Friday, 25 January 2008

Got them!!!

After flying out yesterday literally on a wing and a prayer we have got the answer we and all of you round the world were praying for, we've got our Visa's, our flights have been changed and we are heading out to Kazakhstan tomorrow!! Yeah, we can hardly believe it either!!

Let me review the last few hours for you,

Worst nights sleep in our entire lives.
Hotel shower with only 3 settings within 1mm of each other - Freezing, Just right or Surface of the sun.
Arrived at the embassy at 8.30am to find 5 people already there in front of us.
Overhear conversations like ' it takes 2-3 days to get a visa here' and 'I've been coming every morning for a week and my LOI still isn't here' etc.
One and a half hours later get to the front desk to be given a lecture that we should have made an appointment.
Be told since it was for an adoption he would make an exception, come back at 12pm.
Ring Air Astana to change flights, find out their entire computer system had crashed.
Ring back 1 hour later and manage to change flights to tomorrow!!
Arrive back at embassy at 11.50 and wait for another hour and finally get our visa's!!!!

To say we are relieved is too make the biggest understatement since someone said 'I think this Internet thing might catch on'!!

God has answered our prayers in a wonderful way! Thanks to all who are praying for us and all the texts of support this morning, Keep it up, its really appreciated!!

Also just let me clear up the 'matching coats' thing, Amanda's coat is her own, the one I'm wearing has been lent to me by James Greer, if I get one more abusive text message about it I'm going to refuse to wear it in Kaz, get hypothermia and quite possibly die, if you can live with that keep on texting!!1!!!1!!! ;)

Haven't room here but look out for my 'easyjet' rant coming soon!

Philip & Amanda


Kim & Jamie said...

Absolutely fantastic news!!! Congratulations!! Safe journeys and good luck on your big day next week when you get to meet your little one!! How amazing this must feel right now:) All the best and I can't wait to read all about it!

Warm wishes from Chicago!

Amy said...

Woohooo!!!! You are leaving on a jet plane soon!!! Very good very good! I promise no more comments on the jackets....we can't have you die of hypothermia....that doesn't fit into the schedule!!! Plus I am sure they would charge you extra for that!! Such good news!! We are all cheering for you over here in the equally cold USA - Chicago!! Go get your baby!!

Matthew and Suzanne said...

Youre almost there! How exciting!

dkeogh said...

Congrats lads. Absolutely delighted to hear you are on your way. Have a brilliant time. Hope everything goes well and look forward to sharing your journey.

Don't mind the comments about the matching ya they are just jealous!!

The Keogh's in a freezing cold Toronto.......(london is looking lovely and spring like in the photo!!)

Christine Johnston said...

We're with you all the way.We'll never forget the 26th January 2008! Can't wait to read your blogs, but better still until you get home to Cardy dv.

"As for God, His way is perfect."
Alex, Christine & Co xoxo