Sunday, August 1, 2010

We're in Ethiopia!

We arrived safe and sound in Addis Ababa and were met by a Gladney staff woman named Genet and our driver Solomon (he is from Tigray--the same region as our boys)! They took us to the guest house to drop off our stuff, and then Solomon took Brian and me on a drive up Entonto mountain and we saw views of the city, breathed in eucalyptus scented air, saw the oldest Orthodox church in ET, and toured a museum at the church. The pizza for a late lunch, and now we're back at the guest house. Brian is napping and I'm taking advantage of the computer at our guest house that has an internet connection. YEA!!!

We get to meet the boys first thing tomorrow morning at 9:30. We'll spend an hour with them, and then Solomon will drive us outside the city to see a bit of the countryside around the city, and we may visit the national museum. So far, so fun!

8 comments:

Graham and Emily Murray said...

AAaaahh, how fun!! Praying for you guys :)

The Busters said...

YAY!! So glad you are able to get on blogger!! Thinking of you and can't wait for you to meet the boys!!!! XOXOXOXOXO Love you!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! It's almost like we are on your trip with you!! So happy you are safe and sound in Addis! Enjoy it really does go by fast!!

Blessings,
S.B.

Anonymous said...

You four have been on my heart and I am praying for you. Thank the Lord for safety in travel! I will continue to pray for the first visit, the court date, the particulars, and the safe trip home.

I love you all very much!!

Carol in Dallas

kcinnova said...

I am so excited for you to meet your boys, and for your boys to meet their parents!! :)

Jim and Laura said...

Have fun and be safe. Praying for your family. Jim and Laura

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

Yay! You have Solomon as your driver--and friend for life I might add. Please please please give him love from Kat, Stacy & the twins... tell him Gebremeskel and Weletemichael are RUNNING everywhere and talking up a storm. Tell him we miss him and every night pray that God Blesses "uncle solomon." Good luck meeting your boys...it's an amazing moment. -Kat

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! You've been constantly on our minds and hearts . . .
Love & Hugs, Dan & Julia