We went to the local passport office this am and did all the fingerprints and paperwork and photos (and of course paid) and will pick them up in the morning.
Two more steps, we are waiting for a letter from ICBF, the federal authority for kids that has been on strike. This is the big last hurdle, once we have that I get my appointment at the US embassy for visas and we can come home. So we are waiting.
I have started collecting old license plates from other countries and with the help of our driver Andres today we found a place and I bought a few. Great fun, Ryan reminded me last week when he was down. They had some really old ones!