August 7, 2009

We leave in 8 days

Yes we just got word our embassy appointment is Aug 20th......We leave the 15th, we are so crazy excited, I can hardly work. In just 2 weeks my baby girl will be in our arms.......


Baby Finley here we come..........

Any travel advice I would love.......

14 comments:

elisa said...

ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! can't believe it's already here! congrats

Nate and Stefany Head said...

YAY!!!!!! feel free to email if you have any specific travel questions, ok? i would love to answer whatever i can for you. we stayed at the HOH, so i don't know if that will be helpful to you or not. here's my email:

stfwrt99@hotmail.com

SO PUMPED FOR YOU!!!!!

Kris & Staci said...

Hey guys, Congrats on the referral, successful court date and now your travel date! We're very excited for you and can't wait to see your travel pics/vids and hear your stories! Hopefully that will be us in a few months.

jamullins said...

Yay!!! So excited for you!! If you have any travel or packing questions send me an email.
Wow!!!

Julie

Kelly said...

I can't offer you any advice, but just congrats! Leaving on the 15th - that's so soon! Very exciting.

Brooke said...

So, so, so happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to meet baby Finley! (Love the name, so cute!)

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

WOW!!! That was quick!!!!! I am sooooooo happy for you guys!!!! Start packing!!! We are still hoping to pass court on Monday....stay tuned!

Missy said...

YES!!!!! So happy for you!!!! Can not wait to see more and more pics of your gorgeous girl!!!!!

missy said...

what wonderful news!! she will be in your arms before you know it. i've been a little out of the loop since we were traveling, so i'm just now seeing her BEAUTIFUL picture and hearing her darling name! congrats to you both! we were with a different agency, so i don't know if my tips will be that helpful, but here's a bit:
-i brought crocs and that was a mistake. something like chaco's or keens (along with tennies) would be a better choice.
-i took a pro-biotic while there (culturelle over the counter) and had no problems at all while we were there. i only wish i would have kept taking it since i've had some since we've been home
-shiro rocks! eat as much of it as possible. you can also buy the spice to make it super cheap over there. i wish i would have done that
-tylenol pm didn't work for any of us in our traveling group
-friends took deflated soccer balls and a hand pump and handed them out to kids on the street. HUGE hit! they also brought cliff bars to give people in need. we really liked ordering more at a restaurant and giving away our leftovers.
-get ready for the trip of a lifetime!!!!!!!!

Becky and Naing said...

Oh Erin I'm so excited. what a whirlwind. There is a list on the yahoo groups blog on things people recommend bringing.
Enjoy your trip!

Christie said...

Ok, travel advice is in my blog, under June '08 and I think July '08 too...several posts about our time in Africa with pics, etc.

Get ready Mama - it's about to get crazy!!!

So happy for you!

Alida and Geno said...

Sorry, no travel advice here ... our time hasn't come yet. However, I wanted to wish you guys safe travels and a safe return back home with precious little Finley.

TheByrds said...

Just stumbled on your blog. We got back July 3rd from picking up our little girl. We live in Portland as well. Here is our blog, check out some of the posts from the last month as we went day by day through our journey.

http://bringhomebabybyrd.blogspot.com/

Will be greating having more little Ethiopian Girls in town.

M^3

Justine said...

Yeahhh!! After all this waiting, you will be sprinting to get ready in time! Have a wonderful and safe trip. Can't wait to see the photos of Finley in your arms.