melting pot: numero uno

I decided to combine several thoughts into this one post…. I am currently enrolled in a professional photography course from New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). I am very excited to grow my photographic abilities. It is an at-home, at-one’s-own-pace course. There is a photo project I send in at the end of each unit of material. Hopefully I will become a better photographer. I’m not sure whether this is the path I want to take for a career, but I am definitely planning on doing some freelance work. The Bible Quizzing season is gearing up again at my church. … Continue reading melting pot: numero uno

3rd time’s the charm…?

I have been set free from the needle today. An immunization needle, mind you. (Just wanted to clarify that one!) 😉 I received my last vaccination for the trip to China. We still have not heard any news on the referral or travel. This is just the completion of another preliminary step in the adoption process. Incidentally, I would ask that you please pray for my family as we continue to wait…and wait…and…well, you get the idea! Patience is a hard virtue to put into practice. Trusting in the Lord’s provision (and timing) is also a constant struggle. We humans … Continue reading 3rd time’s the charm…?

We’re in the system (again!!)

Our family got to spend the day before Thanksgiving in a government office. Exciting, huh? Not quite the “vacation” I was looking forward to, but still, it was for a good cause (the adoption.) [Just a side note: I’m pretty sure Hitler has a great-niece…(the receptionist)] Our fingerprints for the U.S. immigration file were about to expire, bringing about the need to renew. [Since when do a human’s fingerprints expire?! Oh well…] We should now be covered for the next 14-15 months. WOOHOO!! Continue reading We’re in the system (again!!)