Friday, August 15, 2008

Bradford's Visit Home

Brad and four of his friends came home this past weekend for a visit. Their trip was mostly to pick up some furniture and dishes from us, but I think they had a good time too. On Saturday Ben took the boys skeet shooting at the Nashville Gun Club, and that night the boys spent the evening on Music Row. Sunday they had to pack up their U-Haul and hurry back to Atlanta because Brad and one of the other boys are on the music team at church, so they had to be home in time for the evening service.

Brad and two of the boys are moving into their first apartment. One of the other boys just graduated from Georgia Tech in Computer Engineering in May, and Brad and his other roommate graduate in December with a major in Industrial Engineering. Their first love is music though, so both of them hope to find jobs in the music field. Brad was very excited about an offer he's already received from Georgia Tech. He will be the cello instructor in their music program, and he is starting right away -- even before he graduates. I think that's a great offer!

While Ben and I were bicycling yesterday, Brad called us for help in installing a ceiling fan. We thought it was pretty funny that three engineers had to call a medical doctor for help with their electrical problems!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Engineers calling the doctor ~ LOL

I am just reading more of your blog today...12 kids?! WOW ~ first apts, college, boarding school, and year abroad...your family is HOPPING!!

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Adoption Timeline

  • 2006
  • November 8 - Application Mailed
  • November 22 - Accepted
  • November 24 - I-600A Mailed
  • November 27 - Delivery Confirmed
  • November 28 - Receipt of I-600A
  • November 30 - Fingerprint Notice
  • December 15 - Home Study Update
  • December 21 - Stacey Fingerprinted
  • December 28 - Added to List (#116)
  • 2007
  • January 24 - Home Study Mailed
  • January 25 - Ben Fingerprinted
  • February 8 - Waiting List (#111)
  • February 20 - Waiting List (#109)
  • February 27 - Waiting List (#105)
  • March 8 - Waiting List (#101)
  • March 22 - Waiting List (#99)
  • April 19 - Waiting List (#98)
  • April 25 - Dossier Authentication
  • May 2 - Delivery Confirmed
  • May 2 - Added to SN Wait List
  • May 3 - Waiting List (#97)
  • June 7 - Waiting List (#86)
  • June 25 - Dossier Translated
  • June 28 - On Waiting List Six months
  • July 9 - Waiting List (#81)
  • August 6 - Waiting List (#4 SN)
  • August 8 - Waiting List (#76)
  • September 7 - Waiting List (#70)
  • October 8 - Waiting List (#67)
  • October 22 - Waiting child -- OURS!!
  • October 23 - Official Referral Date
  • October 25 - Letter #1 Submitted
  • October 29 - Referral Receipt - CHI
  • 2008
  • February 5 - Fingerprint Request
  • February 7 - Proof of Delivery
  • March 1 - All Fingerprinted
  • March 3 - I-600 Application Mailed
  • March 5 - I-600 Acknowledgement
  • April 17 - I-600 Approval!
  • May 2 - Original G & R Date
  • May 3 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • May 5 - MEET EPHRAIM!
  • May 6 - Drive to Kien Giang
  • May 7 - G & R Ceremony
  • May 8 - Medical, Apply for Passport
  • May 12 - Fly to Hanoi
  • May 13 - Visa appointment at USCIS
  • May 14 - Pick Up Visa, Fly Home
  • May 15 - Arrive in Nashville!
  • May 23 - Certificate of Citizenship
  • June 12 - Re-Adoption Filed by Court
  • July 3 - Tennessee Birth Certificate

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