Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It's Official

It's offical!!! We were granted TWO wonderful children on the 13th of June. Sorry we didn't post sooner. There was a tidal in our wave that was unexpected, but there is clear sailing ahead. We celebrated many things last night. My birthday, our new parenthood, Lillie's birthday (Annie is her mom), Owen's birthday (Kathy is his mom), and Annie's new parenthood. The poor waiters in the Apollo restaurant had to call in the reinforcements who spoke some English. I had my 1st beer in Kazakhstan it reminded me of Coors Light. We all had a guessing game at the store to buy a cake. It turned out to be okay. They use a lot of marshmallow in their baking. Maybe that explains why these people are so skinny. We had a great afternoon at the orphanage, being we were in court for our morning visit. I recorded Chandler racing the other kids in Alayna's group, boy is he out of shape. Nate sported his new ball cap with tools all over it. Jason you would be jealous! He will get a Jets or Panther hat once we get him home. These pink hats have to go. We will have our last two visits today. Our interpreter will help us talk with them so they won't think that we left them forever. These will be our hardest visits yet. This is going to be our last post for now. We will be heading to Almaty tomorrow the 15th and leave there on the 16th for Charlotte, NC. Thanks to all who followed our journey and posted comments. They have helped us get through our long days here. We will post again once we return home.

17 Comments:

At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great news! hope to see you guys soon Jacques.

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you had me worried!! I can't imagine how happy this has made you. Can't wait to see you. I got a good idea from a military website. Let the kids make a paper chain. Each link represents a day you'll be gone. Everyday they get to take a link off and when there's only one link left, that's the day they'll see you again. It may help give them a sense of time. Explaining your time gone will be difficult but the words will come. Congrats again.
Love,
Nicole

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys, you will be on your way soon, the proud new parents of two beautiful children. Alyson, i cant believe you are a mom now, you will be great. I am grateful I have been able to keep up with your journey and cant wait to hear and see more. Hope you have a safe trip home and talk to you soon.

Nikki

 
At 5:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all were praying so hard yesterday after I talked with your mom, because I was freaking out not seeing any post! You know how I get... anyway, again I say to you God has certainly answered your prayers they are beautiful, and I can't think of two people more deserving of having a family of their own... You have been through so much in such a short period of time... We love you and are so incredibly greatful to be able to call you friend's... Hope to get all the details soon... Love, Tracie, Michael, Abigail, Alexander & Daniel

 
At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys!!! YES!!!! You did it! What awsome news, before you know it this will all be a happy memory and you will have your family home and be celebrating!! God is so good and it has been great following your journey and seeing God work in 4 lives to bond them together as a family! We will continue to pray for this next leg of the journey and for the children's hearts to be protected as well as your own. God bless and Safe traveling home!! Kim Gray

 
At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lady, i knew it would happen. nothing worthwhile is ever easy and your journey has certainly had its ups and downs. come on down to charlotte, the weathers great. can't wait to see and hear the continuing saga of momma and papa efland. my heart is full for the 4 of you. lovemargoaddiedenniszoe

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so glad to hear from you,
yes I was getting a little bit
worried. Well now you are officially mom and dad Efland.
You know how happy we are for you
see you soon.

Love Dad & Phyllis

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoying the photos and script. Congratulations on your parent status. Look forward to seeing you both soon. I like the chain idea offered. Love, Aunt Kathy

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL ALYSON & CHANDLER I KNOW YOU WILL MAKE GREAT PARENTS.IT WILL BE HARD TO LEAVE THEM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS,BUT JUST THINK NEXT TIME YOU CAN BRING THE LITTLE ANGLES HOME WITH YOU AND NOT HAVE TO LEAVE THEM AGAIN.THANKS FOR MAKING ME A GRANDMA AGAIN.LOVE ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH.CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU.
LOVE
MOM E

 
At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wishing you guys safe travels home and can't wait to see you Saturday!

Crystal

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in time for Father's Day!!!Happy First of many Father's Days Chandler! We are praying for your safe return home.
Love,
Paula & Ron

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Alyson & Chandler:
The time will fly by when you get home as you prepare for Alayna and Nate's arrival in N.C. All those fun details will keep you busy over the next couple of weeks. Like grocery shopping for some new and hopefully favorite foods, making their beds, arranging their clothes...the list goes on. And then, before you know it, it will be July 7th and you will get to hold them and never let them go.
Bests,
Andrea

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger sybil Markey said...

I'm so happy for the both of you!!

 
At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chandler! I have enjoyed following your blogs and am excited for you and your family. I have updated the Snider Intranet site to reflect the latest developments and will check back after 6/28 when I return from vacation. Best of luck in your travels home! Susan Payne

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Any chance I'm the first to welcome you to terra firma??!!!
What a wonderful whirlwind, eh? Won't be long now...you'll count those days and get back to get your babies! Congratulations mom and dad!!! Lotsa love, A Tina and crew...

 
At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys, caaan't wait to see you . HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME.
GOD BLESS.

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Crystal Kilgo said...

Congratulations on the new Eflands! I am happy for you guys.

Crystal Kilgo

 

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