Thursday, October 13, 2011

Swim Results

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and supported Patrick for his Big open water swim!  He did great.

The weekend started out with a fun camp out with friends near the swim site.  We even got to visit with family living in the area who came to cheer Patrick on.  The kids played in the dirt, ate s'mores and enjoyed sleeping in tents.

our tent

part of our camp site

It's so nice to sit around a warm fire on a cool night, talking with good friends and eating yummy sweets.

We all got up early to start packing up the camp site and the guys headed down to the water.  Patrick got off to a good start but had some trouble with his goggles around mile 5.  Thankfully Dave was able to fix them enough for Patrick to finish the event.  This hick-up threw him off a bit on his time and focus.

He came in 17th out of 40 swimmers!  Total time was 4 hrs 23 min.  Wow.  We were all so proud of him!  It was a beautiful Fall day, although he said the water was pretty cold.

Patrick nearing the finish with his pilot, Dave

Everyone watching for our guys

Good friends- minus one child who wandered out of the picture

With that behind us we move forward on this adventure waiting for our 4th munchkin.  As of today we are checking the mail daily for an appointment in Birmingham to get our biometrics fingerprints done.  With this finished we wait for Immigration to approve us to adopt a foreign child.

After that is done, we can finally put our Dossier in the mail for all the certifications and authentications required.  Whew!  So much paperwork.

Below is a video of the event: