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Friday, August 11, 2006

It's my daughter Nicole’s 13th birthday. We took a long wet ride to Frankfurt to try again to notarize our final 3 documents. We were successful with one. The other two (Juergens birth certificate and a translation of our German police record) they would not notarize. It seems Juergen needs a new copy of his birth certificate, and both documents need to be authenticated by the German embassy. OK! We wait some more! I am not feeling so happy! Nicole broke down today crying. A trip to the embassy in Frankfurt was not what she had in mind for her birthday. A birthday party is planned for later, when school starts in the fall. All her friends are on vacation. I guess it doesn't mater if you are 13 or 44 years old, some days are not going to turn out how you had hoped! But tomorrow is another day. We will eventually send our documents to China. Our day is coming!!!