WE'RE BOOKED!!!!!!!! I can't believe this is actually happening!!!!!! On Monday afternoon we received an email from our agency saying we need to be at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 26th!! Wahoo!! We just finalized our travel plans and booked our tickets just an hour ago! We are incredibly thankful for our dear friends Art & Carol who have taken care of our plane tickets. What an amazing gift! What a HUGE blessing! Wow!!!!!

We are leaving the Indianapolis Airport at 8am on August 19th and will arrive in Ethiopia on August 20th at 8:45pm. We will meet our baby boy face to face, smother him with love and kisses, and visit his beautiful country for 10 days! We will be returning to Indianapolis on Sunday, August 29th at 2:51pm. woo-hoo!!!

August 26th couldn't have been a sweeter day for Mekonen! His cousin Manny's adoption day is also August 26th! Wow! That couldn't have been planned any better! That will be such a special little bond for the so far, only two boy cousins on the Castro side. So incredibly sweet. Manny cannot wait for Mekonen to come home and can't wait to teach him to play baseball!


Bibi said...

See you there Racheal!! I will be staying at the same guest house and arrive on Sunday night! How exciting!! Can't wait to meet you guys!


Donovan and Julie said...

If I had a fog horn, I'd blow it for you! If I had an obnoxious cow bell, I'd ring it for you! WOOOO HOOOO!

Did you make reservations at Ritmo? We'll be at Yilma from the 23rd-30th and then Ritmo for the last two nights of our trip.

I am so excited to finally meet you guys (even if we have to do it on the other side of the world)! This just has me all a-flutter for us! :)

Flinn said...

ahhhhh that is amazing! i am sooooo stinking excited for you!!!! yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!

Brian and Autumn said...

Awesome! So excited to hear the tickets are booked!!

Joanna said...

Steve and I are thrilled..so thrilled..but I am sure you already knew that!

Praise God!!!!!

Love, JO

Shonah said...

Yeah!! You are sooo close, and I am sooo excited for you. Praying for safe travels for all of the traveling families.