Saturday, June 6, 2009

We've arrived

Greetings from Addis Ababa. This is going to be quick as we're leaving for Awassa this morning. We arrived in Addis yesterday and had lots of time to relax and unpack. Birtukan and Nesibu are the BEST hosts and we love the Morning Coffee Guesthouse. We had a little snack of Shiro Wet and beets with amazing injera, then we had an informal coffee ceremony. And yes, I had three cups of the best coffee that has ever crossed my lips. Starbucks be gone! Then...Birtukan took us across the street to the Yezelalem Minch office where we met all the staff and learned more about our sponsored son. After that, she took us way across town to meet the most beautiful baby boy. There are no words to describe him, so I'll leave you with that until we can post some photos. We met all the babies as well, many of whom will soon be going home to America too. They are all adorable. We only got to visit for a few minutes, take a tour of the house which is just pristine, then leave for the guesthouse as it was getting late.

We had dinner and went to bed and slept wonderfully under the haze of Lunesta. We're starting to feel normal again.

Okay, gotta run. Spence is jiggling his pockets for me to get up. We'll leave for Awassa this morning and come back tomorrow afternoon. Shadley and family should arrive while we're gone.

Oh yeah, we miss Caroline to the point of tears. Please give her hugs and kisses for us. Love to everyone!

9 comments:

Judy said...

Wonderful to hear from you and that you arrived safely. Take it all in and enjoy every moment. Can't wait to meet our new little boy. And know that C is in good and loving hands while you are away.
We love you
Nana

Matt and Andrea said...

How amazing!!! Thank you for keeping everyone updated. Praying for you!

Lori said...

I can't believe you are actually there. I can't wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I know it must have been so hard to leave him there, but soon you will be home with him... Glad to hear you guys are acclimating and getting some sleep. Enjoy your trip and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, thanks for the updates, I'm checking as often as I can! Blessings & Safe T
ravels,
Tara

Norma said...

Thank you for the wonderful news. We are right there with you, imagining everything, especially our baby boy, through your descriptions. Caroline is great-- happy, talkative, entertaining. We met Nana today for the passing of the baton. Rest easy; all is well at home. Enjoy every single minute. Love to the three of you.

Julia said...

Eeek, can't wait to hear more and see pictures. Be safe and well!

Holly said...

Yay, so glad to hear you made it safely!!! I'll be waiting to hear how your trip to Awassa went and also to hear more about your boy. :)

aunt al said...

So excited about all of this! Had a wonderful night with Little C at Mom & Dad's. I'm teaching her a new poem to recite. All's well, too, in the valley. Miss y'all!

Evelyn said...

Wow, a post from Addis :) I look forward to hearing more of your trip and seeing the pictures of your baby boy! Hope all goes very smoothly!