Sunday, January 2, 2011

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

On February 23rd, we'll be leavin' on a Jet Plane! We have our tickets booked and purchased and even got all of the receipts from the travel agent in the mail on Friday. It looks so official now.  And we're taking the older three with us too.  In a way, it will seem like a small group of us since the older three are the easiest travelers and instead of our normal 5 kids, we'll only have 3 of them with us.  Grandma and Grandpa will have the job of watching the 2 youngest. 

We used a travel agency called ReachOne that our Agency recommended.  It wasn't until we received our ticket receipts on Friday that we found out that the ReachOne is actually short for ReachOne for Christ.  Very cool.

We'll fly from Omaha to Minneapolis to Washington DC on the 23rd.  Then we'll stay overnight in DC.  The next morning we'll fly from DC to Addis on a straight shot - it's a 12 hour flight!  We'll leave DC at 11:30 am and arrive 12 hours later in Addis.  But instead of 11:30 pm, it will be 7:30 am the next morning.  That should make the next day quite interesting.  I'm picturing us getting off the plane at 7:30 am in the morning in Addis and thinking, "Why is everyone so wide's the middle of the night......go to bed!!!!"  I'm guessing I will come close to overdosing on Ethiopian coffee on that day.

We expect to be able to see Peaches on that Friday that we land.  It's possible that it won't work out until the next day - we won't know for sure until we get there.  It's exciting to think that we're one step closer to seeing our little girl.  Holding her and telling her - "owa da shallo."


  1. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!
    God has already blessed me with great and crazy relatives and now i get one more!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Can't wait to see a picture of an extra one-way ticket home!

  3. how very exciting for you all!!! tickets to your peaches are priceless.

  4. We are so thrilled for you... and for Peaches! It's amazing to think how blessed you feel as adoptive parents when you have sacrificed so much to get to this point, but it's a very real feeling of blessing. It's a demonstration of how God thinks so differently than man... giving of ourselves is a blessing, not a sacrifice! Thanks for loving on Peaches. We already love her too!

    The Beavers