of our paper work in, minus 2 forms!!