We Made It!


We have an…

American boy! We have crossed into the USA. And we have a son, legally. We are filled with thanksgiving. We crossed yesterday at about 4:30 into El Paso, Texas. Then we drove strait to Tucson, AZ, arriving at about 10pm. We fly out to FL tommarrow morning. Thankyou for all of your prayers and for encouragement.


dodging twisters

made it to Juarez.  Had to stop in the road to lest a cyclone pass.  We had a great super fancy pancy Fathers Day meal.  Tomorrow in the morning we go to the consulate.  Thanks for all your support and prayers.  We can’t believe that we are here.


success in Tijuana off to Juarez

hours and hour pile up in the car.  we are craning our necks to try and reach our destination.  the old toyota keeps pluggin.  we are exhausted, but excited.  monday morning we hit the us consulate.  keep us in your prayers.



We are in Mexicali- close to Tijuana.  Today we go to the US consulate at 1pm.  Elias and Stephanie are having stomach problems.  Thanks for checking up.

We Got A Passport for Eli

We left the ranch at 5am.  We arrive at Hermosillo by 9.  By 11, we had a passport for Elias.  That really could be considered a miracle.  The only reason that they could do it in Herm.  not Mexico City, is because our case says “Full Adoption” not International.  Well, we are on our way to Tijuana.  Thanks for checking in.  Well love you all.


Conner Praise!

We got that new birth certificate and ID card today! Joel had to drive 6 hours to pick up our renewed visas which we needed in order to get it, and we almost didn’t make it to the office in time, but God was good and worked it all out. Thankyou for praying!
Our baby, Elias Andres Conner, is now officially and legally ours!  Thankyou all for your prayers and encouragement.  We really needed them!
Now we just have to get a passport and do some USA immigration “stuff” before we can cross the border and go home to visit our families and friends for the summer.  We are SO excited.
God bless you all.