I had planned to take creative pictures of our luggage, us with our boys at the airport...but my brains turned to mush about 2pm yesterday, and I spaced it. Today we will arrive in Ontario,CA, spend some time with my sweet Uncle Bob and family and stay the night at his place. Then hopefully tomorrow, we'll get to take Matt's grandma, Nano, out to breakfast in Santa Monica, before heading to LAX. We are flying on Emirates for those of you adoptive fams who are wondering. We've heard great things, and for us on the West coast, it was our least expensive option (especially since we had use of guest passes to get to LA). We'll fly thursday from LA to Dubai, spend a night in Dubai, and then off to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday morning. (That sounds weird, I know....we lose several hours and a night flying to Dubai). We'll arrive in Dubai on Friday night).
We'll spend one night in Addis, then we fly to Gondar (Where Lucy was born and spent the first 3 months of her life) on Sunday morning. We'll spend a day seeing the hospital she was born at, the orphanage where she spent a few weeks, and some cultural sights and spend the night and return to Addis to meet our beautiful girl on Monday morning.
Love to you all, thanks for your sweet comments, voicemails, and emails over the past few days. We are feeling the love (and sorry if we didn't get back to you!) and prayers. We know that we would not be here without all of you, and the Lord using you in our lives and Lucy's. Much love to you all! I will try to update from Ethiopia!