I've said it once and I'll say it forever!!! We absolulty love our friends. No scratch that...we absolutly love our family!!! Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers. I was able to go to the Embassy this morning and got everything worked out. When we go to for our appointment they have to send a bunch of things to Washington D.C. for verification. That's why we can't get the Visa the same day. They normally get a reply later that day or early the next and are able to issue Visas the next afternoon. However due to a system glitch they didn't receive our verification in time to have the Visa printed and issued. I found out this morning that everything is in order now and I'll be able to pick up the Visa this afternoon at 3:30. Pedro will be coming to pick me up and I'll go in person just to make sure there's no more problems.
I talked with the Marriott front desk before I left and she wasn't sure that they would have space for us but she would talk to some people and see what she could do. Well after I got back from the Embassy, Beth and I took the kiddos to breakfast and then talked with the front desk to see if we would be able to stay. They told us that everything was taken care of and we will be able to stay in the same room until our flight on Sunday.
I think we may go talk to Continental this afternoon after I have Gabriel's Visa in my hot little hands and see if an earlier flight is even possible. They were able to get us out on Sunday because they said that that was the earliest they could do it. Maybe things have changed and it won't hurt to ask.
Thank you all so much for your prayers. You all had us in tears reading your comments (yeah me too...I'm man enough to admit it). This was a valient effort by Satan but he fell short yet again. Thank you for helping us weather this storm.