Tuesday, April 17, 2012


These are the wonderful words that we have been waiting to read in an email from the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. We are clear to come pick up our sweet little E!!! We are literally in shock...this all seems to have happened so fast! We left Ethiopia just over 6 weeks ago, and we get to go back and be with our daughter forever!!!

This is also bitter sweet though as the other families that we travelled with for our first trip are not yet cleared to travel. We are the only family travelling at this point. We have our fingers crossed that their clearance will come in the next week or so.

So currently we are waiting for the US Embassy to schedule an "interview" appointment for us. All this entails is going to the Embassy while in country with our child in hand and answering a few short questions. Then her visa will be issued. So in the next couple of days we should have confirmation of dates.

The soonest we will be leaving is Friday 4/28, with return 5/3 or4...already have been checking flights and we do have a couple of options!!!

Feeling really crazy and scatter brained right now!!

** It was so cute last night, Trek said, "I miss E, do you?" And we agreed that yes of course we do, and hope that we can go get her soon, so Trek could meet her!!

All for now!! Still hovering on cloud nine!


  1. oh, WOW!! So happy and excited for you guys! That is such wonderful news!!

  2. Congratulations! Thinking of you guys!

  3. so.so exciting and thrilled for your little family!!!!! was thinking how wonderful it would be to be able to be there this time....but with all that is going on here....won't be able to do that...but will be keeping you in our thoughts and waiting for news and photos!!!xoxoxo

  4. So happy for your family!!! Go get your baby girl!!

  5. How exciting!! Trek must be gettin' big if he can talk! :)