Thursday, June 3, 2010

We Made it!!

Today is Nick's birthday, 12 years old! and We completed our embassy appointment and all the paperwork is DONE!!! YEA! We are ready to come home.

Yesterday we went to a restuarant outside, rather than at the hotel, called Blue Top. It was very nice with flowers and Olivia loved a chocolate Sunday for dinner, her choice. Afterwards, we had to wait a bit for our driver, so we played in the courtyard,..silly games, and i saw Olivia laugh at her funny brother for the first time. Since then she has laughed alot.

She thinks it is funny when Momma tries to speak Amharic. She can read in English very well...speak a little. We bought some Amharic children's books which she loves to read.

We are all sleep deprived, but happy. God has blessed us richly. Unless you have been here, in Ethiopia, or somewhere like it . you do not realize the blessings we take for granted every day. the way of just have shoes and a meal....amazing.

Gonna keep this one short and not profound...but we are doing good! tomorrow is a hair appointment for Olivia then homeward bound with our 22 hour flight.

Thank you everyone for prayers.....we so appreciate it!


  1. This post is my smile for the day! Awesome to hear about your day together...just awesome!

  2. So happy to hear that everything is going well and the embassy appointment was successful. Praying for continued blessings during the transition and wonderful flights back home.


  3. Ahh! I just got to the computer!! (Dad's surgery went well...but still up with them) I'm so excited for you guys! I can't wait to hug you all!!! I miss u and love you! Happy Birthday Nick!