she is coming too!
Yep, Evy can officially come to Africa with us now. Believe it or not many people actually ask if we are taking her with us. Crazy to me as I think it would be a bit traumatic to leave our kids for 2 years at a time! So, Yep, the girls are joining us on this adventure and we truly believe they are part of God's team there, that we are called as a family.
We were actually shocked and relieved to get the passport (and even more shocked my mom did not hide it from us :) after all the bureaucratic nightmares J had to deal with (rockstar award). Now we can finalize plans to return to our little island. It is also weird to see her name in print. SO official. Makes me feel like this is all real, like she really exists. I know that sounds bizarre but up until then I just sorta feel like we were just playing house. Her picture is already out of date as she was barely 2 weeks old when it was taken.* And lets be honest we could take any white bald baby in and out of the country on this passport since babies change so much early on. She will have this same picture until she is 5 but by then she will join the ranks of world traveler!! Pretty exciting!!
*the story of taking her picture and applying for her passport was hilarious. They told me that she had to be looking at the camera, sitting up, both eyes open, not crying, both ears visible, and that my hands could not be seen anywhere. My response.. "Yeah, good luck with that she is 2 weeks old!! She opens her eyes for maybe 10 minutes a day!" But after many tries we actually managed to get a picture pretty close to what they wanted and apparently it passed inspection.