Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
pics. But today was wonderful. Cliff Notes: We had a nice
breakfast, then headed to the Gladney house. Amanda and Jason already
had their special time meeting their son and so it was our turn.
Everyone left the room and Emily and I waited until they brought
Nevaeh into the room. Fantastic. She had little reaction during the
first 2 min, then the staff left the room to the three of us, and
Nevaeh quickly fell fast asleep. She slept for the next 30 min on my
arm and we had a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Afterwards we
headed to lunch at the Top View and then headed to the Embassy to get
all the other paperwork done, all three families were done in 25 min
(supposedly a record) and we headed to the Trinity Orthodox Church.
Took a ton of pictures today but will have to share them later when
internet improves or when we get home. In for a rest at the hotel
now, out to Ethiopian dinner tonight. Excellent day.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Gladney Staff have been wonderful even in our first 3 hours. They had 4 cars to pick us and the Frey's up, and our driver picked us up some bottled water on the way to the hotel.
Lots of guys at the hotel grounds with machine guns. There is a huge African conference going on this week an the Hilton is a popular place, so security is tight. I guess Emily and I fit in well as we were checking in with all of our bags. "And here comes the foreign dignitaries from Texas"
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Frey's checked in right after us and will be our traveling buddies for the next 24 hours.
- the lydicks
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
and three 49 pounders. Two of the duffles are slightly over 62" but
hopefully we will get an agent with a big heart.
Still haven't packed us yet. Guess we'll start tomorrow.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The ones laying down are 49lbs and we need to put 20lbs more books in
Still haven't packed our clothes yet.
For those planning to take United Airlines to Ethiopian Air to Addis
the restrictions are as follows:
2 checked in luggage for free (62 linear inches & 50lb limit)
Additional bags are $160-180 (I have called 4 times and gotten a
different answer every time)
You can upgrade any bag to 70lbs for $50.
The limit on extra bags is 4, so 6 checked bags total per person.
I haven't found anyway to get United to give a discount for
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Did you really just wake me up to take a PICTURE!!!
Ok, photo shoot over, can I go back to sleep now?
Thanks to the Runnions for sending us new footage of our little one. They just returned after picking up their daughter. Here is what they said: "She was just waking up when we saw her...hence her not so happy face in one of the photos. The caregivers LOVE her!! She is the Princess of her room! "
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thank you for all your prayers.
We are currently missing connecting flights and traveling in rainy California (the sunshine state?!). Always an adventure with the lydick clan....
Our hearts and prayers go out to those that got delayed today in court, we know this must be extremely tough.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Which means we could travel as soon as late Jan - early Feb!!!!
Court processes can get delayed and moved so we are trying to keep a flexible mindset, but WHOA!!!!
so many things to do, so little time.....