Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Travel Confirmed!

We just got off the phone with our case manager and she informed us we have a US Embassy appointment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday, June 15th! PRAISE GOD!

We will be flying out of Nashville on Saturday, June 13th ... we will go to Washington DC and then fly out on Ethiopian Airlines to Rome (to refuel) and then to Addis Ababa and get there Sunday night.

Monday morning we get to meet Silas! We have our embassy appointment that afternoon and then he'll be staying with us in our hotel room until we leave. We, of course, will be at Hannah's Hope ALOT!

We will be flying back Thursday night and back in Nashville Friday afternoon.

wow, this is getting SO REAL NOW!

More later ... but Silas, we're coming SOON! REAL SOON, BUDDY, REAL SOON!

13 comments:

Brian and Autumn said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! Do you think you may have room to deliver a very small photo album to HH? I made a 2nd album for Elias' birthmother. These next couple weeks can't go by quick enough :)

"Indescribable" said...

This is so exciting - you're almost on 'the other side'! He'll be in your arms and you'll think back to these days - and this will feel surreal!
So happy for you guys!

Amber said...

Excited and a bit jealous;)

We are waiting to hear the tb tests are negative. We believe they are.

Well now you can feel that cute lil room with the most precious thing of all. Big S!

Tara said...

so glad we're on your team!! can't wait to meet you all!

Melinda said...

Oh WOW! Congrats!!! I'll pray for safe travels and a happy meeting!

Maria and Family said...

soo soo happy for you! I cant wait to see baby boy in your arms !! :) have a wonderful trip, and enjoy every moment.

nell ann said...

This part of the ride is so wild!!! Start packing YESTERDAY. : ) I'll be telling Silas that you are coming super quick. I bet he'll be happy to hear that!

Eastiopians said...

Fantastic! You get to travel with the Harper's here in Knoxville....you'll love them. Your boys are probably buddies by now. :)

asimplereverie said...

now the real countdown begins! so excited for you guys!

Kristi J said...

yeahhhhhhh....did you get your final update on Silas yesterday...So sweet and so fun to receive...Our girly is 15lbs...I was wanting some scoop on your little man..what did it say? kj

vdersu said...

Congratulations! Before you know it, you'll be holding Silas in your arms. I pray for safety as you travel and that all will go smoothly during your time in Addis. Silas is one lucky boy :-)

Vivian Dersu

Lisa said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. I loved seeing pics of your (oh-so-neat) baby's room. Can't wait to see the pics of what it looks like after your little guy has destroyed the oh-so-neat part. Babies...they change your life in SO many ways.

Tara said...

Hi Troy, we won't be on that flight, darn, but we'll see ya in Ethiopia, can't wait to meet you guys and your lil man!