Thursday, December 27, 2007

Relax! It's in the mail...

It's been a while, so here's a few biggies from the last 2 months. Back in the beginning of November, we submitted out dossier. From there it was off to translation for about a month. Now our translated dossier is on its way to the Kazakhstan Embassy in New York. From there, I think it heads first to the Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kazakhstan, then to the Ministry of Education and Science.

Next Step: Lots of waiting. It should be May or June before we travel to Kazakhstan. Okay, here's the positive spin.. Waiting until late spring or early summer is great since we won't need to bring big, bulky clothing in already crowded luggage. This also gives us pa-lenty of time to get that attic in order. Um... and finally do something with all our old photographs. Best of all, we have a lot of quality PlayMobile Castle playing to do with Jack.

In case you're curious about where Kazkahstan is, here's a good map to look at. I usually tell people it's south of Russia and West of China. I'm not sure if that's really helpful, though.


Regina said...

Hi Laura & Bob,

Thanks for the thoughtful comment on our blog! Yes, long live the tall girls! I do frequent most of those tall stores you suggested but forgot about a couple of them so thanks so much.

I look forward to following you guys along your journey!

Regina (and Frank)

Matthew Ruley said...

Hi - I just found your blog off Amy's blog. I look forward to following your journey. Congrats for getting things in before the holidays. Bet you feel great!

Were also waitin for Kaz. If youd like an invite to our blog, email me at

Angela said...

Ditto. I also followed the link from Amy's blog. It looks like we have so much in common . . . 4 year-old son, WPA, adopting a girl, dossier submitted around the same time, pa-lenty of work to do before travel. Except you are in Germany?! Lucky you. Anyway, I was so glad to find a blog of fellow WPA-ers.

dossier submitted end of November 2007

Jeremy and Jessica said...


I opened up a cafe press store so you can check it out and if you like somethings then you can order from the site. I will be adding more items soon. If you have any question you can e-mail on by blog.

The site is

Thanks and I hope you like,

Matthew Ruley said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing and if there was any news!

Jennifer said...

Just saw your post and blog reference on the WPA loop. We've been there, done that with WPA so don't hesitate to ask any questions- we love to help! Other than the impatience of the wait, we had a wonderful journey!