Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We are back from visiting Malayna!

We are back from our trip to Guatemala to visit our beautiful daughter. She is just amazing and wonderful. She was very smiley, happy and lovable.

Brayden was extremely jealous and had a difficult time adjusting, but we will get through that when she comes home. I think it will be slightly easier on him when we are all at home as opposed to being cooped up in a hotel room.

We met with our Guatemalan attorney and she told us that we would be getting submitted into PGN today (Sept. 4). I know this doesn't mean a whole lot to many of you, but it is the next step. It is also the most unpredictable step. We are hoping for a smooth ride in PGN. The average is about 2-3 months. When we get out of PGN...we have been approved on the Guatemalan side for this adoption. Then there will be a few more steps to complete...but nothing lengthy. Once we are out of PGN...we can expect Malayna to be home in about a month to a month and a half.

I have included with this post a slide show set to music of some of our favorite photos from our trip. Most of the photos include Malayna only...I will get to posing some photos of Brayden from the trip as well.

Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for our family as we wait to bring our beautiful daughter home!


Marcia said...

I was thinking about your family and hoping your trip was not affected by the hurricane warnings...Amy, she is LOVELY! Brayden will have so much fun being a big brother.

Love to everyone!

Megan said...

That is a really sweet video. You have a beautiful little girl Amy!

Robyn said...

What great pics!! I am so glad you had a wonderful visit!! Congratulations on entering PGN!! I pray you have a short stay!!


Braedensmommy said...

Hi, guys!!
She is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!! I was thinking of you this week and am so happy that you had a wonderful trip! Brayden looks so happy, too. The bathtub picture made me laugh!
I will pray that you SAIL through PGN!!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness she is so beautiful!!! CONGRATS on getting into PGN! I'm praying your stay is SHORT!