Monday, September 6, 2010

A change in plans!

There have been a little bit of a change in plans for us involving our stay in Ethiopia!  We are so excited to say that we have decided to stay in Ethiopia until our Embassy date, which is typically 3-6 weeks after the court date!   YAY!  After saying this, if our embassy date is going to be 5-6 weeks after court we will have to come home for work but we are planning on staying the whole time and praying that our embassy date is sooner rather than later!

Although we are very excited about this, it is also extremely stressful!  This is something we have just decided in the past week and it changes our whole thinking on our trip.  What and how much do we pack? I mean, diapers alone could take up a whole suitcase! How are we going to make housing arrangements?  What activities will we do while we are there?  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

However, I did have a sign today.


Don't you see it?!?!  It's Africa in the tomato!  Brian thinks I am crazy!:)
But don't you think it is a sign!:)

 32 days until Ethiopia!!!!!

13 comments:

-Wildflowers, 4cats and HomeTarts- said...

it is the shape of africa... surrounded by the color
red = love!

looking forward to your updates while in country. wow! you will get alot of photos during that timeframe :)

Lindsey said...

I don't think you're crazy, I think you are AWESOME! I am so excited for you guys! You wouldn't mind taking a little package for me would you? I really hope I get to see you before you leave town!

Christine said...

I am staying too! Let's talk! I'm pretty sure we are staying in the Ethiopia House....here's my email
cmathews AT mail DOT com.

AND ps...I DO SEE AFRICA IN YOUR TOMATO!!! WHOO-HOO!

The Busters said...

YES! That is definitely a sign!! :) I'm so excited your plan is to stay. If I could do our trip differently then I definitely would have stayed. PLEASE feel free to email me anytime if you have questions about guest houses or whatever. So happy for you!!

Niemitz said...

That is SOOOOO Africa in that tomato!!!!!!!!
So excited that you guys have decided to stay:) I wish we could stay but our schedules just won't allow it:( I am praying for a quick Embassy date though, so hopefully our turn around will be nice and short! Hoping to meet you guys in about a month!

Brenda

Shannon Plumb said...

Lindsey, I would love to take over a package for you!

Becky said...

Ok, I can totally see Africa, but if you hadn't pointed it out, I would have never noticed it...so just the fact that you noticed should say something...right?? It's totally a sign.

The Mrs. said...

Very exciting!! I don't think staying is in the works for us either but I'm so glad you guys will be able to! I'm hoping for quick embassy dates:) See you in a month!
-Renae

Laura said...

The B and B is going to be soo much fun..so happy you are staying!

Kelly said...

I love love love you guys!! I'm SO excited for you!! Love the tomato too!! Ha!!

Graham and Emily Murray said...

Oooo, ooo, ooo!!! I'm soo excited for you... and for me! Secretly I'm pumped you guys are going first, and I can see what it looks like to stay for the whole time :) Can't wait for you to meet your babe, thanks for being a super-encouraging blogger, praying for you guys!!!

Jess F said...

This is Jess (better half of the "no blog F family) - I'm staying too! Christine and I will both be at the Ethiopia House...if you ever want to chat or plan, my email is jessfriedrich at hotmail DOT com

PS - my husband and I are Okies too!

Zach said...

I love the Africa in your tomato, but how the heck did you happen to notice that!?!