Monday, October 20, 2008

We are coming to America....Tuesday!

Hi Everyone,
We are coming to America! We picked up the boys' visas and all the paperwork we will need from the U.S. Embassy this morning at 10 am. We will be flying into Modesto Tues. Oct. 21st at 4:38 pm. We are so excited to be coming home! God is good!
See you all soon!

Bev, Teri, Nicolae, Cristian and Debbie

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Romania is in the air !"

Pastor Florin sent this email out. I have no idea who actually took the photo, but I thought it was worth sending out to all of you.

"Romania is in the air! ''

I think that this cloud formation really does resemble the country of Romania.

One Campaign.....Tomas!

Here is a video about the One Campaign Campus Challenge. It is worth watching and learning more about. Tomas, my nephew, is in it. Check it out. He comes on at second 31.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Latest update!

The newest update:
The documents arrived in Vienna, yesterday, Thursday Oct. 9th. Now it is up to Vienna to approve the paperwork and notify the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest. Once Bucharest hears from Vienna, they will call me. Then it should be just a few more days after that and we will be on our way home!
Please pray that Vienna would have a sense of urgency. It would be great if they would contact Bucharest on Monday! God how I pray that Vienna accepts all the paperwork as is and that things move quickly.
So ready to be home!
(The picture is of Nicolae's and Cristian's tigers wearing the boys' p.j.s.)
Thanks again for all of you who have been and continue to pray for us!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New pictures of Nicolae, Cristian, Teri and I

Today after mailing the final documents(hopefully) to Vienna, we went to the park to play. Here are a few pictures from our day ....enjoy!

The paperwork should arrive there Thursday morning. After that, it is up to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. I am praying that they will have all the documents they need and we will be heading home soon.

After Vienna gives the o.k., we have an exit interview with the Embassy in Bucharest. We also need to get new medicals for the boys. I am told this just takes a day. So... please keep those prayers coming. It is conceivable for us to be given the "thumbs up" sometime next week.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Whooo Hoooo!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!!!! We finally got the passports for the boys today!
I wanted to show you how adorable their pictures turned out, but figured it might be best no to show all the information on the inside via my blog. God willing we will be home soon and then you can see them in person.(The passports and the boys!)
Teri, the boys and I went around 11 am to the passport office to meet with Mr. Mocanu. We left there around 4pm. It was a long day.
Well, because of course, we had troubles (I will spare you the details), but thanks to Mr. Mocanu and a very nice lady from the passport office, we got it all worked out. Praise God!
Which means, we are finished with the Romanian side of things!

Tomorrow,we will send off the last of the documents to the U.S. Embassy. Then, if all the paperwork is as it should be(which as far as I know, it is) it should be a very short time before we meet with the Embassy in Bucharest. After that, we should be on our way home!!!! Short: meaning another week or two.
I can hardly believe it actually becoming a reality. Today was one of the first days where I felt that this journey is almost over. Of course I am still "guarded", but it was so amazing to be holding the boys passports in my hands. We truly are a family now.
On Saturday, I saw their new birth certificates as well. To see my name as their mom was/is so surreal. Truly amazing.
Soon Cristian Jack Vaughn, Nicolae Thomas Vaughn and I will be heading home. Along with two very amazing Aunties....Teri and Bev!
For all of you who have been praying......"thanks".....


THANKS SO MUCH TRICIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone,
I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Sorry, but life is like this sometimes.
I wanted to show you a few pictures of the boys' room. Tricia, a friend from Livermore, was the greatest help. I met her in Romania just about 1 year ago. She offered to come help paint. Not only did she paint, but she even brought the paint too!
Here are some fun photos of Bev, Tricia and I painting! Enjoy.
Thanks again Tricia....
You are truly amazing.
Thanks too to all the people in Livermore who donated the paint, bedding, p.j.s and moola for the boys' beds! A huge blessing for sure.
I hope to be able to send updated pictures soon.