Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Official Travel Plans

We have finalized our travel itinerary. We still leave on Friday, March 26, like I thought. However, we will arrive in Ethiopia on Saturday, March 27, instead of Sunday. I am not sure if we will get to take placement of Sophia on Sunday or if they will have us wait until Monday. I guess it will be a surprise. If we don’t get to take placement until Monday, we will spend Sunday doing touristy things (or resting!). We leave Ethiopia on Tuesday, April 6 and arrive in OKC on Wednesday, April 7. It will be a long trip. We thought we would be gone for 10 days, but we will be gone 13. I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like. I can’t wait!

We booked our guest house today and we will be staying at the Bejoe House. We are really excited, as this is where we hoped to stay. I figured it would be booked, but I am wondering if very many families are traveling that week. I just know that Robyn and her husband are traveling….anyone else?

We received an update on Sophia Mekdes today. We hadn’t received any measurements since mid-January, but we got her latest today! She is growing. I am so glad to have these, so I can finally know what size clothes and diapers to get her. The picture they sent us was taken on March 10, which is the day we passed court. I love that we have a picture taken on the day she legally became our daughter. Here is the picture they sent us:


Some of the pictures look like they woke her up from a nap and snapped the picture really quick. She has a little bit of a “deer in the headlights” look. I can’t wait to swoop her up and kiss those cheeks and hold her little hands.

We leave in 10 Days!!!!!!

9 comments:

Leanne said...

Thanks for your kind words!!!! Sophia is a cutie, and kiss Zadie and tell her mommy and daddy are on their way!!!

We got an update as well today ( our first since mid-January). The girls are growing!!!!

Have a wonderful trip!!!

Lisa said...

We have a lot of those deer in the headlights looks too :) Still precious though! Good thing you got a measurement update before you leave!

Eryn said...

Ah, love the good updates! We got a height and weight update too. So nice to see the kiddos growing and healthy!

So excited for you and your final travel plans! I can't believe you're traveling so soon! I'm so glad they got you into the soonest group!

Robyn said...

I don't think our travel group is very full. I'm assuming the Knights are in our group as well? They are the only other ones I know of.

Most all of Deacon's update pics have the exact same expression--bless their hearts!

KillerB said...

She has the biggest eyes! Oh, you two are going to be holding your daughter soon after years of waiting for her and praying for her-- I CAN'T WAIT! I'm so excited for you. You are going to be great parents.

KillerB said...

She has the biggest eyes! Oh, you two are going to be holding your daughter soon after years of waiting for her and praying for her-- I CAN'T WAIT! I'm so excited for you. You are going to be great parents.

Sam said...

can you email me? I was wondering if you could pick up some things for me in ethiopia..... (i got home in august)

samsamh79@gmail.com

The Busters said...

So exciting that you have all your travel plans worked out!! And so glad she is growing and doing well! YAY!!!! She is such a cutie!

teamwestblog said...

Congrats on your official travel plans! So exciting!!! We just got our referral for a baby boy on March 17th. :) I'm not sure if any other families have already asked you this or not, but I was wondering if you have room in your suitcase for a small care package for our little guy? Do you think you could email me and let me know? Thanks! (shannon@zipstardesign.com)