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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Oh my! Oh my!!!!!
We just heard from one of the case managers today and she told us we are one of the confirmed travelers for the Jan. 11 embassy date. We were told it was possible but highly unlikely so we were planning on leaving the 22nd. So we were really surprised to get this news and EXTREMELY EXCITED!!!
But.......we are still waiting for our FDL-which we can't even buy our plane tickets until we have that. SIGH!!
But.....we did get an update on our little Addis. It is amazing how much she has grown since coming to HH. She is now up to 24lbs!! And her health is much better-she passed her TB tests, which is a huge answer to prayer.
We can't believe in a little less than 3 weeks we can actually be in Ethiopia holding our little angel.
Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!!


  1. GREAT NEWS!!!! Our embassy date is January 14th so we will be in country at the same time. Maybe we can meet up for dinner or something. I am so excited to be leaving as well. Now if only I could start/finish my packing. YEAH for you!!!!

  2. I wonder if I met your Addis when we were there last week. My husband and I spent some time in the toddler/preschool room playing one afternoon. :)

  3. This is so thrilling, congrats. I can't wait til we are in this leg of the process.

    I know another girl who will be there at the same time, Shannon from Maine, going to pick up her son. Maybe you'll meet on a flight!

  4. So excited for you guys. We are praying all goes smoothly and that your FDL arrives soon. Keep us posted. CONGRATS!!!!

  5. I just popped over on your blog from Abby's blog and saw your great news. What a wonderful Christmas present.

    Praying for safe travels for you and your new addition.

    Mom to Noah (deceased at 9 mos),
    Elijah (domestic adoption),
    Elliana (Guatamalan adoption)

  6. That is so exciting!! Can't wait to see pictures of your trip and of Addis when you get home!! So happy for your family!!