For those who have 42 minutes to spare and want to see our journey from beginning to end in picture & song, grab a blanket and a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy...

Monday, December 24, 2007

Midnight in Trondheim



It's 5 pm in Minnesota, but midnight in Trondheim!
Look who we caught visiting!

My Wishes For You

Hanne & Tommy,
May your...
  • Christmas reflect on the true meaning of the season!

  • Evening be filled with special surprises!

  • Hearts be warmed by memories of those gone before us!

  • Spirit be moved by the power of His love!

  • Year ahead overflow with joyous new beginnings!

Merry Christmas, my new friends!
Love from Minnesota.
~ Julie

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Julie's OB Update

I had a visit with my OB last week and she's insistent that I not get pg again until the one year mark. So a transfer in 2008 will not be until July/August timeframe. It gives me a little more time to "whittle my middle" in the interim. Also to get everything else in place with Hanne & Tommy... who are very excited and anxious to get started! The new clinic has accepted my MMPI from the summer of 2006 and JP will take one on January 4th. Then it's on to a springtime filled with medical screenings and contracts!

Back to working from my couch today. My youngest is home sick! It's allowing me to get caught up on email though without interruption. Gotta love sitting fireside, with a hot cup of java and ratta-tap-taping away at the computer!

~ Julie

Monday, December 3, 2007

A new year, a new adventure!

I received a call today from our coordinator at SO and she is already talking about screening appointments in January! Wow. Hanne & Tommy will be coming to Minnesota in the next six weeks! This is the part, I can only imagine, that has to seem like years for them... yet, suddenly the time will be here to travel across the ocean for medical and psychological evaluations!

My husband, JP, cannot believe he has to take a psych exam. He did not have to do this with the last journey. I also took it on a computer that time and flew through it with speed. I believe that the one we will all take in January is on paper. The MMPI is a test, however, not one that really has a pass/fail aspect to it. No studying necessary. You're either nuts, or you're not. Ha!

I sent Hanne an email this afternoon with a bunch of questions about their itinerary, schedule, hotel, dinner, etc. I'm sure she will start feeling a bit anxious soon, if she is not already.

Just the first steps, of many!

~ Julie

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Hi from Hanne

Words can not express how much I look forward to do this journey together with Julie. Its unbeliveable and just so exiting. This blog was a very good ide. Love the Norwegian translations :)

So long from Hanne