Tuesday, January 31, 2006

On our way out in Nepal. Gotta love that cap!
Done playing!
Full speed ahead in the backyard. We had 69 (21) degrees today.
Home at last, eating eggs with mommy! Life is good.
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Friday, January 20, 2006

First day in Mississippi

We just finished our first day in Jackson, Mississippi. Everything went well, and according to plan. The dog is very jealous, and the cat is running...
He slept for 9 hours, and he eats everything from pickled ocra to peas to cheese. We love him so much and can't wait to live our lives as parents.
We are excited to be home and will definitely enjoy some "normalcy". Thank you for following our life. We hope to share it with you soon.


The Kjernald family in America

Some pictures. Enjoy!
Out walking in Kathmandu. Posted by Picasa
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Day 1 still, "-who are you?" Posted by Picasa
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

We are home

Dear family and friends,
We have arrived safely in the US! The trip went very well, though it was super long. Samuel slept much of the trip which was a blessing indeed. I am in Mississippi now taking a class, while Laurie is still in Kentucky for a day to get Samuel's medical stuff done. It's unbelievable, but the day has finally come when we are home in our house as a family. As soon as the dust settles, we will update you all with pictures and more.

Love to all

Monday, January 09, 2006

Friends and family,
The Kjernald family is doing well in Nepal, except we wish that we were in the US instead. All the paperwork has gone through and we are picking up Samuel's VISA today at the US embassy. After that, we are just waiting to fly home.
Samuel is doing really well. He still has some problems with his ears (Something that will persist until we get some proper treament done) and he still has some "things" he needs to cough up. He sleeps very well, eats very well, and enjoys to play. I guess I've told you all this before, but it feels good that things are progressing well. We can't wait to get home and start our new life. I wonder when I will get a chance to study...
Laurie and I are adjusting to our new roles as parents. We love him so much, and we are so thankful to God that he was given to us. Surely, if you have followed this blog you can see God's hand moving. Perhaps it looks like luck or human effort at times, but if we step back and look at the whole picture, it becomes clear, at least to me, that no human effort could have produced these results. And of course, luck doesn't exist. We are truly blessed.
Thank you for your prayers and love. We love your comments and we rest in your uplifted hands. We hope to introduce little Samuel to all of you as soon as possible. We are flying in to Lexington, KY on the 14th, and will head down to Mississippi as soon as his medical check is complete. But we'll be back...

the Kjernald family

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Things moving along well

So....we are still in KAthmandu. The ceasefire just ended and the countryside is a little nervous. We, however, are fine in the city and we haven't noticed anything different. Samuel's paperwork has been submitted to the American embassy and we are hoping for a VISA interview on Wednesday or Friday. Then we can go home!
Samuel slept for 12(!) hours last night and is continuing to bond with us well. He is showing off his smile to people and love to play and eat. Sounds like an American already... Pray that we can come home soon, we would like to start normal life and eat home cooked meals (Andreas). Thank you for your support and love. I guess this blog might soon be discontinued since Samuel will be with us, but then again maybe y'all like to know about Samuel's adventures in Mississippi.
Anyway, we are glad that you are with us on this journey in any shape or form. We love you all and send you greetings from a smoggy Kathmandu.