Saturday, May 31, 2008
WE WOULD LOVE TO GET ISABELLA ~ MAGDALENA HOME SOON . WE WOULD LIKE TO START WORKING WITH HER. LOTS OF ONE ON ONE , SO SHE WILL LEARN TO TALK AND WALK. WE KNOW WITH LOTS OF STIMULATION SHE WILL FLOURISH. IF YOU SPEND TIME WITH THE CHILDREN THEY DO LEARN, WE SPEND LOTS OF HOURS A DAY WORKING WITH OUR CHILDREN. ALOT OF REPETITION ,WE DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER UNTIL THEY CATCH ON. THEY GET SO EXCITED WHEN THEY LEARN NEW THINGS. OUR LITTLE GIRLS TAKE DANCE LESSONS AND THEY LOVE IT. TAP, JAZZ OR TUMBLING.SO WE WILL HAVE TO GET ISABELLA ~MAGDALENA WALKING SO SHE CAN TAKE TUMBLING CLASS. SHE WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN, THEY HAVE LITTLE TINY KIDDOS THAT TAKE DANCE AND TUMBLING. SO SHE WILL FIT RIGHT IN. WE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT SIZE SHE IS . WE WOULD LIKE TO GO SHOPPING AND GET HER NEW CLOTHES AND SHOES READY FOR HER. I HAVE ALREADY MADE BELLA SOME FLEECE BLANKETS, GOT HER SOME SNUGGLE STUFFED TOYS. THE AWESOME PUPPY WITH BLUE EARS, WE HEAR THE KIDDOS JUST LOVE THIS PUPPY. SO BELLA HAS HER PUPPY WAITING FOR HER. BELLAS LUGGAGE IS PACKED AND READY TO GO . WE HAVE JUST A COUPLE THINGS TO PUT IN OURS. I THINK WE WILL BRING EXTRA CLOTHES IN OUR CARRY ON BAGS , SO WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE OUTFIT WITH US IN CASE OUR LUGGAGE DOESN'T MAKE THE TRIP WITH US. HERE IS MY FAVORITE PICTURE OF BELLA ~ SHAWNIE IS PLAYING PATTY CAKE WITH HER.BELLA LOOKS LIKE SHE IS HAVING FUN INTERACTING WITH SHAWNIE. BELLA WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE THERE AS SOON AS WE CAN . LOVE YA BABY!!!!!!!!
WE TOOK THE KIDDOS TO VIRGINA CITY TO THE PONDS TO GO FISHING, SOMETIMES THEY CAN CATCH REALLY BIG FISH. NOT TODAY THEY GOT SKUNKED, BUT THAT DIDN'T MATTER TO THEM. THEY HAD ALOT OF FUN, INCLUDING MEGAN~~ PARIS, SHE STAYED IN THE EXPEDITION MOST OF THE TIME. SHE DOESN'T LIKE THE NIGHT CRAWLERS. SO WE TOLD HER SHE COULD USE CORN OR MARSHMELLOWS. THEN SHE GOT OUT TO FISH A LITTLE.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
OUR DAUGHTER AMBER AND HER HUSBAND DAVID , THEIR TWO CHILDREN ARE EXPECTING A NEW BABY GIRL IN OCT. THE FIRST PART OF OCT,08. WE ARE SO EXCITED, WE GOT TO SEE HER ON THE ULTRASOUND YESTERDAY. SHE IS SO BUSY, SHE MOVED THE ENTIRE TIME THEY WERE DOING THE ULTRASOUND. SHE WAS MOVING AND KICKING. IT WAS SO AWESOME TO SEE HER BEING SO BUSY, AND MOVING AROUND. THE QUESTION IS ,WILL SHE BE A BLONDE OR A RED HEAD? CAMREN IS A BLOND AND NATALIE IS A LITTLE RED HEAD. THEY BOTH ARE SO ADORABLE, WE LOVE THEM DEARLY.
WE DROVE THE HOUR TODAY AND GOT OUR I171H NOTARIZED AND APPOSTILLED. THEN SENT IT OUT FED-EX TO SERBIA. WE WILL BE PATIENTLY OR TRYING TO BE PATIENT,WHILE WE WAIT FOR A TRAVEL DATE TO GO GET ISABELLA/MAGDALENA. THEY SAY IN THE FALL, WE HOPE EARLY SEPT, IF POSSIBLE .WE WILL BE WAITING WAITING AND WAITING. YES I WILL HAVE TO REPAINT EVERY ROOM IN OUR HOUSE TO PASS THE TIME. THEN MAYBE I CAN FINISH THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE I STARTED LAST YEAR. I HAVE TO GET UP REAL HIGH ON THE ROOF TO PAINT. NOT A LEVEL SPOT ON THIS PART. SO WISH ME WELL OR SAY A PRAYER. WE ARE OFFICIALLY EXPECTING NOW!!!! JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR A DATE FOR DELIVERY!!! MAGDA HURRY UP, WE WANT YOU HOME SOON.. LOVE YOU BABY!!!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
WE HEARD FROM OUR FACILITATOR TODAY THAT SHE RECEIVED OUR DOSSIER ,BUT WE WILL NOT BE TRAVELING IN JUNE LIKE WE HAD HOPED,RATHER IT WILL BE SOMETIME IN THE FALL BECAUSE THE MINISTRY OFFICIALS DON'T DO ADOPTIONS IN THE SUMMER.WE ARE DISAPPOINTED BUT SO GOES THE ROLLER COASTER OF ADOPTION.WE WILL KEEP MAGDA/ISABELLA IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS WE PLAY THE WAITING GAME.WE LOVE YOU SWEETIE WITH ALL OUR HEART AND WE CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU HOME AND IN OUR ARMS,IT IS JUST GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE LONGER THAN WE HAD HOPED,BUT SOON WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER.WE WIRED THE FEES FOR OUR DOSSIER TO BE TRANSLATED SO THAT PART IS BEHIND US.
YEAH!!!!!!!!!! OUR DOSSIER MADE IT TO EASTERN EUROPE TO THE FACILITATOR TODAY,WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING IT FROM THE MINUTE IT LEFT OUR HANDS UNTIL ITS ARRIVAL.IT WAS A LONG WAIT HAVING THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY IN THE MIDDLE.WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUR TRAVEL DATE, HOPEFULLY WE WILL MAKE IT IN JUNE INSTEAD OF WAITING UNTIL FALL,WE FEEL MAGDA WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT FROM AN EARLIER COMING HOME DATE SO WE COULD START OUR BONDING AND WORKING ON HER DEVELOPMENT AND STIMULATION. WE ALREADY LOVE HER WITH ALL OUR HEART AND THE SOONER WE CAN GET HER HOME THE BETTER.IT IS HARD TO EXPLAIN TO OUR LITTLE ONES THE WAITING PROCESS,YES IT IS ALSO VERY DIFFICULT FOR MOM & DAD TOO. WE JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT. WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELING OVERSEAS AND VISITING A FOREIGN COUNTRY.WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING OTHER FAMALIES ON THEIR ADOPTION JOURNEYS(?) AND HOW SMOOTH EVERYTHING IS GOING AND HOW GREAT THEY ARE BEING TREATED BY EVERYONE IN`COUNTRY, ESPICALLY THE MINISTRY OFFICIALS AND EVERYONE THAT WORKS AT THE CHILDRENS HOME.WE ARE SO READY FOR MAGDA/ISABELLA TO COME HOME,HER ROOM IS READY ,LUGGAGE IS ALL PACKED AND ALL THE LITTLE ONES ARE FIGURING OUT WHO IS GOING TO TEACH HER WHAT. ONE WANTS TO TEACH HER TO WALK ONE WANTS TO TEACH HER TO TALK, THEY ARE ALL VERY EXCITED TO BRING THEIR LITTLE SISTER HOME.WE PRAY FOR A QUICK TRAVEL DATE.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
OUR DOSSIER ALREADY LEFT PARIS. THAT WAS REALLY FAST TRAVLING. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE ON MONDAY , BUT IT IS A HOLIDAY. SO OUR DOSSIER WILL BE DELIVERED TO JASMINA ON TUESDAY. WE HOPE ALL PAPER WORK IS OK; THEN IT NEEDS TO BE TRANSLATED AND TURNED IN TO THE MINISRY OFFICIALS. WE PRAY FOR ALL TO GO SMOOTH. WE CAN'T WAIT TO TRAVEL TO MAGDA / ISABELLA'S COUNRTY TO GET HER.WE SO WANT HER HOME. REALLY SOON!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
YES!!! IT HAS BEEN A GREAT DAY . WE GOT OUR I171H APPROVAL LETTER, THAT IS THE APPROVAL TO ADOPT AN ORPHAN PETITION. WE ALSO MAILED OUT OUR DOSSIER TODAY. WE ARE ON OUR WAY . NOW WE GET THE I171H FORM COPIED , NOTARIZED AND APOSTILLED . THEN SEND THAT OUT ON TUESDAY. THEN WE WAIT FOR A TRAVEL DATE. YAY YAY . CAN YOU TELL WE ARE EXCITED. "ISABELLA MAGDALENA" WE HOPE WILL BE HOME SOON.NOT SURE NOW IF THAT IS THE RIGHT FORM WE NEED. WE WILL SEE ON TUESDAY.
YAY YAY YAY YAY !!!!! WE SENT OUT OUR DOSSIER TODAY ,WE SENT IT FED-EX. IT SHOULD BE IN EASTERN EUROPE ON TUESDAY. HOPEFULLY JASMINA WILL GET IT ON TUESDAY. WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!! I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE MY PAPER BABY AT FED-EX. I ASKED HER TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH IT, FOR THAT IS OUR BABY IN THAT ENVELOPE. NOW WE JUST NEED TO WAIT FOR OUR I171H APPROVAL TO GET TO US. THEN WE CAN SEND THAT OUT ALSO. WE ARE PRAYING FOR A SPEEDY TRAVEL DATE.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
WE ARE LISTING OUR BIG SCREEN TV, ON CRAIGS LIST. TO SELL . ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS OUR ADOPTION EXPENSES, TO BRING MAGDA/ ISABELLA HOME. WE ALSO LISTED A KING SIZE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS TO SELL. WE WILL BE CLEANING OUT THE HOUSE AND THE GARAGE OF WHAT IS NOT NEEDED. WE MAY EVEN TRY TO HAVE A RAFFLE ALSO. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE OK: TO SEND OUT OUR DOSSIER, IT IS READY TO GO . WE ARE JUST WAITING ON OUR I6O0A APPROVAL . SO WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT STEP, WAITING WAITING AND MORE WAITING. GARY'S BIRTHDAY WAS MONDAY THE 19TH OF MAY. WE SO WERE THINKING OF MAGDA/ISABELLA BECAUSE SHE HAS A BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH ALSO . BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS.SHE WILL BE 4 YES FOUR YEARS OLD AND STILL WAITING FOR HER FAMILY TO COME AND GET HER. WE HOPE IT WILL BE SOON. WE HAD A NICE B-B-Q- FOR GARY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, WITH FAMILY. IT WAS REALLY NICE. WE ARE PRAYING EASTERN EUROPE WILL CHANGE THERE LAW , ABOUT ONLY BEING ABLE TO ADOPT ONE CHILD EVER OUT OF THERE COUNRTY.WE WOULD LIKE TO ADOPT ATLEAST TWO CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME,HOPEFULLY FROM THE SAME COUNRTY. IF NOT WE WILL LOOK AT GOING TO A DIFFERNT PART OF EASTERN EUROPE.WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CHILDREN THAT ARE PRETTY SPECIAL TO US, IN E.E. ONE IS A BOY AND ONE IS A GIRL. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM HOME WITH US. WE THINK THEY WOULD ALSO MAKE A PERFECT MACTH WITH OUR FAMILY. FOR NOW WE WAIT AND WILL SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN. WE HOPE TO HEAR SOMETHING SOON FROM EASTERN EUROPE!!! WE LOVE LITTLE MAGDA/ISABELLA!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD HER IN OUR ARMS.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
WE TOOK THE KIDS FISHING TODAY, AMBER & DAVID WERE TAKING OUR TWO LITTLE GRANDCHILDREN FISHING AND CAMPING .SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD TAKE THE KIDDOS OUT FOR THE DAY. THEY HAD ALOT OF FUN, WE HAD A PICNIC AT THE LAKE , THEN WENT DOWN TO THE LAKE TO LET THE KIDDOS DO SOME FISHING.THAT'S ALWAYS A FUN TIME, DAD REALLY LIKES TO UNTANGLE FISHING LINES. DEZ & ANDREW REALLY CAN GET THERE LINES IN A MESS. NOBODY CAUGHT ANY FISH . MAYBE NEXT TIME. OH AND YES THE KIDDOS ARE SO SCARED TO USE THE OUT HOUSE, I HAVE TO GO IN WITH THEM SO THEY CAN HOLD MY HAND. DEZTANY ASKED ME DO THESE TOILETS FLUSH THEMSELVES.I HAD TO LAUGH IT WAS WAY TO FUNNY. I TOLD HER YOU JUST NEED TO CLOSE THE LID. THEY ARE SO SCARED THEY WILL FALL IN THE TOILET, BUT THEY DID USE THEM. THAT IS A START , THEY MOST OF THE TIME WILL REFUSE TO USE THE OUT HOUSES. ANY WAY HERE ARE PICTURES FROM FISHING TODAY.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
YESSSS!!! THIS GARAGE SALE IS OVER. WE DIDN'T DO AS GOOD TODAY , BUT IN ALL THREE DAYS WE DID PRETTY WELL. WE WILL BE SENDING THE CHECKS OUT TO ANDREA AT REECES RAINBOW.COM FOR OUR ADOPTION OF ISABELLA /MAGDALENA.YES WE HAVE CHOOSEN A NAME FOR HER. OUR 4 YEAR OLD MADE THE DECISION ON MAGDAS NAME, AND WE LOVE IT. WE WILL PROBABLY CALL HER BELLA OR IZZY. WE HAVE BELLA ON THE WALL ABOVE HER BED. SHE IS GOING TO BE SOOOOOO LOVED AND A LITTLE SPOILED. WE FEEL SHE WILL NEED ALL THE SPOILING SHE CAN GET. NOW ONLY IF THEY WOULD CHANGE THE LAW IN EASTERN EUROPE SO WE COULD ADOPT TWO CHILDREN AT ONCE.THAT WOULD BE GREAT , BUT NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN SO SOON. THERE HAS BEEN TWO FAMILIES ALREADY ADOPT FROM THE CHILDRENS HOME MAGDA IS IN, AND TWO MORE FAMILIES GOING THE END OF MAY. WE SURE WISH WE COULD TRAVEL SOON. WE FEEL THE SOONER THE BETTER. WE LOVE YOU ALREADY ISABELLA/MAGDALENA!!!!! I HAVE LOOKED AT HER PICTURE FOR MONTHS BEFORE WE COULD MAKE A DECISION ON HER. WE ALSO HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN ANOTHER PART OF EASTERN EUROPE THAT ARE DEAR TO OUR HEARTS. WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM. WE WILL SEE WITH MORE TIME.
Friday, May 16, 2008
WE HAVE BEEN HAVING OUR YARD SALE THE LAST TWO DAYS. OUR WEATHER IS USUALLY IN THE 50'S . NOT FOR US, IT WAS 70-81 DEGREES. BOY THAT IS TO HOT FOR US. YES WE ALL ARE VERY SUNBURNED TODAY. WE HAVE HAD TWO GOOD DAYS, WE HOPE TOMORROW GOES WELL ALSO. THE YARD SALE IS ALOT OF WORK AND THE KIDS BRING MORE HOME WITH US. THEY THINK MAGDA NEEDS ALOT OF NEW TOYS THAT WE DON'T HAVE AT HOME. WE DO HAVE 3 FLOORS OF TOYS, SO WE ARE NOT SHORT ON TOYS BY ANY MEANS. BUT ALL THE KIDDOS THINK MAGDA SHOOULD HAVE ONE OF EVERYTHING. HOW CUTE IS THAT. WE THING SHE SHOULD ALSO, BUT WE WON'T WANT TO OVERWHELM HER WITH TO MUCH AT ONCE. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE WAITING TO GET MAGDA!!!! WE CAN'T WAIT TO BRING HER HOME WITH US.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
YES, WE ARE GETTING READY FOR THE BIG GARAGE OR YARD SALE.WE WILL BE HAVING IT AT OUR DAUGHTER AMBERS HOUSE. SO WE HAVE BEEN BRINGING TRUCK LOADS OF GOODS TO SELL. WE ARE PLANNING IT FOR THIS "SAT" MAY 17TH.IT IS GONNA BE UP IN THE 70'S SO THE WEATHER WILL BE NICE. WE WILL BE DOING SOME FUND RAISING NOW.SO ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. WISH US LUCK.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Yes , Adoption is like being on a roller coaster ride. We were so hoping to travel in June, but we got word today we will not travel until fall. That is so heart breaking, we would love to get Magda home asap. So we could start showing her a families love. We really feel she would have had three months home with us by then, if we would have got her in june. But as you know we have no control over any of this. So we just have to go with what is handed to us. Yes it will be hard waiting that extra time for Magda,but she will be well worth it.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
OUR ON LINE FRIEND, WHO IS AT THE CHILDRENS HOME RIGHT NOW. TOOK THESE PICTURES FOR US. MAGDA LOOKS SO HAPPY PLAYING PATTY CAKE WITH SHAWNIE. THEN SHE ALSO LOOKS PRETTY SAD IN THE OTHERS. BOY WE NEED TO BRING MAGDA HOME SOON , SHE NEEDS LOTS OF LOVE, A FAMILY TO STIMULATE HER WE HOPE WE GET THE CHANCE. SHE IS SUCH A SWEET GIRL AND LOVEABLE , THAT IS HOW SHAWNIE DESCRIBES HER. WE ARE REALLY GLAD SHE IS LOVEABLE.PLEASE SAY A PRAYER THAT WE CAN GO TO GET MAGDA IN JUNE.IT WILL COST ALOT MORE TO GO IN JUNE, FLIGHTS ARE ABOUT 3,000.00 MORE TO GO IN JUNE VERSES SEPT, SHE WILL BE WELL WORTH IT.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
We had a very busy day,we got everybody going early so we could go out of town .We needed to get our USCIS,I600A FILED,we got our digital finger prints done.They told us we should get our approval letter in couple weeks. We sure hope it goes that qiuck. We aslo went to the capitol building to get the apostills on all our paper work for our Dossier.We thought we were doing great, we got to the secretary of state office, the lady checked our papers. She told us we needed to take them back to our notary, she did them wrong. So back on the highway to Butte,MT, Good thing Helena,Mt, is only an hour away. So we went back to our notary, she fixed all the papers. Then back on the highway to Helena. iT IS 1 HOUR there, so 4 hours of riding time for the kiddos. They get bored with that really quick. Deztany and Andrew sit in the third row seat, they throw things at each other and love to tease each other. Then you have Megan and McKenzie in the middle seat, Megan likes to tease McKENZIE all the time, about any and everything. But all in all everything went good. DOSSIER IS ALL APOSTILLED,READY TO GO. WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THEM TO TELL US WHEN WE CAN SEND IT. WE NOW ARE WAITING FOR APPROVAL OF I171H . THEN THE REAL WAIT BEGINS. No new pictures yet, we will post some when we get them. We got to do some shopping today. We got all the gifts bought that we need to take with us. I have 3 suit cases packed, lots of toys, dresses and girly things for Magda. She will be so loved, we can't wait.If i pack anything else, Gary and i are going to have to buy clothes there. Well we think the paper chase is done, or we hope so . have a great day!!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Yes , we waited most of today for DHL,to deliver our home study to the social worker.That way we could get the notarized home study, get I600A filed and get our digital finger prints done. Thanks to DHL they didn't deliver in the morning like they were suppose to. So much for paying the extra fee to get it delivered quick. We will go out of town tomorrow to get it all done. We hope so . We will be getting all the papers Appostilled, and ready to send out. We are so excited to be bring magda into our family. I THINK WE WILL SEND THE DOSSIER OUT FED-EX. Maybe it will get there in a timely manner. We should get new pictures of Magda tomorrow, there is a family in her country right now.They got to take pictures of the kids today. I will share them with you when we get them. Have a great day.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here are some pictures of the little girls room. Megan & Magda will be sharing a room. Which we hope will be good for Megan, maybe she will sleep in there. We are working on getting all the paper work finished. won't take long, since it was almost done before. We really are so excited to bring Magda home. She will be a blessing to our family .The kids are so excited to get a new sister. W e keep planning things to do when Magda gets home. She will have a big family, who will show her lots and lots of love. Big hugs & kisses for her.
There is a family already home with their little guy, from where Magda is. He is doing great ajusting to his forever family. We are watching another family in Eastern Europe right now, they are visiting with their little guy right now. they will stay two weeks,then fly home with their new son. He will join a brother & sister at home waiting for him. he looks like he loves his mommy & daddy already. Must be love at first sight. We hope ,Magda will be like that, because we already love her. She is so beautiful!!!! Well here are the pictures of their room, and yes these are all log toddler beds, and toddler bunk beds. Just the right size for the girls.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
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The Campbell Family--Butte, MT
Our little Magdalena finally found her family! Gary and Jody Campbell have been married for 18 years. They have 3 adult children who are now married and have their own families. They also have 4 domestically adopted children, three of whom have special needs. They have always wanted to adopt a child with Down syndrome, and Magda is the one!
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5/2/08---HOME STUDY COMPLETE, AWAITING INS APPROVAL!
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
YES!!!! We found our newest member of our family. We will need to travel to get her. She is in Eastern Europe. We hope to be able to travel very soon. Like maybe June or Sept. We are hopeful for June. We would like to get her home soon. She is one pretty little girl, and feel she will fit right in with our family.We will only need to be gone for about 14 days total, then she will come home with us. That will only be one trip away from our other children. So that helps us, we sure have a hard time being away from all of our children, little ones and big ones. This will be like a honeymoon for Gary & I, with an added bonus. A new daughter!!!! Are little kiddos are so excited to be getting a new sister, they can't wait for us to bring her home. We really are so excited!!! We would like alot of encourageing words, if you have something negative to say , please don't say it to us. We are very happy with our decision. We can't wait to hold and hug Magda, she is precious, she needs us to work one on one with her. She will have alot of sibling help also. We found our little one on WWW.Reeces Rainbow.com We have looked at many children, over the past few months, and we feel Magda is our daughter. So we will be getting all the paper work ready so we can go get her. OK: Auntie Linda and Auntie Maddie now we will need to have a big garage sale very soon. Are you up for helping? Let us know,how about helping with the kids. How many do you want to take when we are gone on our trip? OK: here are pictures of Magda. We hope to get more soon. There is another family traveling soon to get their son. We are hopeful they will be able to get more pictures for us.