guess what?

Last night, car horns honked, firecrackers went off, people screamed in the streets. Not because of our visa, but because all 33 Chilean miners were finally rescued--after 69 days! We saw several of the emotional resurfacings on CNN, while waiting for our interview in an eerily quiet embassy.

In other news, the embassy did approve Serkan's visa! (...after charging us twice what they said they would, good ole money like water. friends, this is not a cheap process!) He left his passport and DHL will deliver it to us in the next 2-3 weeks.

{photo by david avigdor madmoun}
Today Comer, Rezar, Amar (Eat, Pray, Love) is finally out, so we're heading to have ourselves a little popcorn matinee now. I can't remember when I last went to a matinee, maybe a decade ago! When was your last matinee movie?

35 comments:

Stacey said...

I have been celebrating the miners' freedom too! I even thought of you because i know you're also in Chile. Congrats on the visa!! Also, enjoy the movie. XX

E. Charlotte said...

That's fantastic about the visa! :D I hope you enjoy the movie and have a wonderful day. :)

Krystal said...

CONGRATS!!! YEAH!!

Hollie said...

great news, all around! :]

Jude said...

Such a beautiful thing to celebrate with *both* the miners and the visa! Congratulations!! You deserve a fun matinee :)

georgia~gigi said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!
How wonderful all your news!
Have a wonderful time at the movie :0
Big Smoochies
gi gi

Dani G said...

All around the world people watched, cheered, and teared up a bit when each miner came up and hugged his loved ones. It's so beautiful when people of all different places and experiences can feel the same thing.

I thought of you yesterday, being there while everyone in that country held their breath and then collectively sighed with relief and gratitude.

Thrilled that your visas are clear and you have something to cross off your list!

Café Bellini said...

Woohooo congrats on the visa, that's great news! And yes, I'm so happy for the miners and their families. I don't know if I could have done it... with no proper toilets or showers, no skincare, no lip balm, ugh!!! :-)

LatteLisa said...

Congratulations! 34 good news from Chile in 2 days ;-)

Indie.Tea said...

Its so amazing, isn't it? How lovely that they had a public celebration!

Claire Kiefer said...

Matinee? Forever ago. And thank God for the visa! And thank God the miners were all found . . . though I have to admit that I'm pretty amused about that one getting busted for infidelity cause he requested that his wife AND his mistress be there--HA!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a great news about the visa! So happy for you both..Have fun today:)
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: I hope you had a chance to enter my Giveaway:)

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Everytime I read or see takes on the rescue I start crying. What an incredible story. I would love to hear the stories these men kept themselves entertained by during all these hours and days...

Panda said...

HAppy day, my fiance has been updating me about the miners. i am so happy they are out.
Hope you enjoy the movie. i havent seen it yet.

DolceDreams said...

Congratulations!It was a good day in Chile for everyone...
Nathalie

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

watching parts of the rescue of the miners yesterday morning was a large part why i felt so hopeful and happy. how can you watch that and not smile (and yes, i'll admit it, choke back tears)?

congratulations on the visa! :D huzzah!

Debby said...

I love matinees they are not as busy! xo

Kerry said...

Congratulations on the visa. The miners story is just phenomenal isn't it? I saw Eat Pray Love the other night and while it doesn't hold a candle to the book, oh that scenery!
You'll be pleased to know that I'll be doing the cuppie post today Heather...sorry I've taken so long!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

It's so crazy that they were in there for 69 days. I'd go crazy for sure!

Hope you enjoy the movie! I have yet to see it.

Faiza said...

oh happy day! congrats on getting the visa.

everyone here in toronto was glued to the television watching as each miner came home! such a unifying event! to think we were watching the same channel at the same time!

hope the "three" of you are doing well.

MarchMusings said...

The whole process of freeing the miners felt like a miracle. So glad they are all safe.
Loved sneaking out of college for a matinee show!

Nicole said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray! One hooray for the miners' freedom... another hooray for Serkan's visa! ...and the last hooray for matinees!

Marcie said...

That is awesome!! I was so happy when the last man came up. What a great event!

xo M

Gracie said...

It is fantastic news that the miner's are out!

I haven't been to a movie in soo long! Oh how I would love to do that again soon.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So happy that everything worked out with the visa! Yay!

this free bird said...

YAY about the miners!! AND THAT VISA!!! WOOOHOOOOO!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats! Good news all around!

Ahh yes the US Consultate is funny here too and the ONLY place where we can get US passport size photos!

and flowers pick themselves said...

i can't remember! i love matinées, though. i'm definitely going to fit one in soon.

xo Alison

Scientific Housewife said...

Great news and I hope you enjoy the movie!

Sarah said...

I can't believe it was 69 days, good news!

Wearing It On My Sleeves

Café Bellini said...

My friend and I keep on talking about it but we still haven't seen the film! I hardly ever go to the cinema anymore... it's just not worth hiring a babysitter for! So we said we'd go during the day when our kids are in kindergarten :-)

Nikki said...

We watched a lot of the live feed at work. What an emotional day and am so glad it was a happy ending. A miracle for sure!

I still haven't seen Eat, Pray, Love! Hope it was good!

Bridget said...

i saw nine with my husband in the middle of the day- loved it!

JMay said...

Yayy! I totally teared up when I saw the Miners reunited with their families. So GREAT!

Signe said...

Yay! For the miners AND for the Visa, so happy for you :)

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