Monday, April 2, 2012


We applied for Ian's passport this week. It was a bit of a drawn out process as you first have to have the hospital birth certificate, then the official Guam birth certificate, apply for a social security card, and then finally apply for a passport. [Insert appropriate amount of island lag time in between.]

Want to see his mug shot?

{ I laugh every time I look at this shot! I wonder if he will hate it when he's older? }

Here on Guam, you don't go to the Post Office to apply for a passport. You go to the Department of Revenue and Taxation, which is a big warehouse of a cinder block building that houses all the government agencies that deal with money, tags, licenses, passports and who knows what else.

Oh Guam with your old school posterboard signs, you make me laugh... See them up there on the left wall? :)

The lighting is not the best. An eerie grayish green glow is cast on everything. Kind of scary, isn't it? Reminds me of those stupid zombie shows.

We should get little Coconut's passport in a month or so, just in time for our trip to the mainland in May (woohoooo!).

If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?

Bali is sounding really good to me right now.


Sam said...

Anywhere I can FINALLY see the ocean! What a sweetie Ian is!

Jacque Dixon said...

We got Samuel's passport when he was just a few weeks old. I look at it now, 2yrs later, and I can't believe how much he has changed. He still had that newborn look then too.
No wonder you have to get a new one every 5 yrs for children!
They have all changed so much. Eric was 12 when we got his, and he looks like he was about 8, compared to what he looks like now.

Ian is a cutie. Love the cheeks! I'm sure he will hate it. But what a cutie! lol

Blessings Marsha!

Tracy said...

Adorable photo. I would go to Israel in a England to see my family (my parents are there now) or to Thailand to get my nephews home!

Anonymous said...

Cute picture! He'll hate it. :-)

If I could go anywhere, I'd go to South Africa with Tim, since that's where he spent the majority of his growing-up days.

Hugs to you!

Kathi said...

I thought that you used a filter on those at first. The green light is so funny! They really do not want to make it a pleasant place to linger, do they?

I am glad you get to come back to the mainland soon--it misses you.

PS. I would love a trip to South Africa.

Debbie said...

I'd go t GUAM so I could kiss those chubby cheeks! And snorkel with Austin and Noah :) love you!

Debbie said...

I'd go t GUAM so I could kiss those chubby cheeks! And snorkel with Austin and Noah :) love you!

Christine said...

Guam definitely would be on my list so I could finally snuggle with my sweet cheeks. :) I love his passport photo.....definitely wouldn't get mistaken for someone else. :) Love you!

Beth said...

That brings back memories of getting Addi's passport after he was born. We just about couldn't get a pic of him with his eyes open and facing the front. Ian's looks pretty good!

Marcia said...

Now THAT's A MUGSHOT! It could be on the POSTER for passports! Everyone should look that good! What a cutie and yes, Mom, he will hate it when he's older.

Brittany said...

I came across your photo of the fisher price rockin sleeper for my second son when I scrolled down and saw the photo of Tax and Revenue place and said to myself "wow that looks really familiar". Kept reading more and saw you are in Guam.
We just pcs'd from Guam to Virginia in April. We were on island from 2009 and had our first born son there:) Small world.