Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flights Booked!

Our flights are booked! We have had a slight change of plans - we will be leaving out of Cincinnati on Wednesday, March 4th, at 2:20pm. The reason for this early departure is that we have been presented with the opportunity to travel up to the area where our girls are from (about a 14-hour drive from the capital of Addis Ababa). We are very excited to be able to see and document the area where our girls were born, and we are hopeful that we may get to meet their birthfather and the neighbor woman who has cared for them for the past years. Some day our girls will have a lot of questions about their beginnings, and we want to be able to provide them with as much as we can. It will be added expense and exhaustion, but we think it is too great to pass up.

So...here is a rough itinerary:
Wed., Mar. 4th - Depart Northern Ky Airport about 2:30pm
Thu., Mar. 5th - Arrive in Addis Ababa
Fri., Mar. 6th - Travel upcountry
Sat., Mar. 7th - In Kamashi
Sun., Mar. 8th - Travel back to Addis Ababa
Mon., Mar. 9th - Meet our girls and take custody
Tue., Mar. 10th - U.S. Embassy appt. for passports & visas
Wed., Mar. 11th - Hanging out in Addis Ababa
Thu., Mar. 12th - Receive passports & visas, fly out late
Fri., Mar. 13th - Arrive back in Kentucky around 4:05pm

7 comments:

The Waggoners said...

That's wonderful! Years from now they will so appreciate you doing that!

memoriesblogger said...

Yay!! So exciting!

Kimbell and Mark said...

amy I am so excited for you guys! we'll be praying!

Pam said...

Getting real now. How exciting that you are planning the extra trip. I pray you are able to meet their birthfather and the other special people in their lives. I can't wait to hear about it...as much as you can post. ;)
BTW-I'm SO with you on the laundry thing. ;)

mhoup said...

o-mi-gosh!!!

Store up some sleep before you leave, the luxury of naps will be rare for a while.

I'm so excited!!!

heather said...

Oh, every time I think about this I am SO excited for you!! And God giving such a sweet gift in providing additional travel opportunity to document the girls' history and culture and experience it for yourself is proof again of his ultimate provision and care for you and these little ones! I'll be praying for you all! Enjoy each moment!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you guys. If you need anything, either now during last minute preparations or when you get home, please let us know!!!

Dawn and Paul