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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Last full day in Addis

Missing our boys in this pic!Daddys sweet little angel.

All smiles!

She loves her sling. She gets so relaxed and vegges immediately! Thanks, Momaw Donna!

Today was our last full day here. We took some pics around our hotel. Later we decided we wanted to go into town for one last shopping adventure. We visited the Markato which is largest open market in Africa. WOW! We couldn't believe our eyes! There were people EVERYWHERE! I must say, we were quite overwhelmed, but glad we experienced it. We've had a wonderful time here vistiting Ethiopia, but we are sooo exhausted and ready to come home. Although we know the next 30 hours will be even more exhausting, we will be able to unite with our boys, families and friends, and develop our new "normal". Looking soo forward to that. We would like to ask for special prayers for our travels in the upcoming days. We check out of our hotel by noon tomorrow. We'll head to the airport around 10 til 5. And we leave for Dubai at 7:35. We then have a 13 hour and 45 min. flight to New York. Shew...please pray! We have a five hour layover there, and leave JFK at 1:30 which should put us at CVG at 3:58 p.m. Looking forward to seeing friends and family at the airport, then head home to catch up with our boys and bond as a family of 5! Wow! Thanks in advance for your prayers. We will try to post in the morning, but if not, see you at home on the 4th!


Rebecca said...

She has to be the happiest baby I have ever seen.

Rebecca Maas

Emy said...

YEA!!! Two more days!!! Praying for an easy and safe flight home! Can't wait to see you at the airport!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the swing and you can tell Lola does too!!!

Heather said...

Love the picture of all three of you! So excited you are on your way home! But sad we can't be there! We'll be so anxious to meet Lola when we return from vacation!!! We will be thinking of you as you travel! Lots of love!
Corey, Heather, Cole, Sophie

Ashlee said...

Yay!!! Your coming home. We can't wait to see you at the airport and give baby Lola her gift we got her at Disney World!!! Love you all!!

Donna said...

We really miss you guys. We can't wait to see you 3. The boys are riding bikes, playing rock band with Derek and Darci, and wiffle ball. Lola looks so much older than 4 months. We can't believe how cute she is. You all also look very tired. We're praying for a safe trip home. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers every minute. Call when you get to New York!!!!!

JulieL said...

HOME!! Yeah you can finally say that!! We are praying for safe and calm flights home!! Then you will all be happy together!! :-)

Garland Family of 5 said...

Safe travels guys! I know you will be so ready to see your boys! Can't wait to meet little Lola!

The Gutmans' said...

Wow!!! Can't believe you will be home on Saturday, can't wait!!!! Praying for your trip home, we have asked so many of our family and church family to do the same. Had dinner with the Bailey family tonight and we all just ooh'd and awe'd over Lola Joy and what a beautiful family you have. Can't wait to see you guys on Saturday. Prayers, hugs and kisses from all of us.