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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our Austin Trip

WOW! What a doozie of a trip! The girls and I left at 8:00 this a.m. and got home at 8:00 tonight!
We had fun though....
I love long car rides anyway.  It is close to a 4 hour drive to Austin.  The weather was not so great today, so we ran into lots of rain, which really slowed us down on the way home.  I followed an 18 wheeler for about an hour and a half because I could barely see where we were going!

When you have paperwork apostilled,  you have to go to the State Department.  It was directly across the street from the Capitol Building.  I think that building is quite lovely. :)
 Erika wasn't too thrilled with the back seat, early in the morning on the way there. :)  But she was a good sport. After all, there are two teenagers in the house now. :)
 Sarah and Alli played with magnetic dolls.
 Anna was thrilled we were finally eating! Cracker Barrel hit the spot. :)
 I was thrilled I did that silly thing with the pegs that made me a NON ignoramous! :)
 Alli was happy we were getting to eat at the same place we ate at in North Carolina!  She loves their mashed potatoes.
 Erika took some pictures of the buildings.... This is the top of the Capitol Building.

 I was THRILLED that those reports have been Fed Ex'd to the translator and we are finished with our first of 4 reports. :) 
We were ALL so glad to get home! It was a fun trip.....


Anonymous said...

So how was it? I'd like to visit the capital someday again. Josiah used to work there but he dint keep the job. I loved Austin (and San Antonio) but I had my fill of Mexican food for the year....

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Annie said...

Post Placement reports must vary by region. We had to do three, one each year, but in the case of a disruption, it doesn't start over. So we did one when we had Maxim. Presumably each of his previous families did one, too. THAT must have set adoption back a bit.

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