Monday, August 24, 2009

3 Days to Departure!!!

My mom and I will fly out this Thursday. I have listed our schedule in case you want to follow along daily and most importantly, pray for specific needs each day.

*Thursday- Leave Springfield airport to fly into Memphis
Fly out of Memphis into Amsterdam
*Friday- Spend the night in Amsterdam
*Saturday- Fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the morning
Reach Addis that night
*Sunday- Rest
-I get to meet my daughter for the first time!
-I will also have a lot of paperwork to do in the morning before seeing Belen
*Tuesday- GOTCHA DAY
-My baby girl is forever mine! She will go back to the guest house w/ us.
*Wednesday- U.S. Consulate Appointment
*Thursday- Visit Belen's family (still pending) or the orphanages
*Friday- Receive Belen's paperwork and Shop
*Saturday- Sight-see
Fly out Saturday night (almost 35 hrs. w/ flights and layovers)
*Sunday- Fly into Springfield airport at 8:52 p.m.!!

If you are having a difficult time calculating travel times, that is because Ethiopia is 8 hours ahead of us in Missouri.


  1. Oh this is so exciting to read your itinerary! Can't wait for Monday for you.

  2. I am soooooo excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see pics of you holding your precious baby girl! I will be praying for you! Remember...if your mom backs out...I am ready to go! ;)
    Love you!

  3. I am so,so happy for you and I cannot wait to meet little Belen