Kombulcha & Bete Hisenete there, Addis

Monday, May 18, 2009

Today is the day!

Got the call today that Ebrahim's TB test was negative, so now we can FINALLY buy our tickets. We will be leaving this Saturday and flying Emirates. We will fly out of Phoenix to L.A. then on to Dubai, Arab Emirates where we will have a 12 hour layover with a free hotel room and food vouchers. We will arrive in Addis Ababa on May 25th. On the 26th we plan to have a driver take us to Kombulcha to hopefully meet Ebrahim's grandmother. It will be a days drive up, a day to visit and a day to drive back. Then on the 29th we will finally get to meet Ebrahim! We will visit him for 3 days at the orphanage, then on the 4th day he will come to stay with us at the guest house. We will leave Addis on the 4th of June, spend one night in Dubai and then return to the US on the 5th. It is finally a reality! Tonight I am washing his clothes, because now I know he will soon be ours! We are busy readying his and Chandler's room. So much to do, so little time! I am in the nesting mode and I finally know my due date!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

TB and Travel

We are hoping to have Ebrahim's TB test results on Monday. It's only been a little over 2 weeks since we passed court....but it's driving me crazy! We haven't bought our tickets yet and flights are starting to sell out. We are hoping to leave a week from this Saturday. We are going to leave a few days earlier in the hopes of traveling to meet his grandmother. Tonight I bought a few pair of pants and socks and underwear...oh and a toothbrush:)! It's getting so close and so much more real! I need to get some shirts this weekend too. I am also buying some clothes and formaula for the orphanage. Hope to have results and tickets on Monday! Wait...I haven't even finished painting his bed yet! Yikes! I have soooo much to get done!