Friday, December 21, 2012


It's getting so close!  Today we celebrate Christmas with family and then tomorrow morning we board a plane that will take us half way around the world to our daughter!!!

Here is our trip timeline:

Saturday (22)- leave OKC, pass through Denver and Frankfurt
Sunday (23)- arrive Addis Ababa in the late evening (9 hours ahead of OKC time)
Monday (24)- MEET MYLA!!!!, Addis
Tuesday (25)- Christmas visit with Myla!, Addis
Wednesday (26)- Court, Addis
Thursday (27)- Addis
Friday (28)- Addis
Saturday (29)- day trip outside of Addis
Sunday (30)- Lalibela
Monday (31)- Gondar
Tuesday (1)- Gondar/Bahir Dar
Wednesday (2)- Bahir Dar
Thursday (3)- Bahir Dar/Addis
Friday (4)- Addis
Saturday (5)- Addis, leave Addis late evening
Sunday (6)- arrive OKC late evening

And then we start waiting for an Embassy date!!!

We are so excited and a little overwhelmed!  This is quite the trip to put together on 5 days notice!  Luckily we had already done research, purchased our humanitarian aid and gotten all of our travel immunizations before the call on Monday!  Shew!  It's been a slight whirlwind but luckily it hasn't been a tornado. :)

Can't wait until we pass court and can share pictures of our cutie!!!!!!


*Ashley Lou* said...

I am so excited for you and SOOO jealous of your trip outside of Addis plans!! Please let me know how well you like your trip to Lalibela as The Husband is really wanting to fly up there one day on our next trip!!

mustard seed said...

SO exciting!

Kirstin C said...

Hooray!!! What an amazing Christmas!! Praying that you pass court while you are there and that Embassy goes smoothly and quickly!

hopeful_one said...

Sending much love and many thoughts your way for a marvelous and safe journey to your baby girl

Let's hear it for Christmas Eve!