Sunday, October 28, 2007

2 Days and Counting...

It seems so hard to imagine that we'll be travelling in less than two days! Our journey will allow us a day in DC to rest prior to embarking on the long, and I'm sure, anxious, 17 hour plane ride to Addis.

I had good intentions to post during the the past week, but time just swept away from us. We had to finalize our wills -- a very daunting task to say the least, finish up last minute shopping, and finally packing. All the packing is done except for the last minute toiletry items. David is an amazing packer, so I graciously (ok, stop laughing) handed this task over to him!!!

We will try and post from Addis if we can get a good internet connection. We've been told there is "high speed" internet at the Hilton Hotel, and plan to use that if the guest house we are staying does not have an internet connection.

Yes, we are anxious, yes, we are nervous, and yes, we are excited. It's almost surreal, like it's happening but not really happening. I'm sure those that have already travelled understand completely what I mean.

I'm signing off for now, I have IPODS to finish loading!!! Can't leave home without the IPODS!!!

10 comments:

The Breedlove family said...

I am just so excited for you. I hope your connection in Addis is good enough to post a little bit...and a couple of pictures. Just think...in a few more sleeps she will be in your arms! Amy

The Quinn Girls said...

If you thought the last few weeks flew by wait till you get on that plane. Time will just fly and you will have your Pickles in no time. Enjoy, take lots of pics and please let my little Kozit know I'm on my way. Can't wait to see pics of Pickles in your arms. Safe travels.

Domestic Diva said...

Have a great trip! If you get a chance could you please give my little Mekuanent a kiss from his Mommy and Daddy? Let him know we will be there as soon as we can!

Timm and Jennifer said...

Oh My Gosh...2 days!!!! You guys must be so excited. I can't wait for that day. I look forward to your postings from Ethiopia and to see more photos of your beautiful daughter!

Mitzi said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoy every minute of this exciting adventure and take lots of pictures! We cannot wait to meet your beautiful daughter!!!
Love,
Kevin, Mitzi, Katelyn, Kaleb & Kane

Angie said...

Just wanted to say HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL trip! Pickles is so beautiful, congratulations!

Renee said...

Have a wonderful trip and if you stop by Kechene please give my littles ones hugs and kisses for me. The nursery looks awesome- I love all the baskets, what a great idea! Looking forward to reading your posts once Pickles is in your arms!
Wishing you safe travels!
Renee

P.S. If you can do anything about getting us a court date while you're there that would be great too! :)

The Kincaid's said...

I'm sure the next few days will be very trying. Remeber your JOY rest in the Lord and all of this is a gift from Him! We love you guys and we'll be praying for you all the way!

Ellie said...

OH!!! I am sooooo... exited for you!! I am as excited for you as I am for us to go! I can only imagine the feeling of being on the plane on your way to get pickles. I am not going to be able to sit still when we finally leave! We are praying for safe travel for you guys and that everything will go well!
Ellie & Mestas Family

HeidiD in CT said...

I'm thinking of you on the eve of your trip. Best wishes for an uneventful flight and an amazing first meeting! We'll be thinking of you all along the way!