Friday, June 27, 2008


We got the call!
At noon today we were informed that our visa appointment is Monday morning at 7:30am.
We are beside ourselves with anxiousness and excitement!
This is what we've been waiting for for over two years.
We leave tomorrow!
We get home at 10:50pm on Wednesday July 2nd. I know that's a crummy time for people who have kids, or who have to get up early the next morning. So we totally understand if you can not be there at the airport to greet us. But anyone who wants to, we'd love to see you there when we get off the plane.
I'll write more later. I think. I have to finish packing!!!!


Youthful One said...



Send me the info - I'll do my best to be there!

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

I may have to convince my husband, or bribe him with any number of things, but I am planning on having all of us there... regardless, I would not miss seeing you through the threshold at PDX for the world!

holy wow, here they come!

Anonymous said...

Praise Jesus!! Our hearts just jumped with Joy!! How amazing it makes me feel that by the 4th of July those girls will celebrate in their new home with their new family and sleep snug and loved in their beautiful rooms in cozy beds. God has out done Himself!! Congratulations Penns and safe travel. We Love You!! (Mark is standing over my shoulder)
The Contas

christa jean said...

We have been partying with you all day in spirit!!!

We will of course be there to give those girls our smiles and love and maybe a squnch or two, if they're not too overwhelmed!

Praying for you all the way on your trip.

We love you Penns
We love you Jesus

~the Chestonians

ames said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you and will unfortunately have to settle for greeting them when we get to OR, but am ecstatic that they'll be home when we're there!!! Congratulations you guys!!!!!!!
love from the Whalens

acceptancewithjoy said...

Enjoy Haiti! Enjoy the Bernard's hospitality. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty to the orphanage.

Most of all hold your girls. Beverly loves coming to your blog and seeing Katie and Yolanta. I hope to see photos of your together family soon.

Marcia Erickson said...

Wow! Have a wonderful time bringing them HOME!!

Blessings as you travel!!

providence ministries

Michelle said...

Oh, what a joyous time! Savor every moment!

The Everett Family said...

Wonderful News! This is awesome! I hope that you get some rest in the next coming days. We will be praying that God covers your travels and preparations getting the girls back to the US. What a party Wednesday night will be!

TheSalvantSeven said...


I am so very happy for you! I hope I go soon, too...

Many blessings to you as you travel!!


Kelli said...



mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm crying tears of joy for YOU!