Saturday, July 2, 2011

Headed to Ethiopia...

So, we got our flights and guest house booked.  We will be leaving on Friday....just a few short days away.  Hard to believe - but, it's certainly about time!

We will be flying Lufthansa airlines and have just one layover in Frankfurt Germany on the way to Addis Ababa.  On the way home we will have layovers in both Frankfurt and Chicago. 

We will be staying at the same guest house we stayed at in November 2010.  We are glad to be staying somewhere that is familiar to us and close to the orphanage (well, at least to one of the two).

Our stay will be relatively short (just a week), so our schedule is pretty much planned out.  There are certain things we HAVE to do on certain days... so, that pretty much dictated when we will do what and which days we have a little time to shop and/or relax.

Saturday evening:  Arrive
Sunday:  Shop - rest & get settled/acclimated.
Monday:  Visit our children (@ two separate locations)
Tuesday:  Take custody of our children (individually, from different orphanages)
Wednesday:  Embassy appointment/  hang out at guest house with our kids
Thursday:  Hang out at guest house with our kids/ lay low
Friday:  Get kids visas/ leave in the evening. 

That's about it.  We will be back in the states on the 16th of July. 

Hopefully everything will go smoothly and we won't have any random issues with the process and change the above plan.  But, ya just never now...

Have a good 4th of July weekend everyone!



scooping it up said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip --good luck!!

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Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear that you're home safe and sound with your little ones. I know you will be busy but post us a photo as soon as you get time. I also need your address because I have a little gift for you. Let me know what size your little girl is in (shoes too). I can send some of Mia's hand-me-downs along as well.

Michelle Butlig said...

Yea!! Are you guys back yet? Would love to meet the kids!!

stacy said...

I think that it is time to update your family blog now that you have doubled your family size! You are a beautiful family, post some photos! Love, Aunt Stacy...(AKA "TeeTee")