Saturday, 21 July 2012

Phamily's Residents' Visas

Well, to update you all on the whole visa application process - we have been officially invited to apply for our residents' visas (got the invite while we were in the USA).  So we have been in the process of gathering all the documentation - medical exams, blood tests (so sick of blood tests and needles!), x-rays, police reports, employment history, finance, bank statements, birth certificates, high school and university diplomas and transcripts, etc. Lots of paperwork and things to do!

We even have to prove that we have been married AND living together for at least the last 2 years or so.  They want photographs of the two of us together at various functions, events, in public, etc.  Also bank statements showing we have a joint banking account and any other proof of our 'commitment' to each other over the length of our marriage.

So that's where you can help us - if you by any chance have any photos of the two of us (Becky and me) together, could you email it to me?  And can you tell me where (occasion, event, location) and when (month and year).  And also pray that we can get all the paperwork turned in on time - we have until the beginning of Sept to get things turned in, but we would like to turn it in early, perhaps in mid-August.  Thanks for your help!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Rainy Day Fun...

It was a stormy, wet and rainy Sunday afternoon here in Welly, but at our house it was nice and warm from all the body heat!  After service, we had the church over to our house for potluck - an awesome afternoon of 'phood, phun and phellowship' at the Phamily's!  ;-)   And it was amazingly peaceful, even with 15 kids cooped up in the house.  Thanks to everyone for all the food - there was sooooo much that I think we will be eating it for the next 2 weeks!  Here are a few photos...