This afternoon Reynel picked me up at around 2:00 and we went to the US Embassy. By 4:30 I was back at the apartment visa in hand - not too bad. It all went pretty smoothly. Some of your prayers must of also helped Helena she was having a small crisis with another family and their visa application. We met the other adoptive mother at the Embassy...and long story short their visa will be ready tomorrow. So with all the papers in our possession...we are a go for Friday morning. Reynel will pick us up at 5:30 am and take us to the airport. There are a number of steps and different paperwork for each level of security and immigration- I hope I can keep them all straight. All the "officialness" of everything makes me a tad nervous. (as does flying with Sebastian for the first time) So keep us in your prayers.