[from my husband]
About six months ago our family decided that we wanted to take a trip over spring break. Generally I [Finley] take students on a mission trip over spring break. This year, we’ve decided to take the whole family. We will be taking our crew of five along with about 50 other people to an orphanage in Guatemala during the week of spring break. I’m sure we will share more of that here at some point.
We applied for passports today for our kids because they are required now for travel outside of the country. The photos are supposed to be very plain with little to no expression so our kids look a bit stone faced, which is pretty weird to see. Anyway, here are a few things that I learned along the way:
- Our government loves forms/paperwork. I mean LOVES it.
- If you think you know where the kids birth certificates are, you better double check. I had to order a new one for Maye.
- Kids are in school from 8am-3pm. The passport office opens at 8:30am and closes at 3pm. Brilliance from our government again.
- You can save a lot of money by making passport pictures yourselves. Most places charge $10 a piece. We spent $1.26 by making our own.
- We were told that our background wasn’t light enough and should have been white. Let’s hope they just push them on through!