Our 10 day trip in 10 pictures

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We began our trip with a stop in London.  
We took advantage of the layover, and stayed the night.  
A little babymoon...  


Hey hon, take my picture while I take a picture of the Abbey, 'k?...


The next evening, we boarded a plane to Addis, 
arriving early in the morning.  Not too long after breakfast, 
we took a short walk down a rocky street...



to Layla House, 
where some little people were waiting for us...




they loved getting their pictures taken...


and playing with the cameras...



When we weren't hanging out at Layla, we saw a little of Addis.
Like the silk factory.



This is what a restaurant table looks like in Addis.
Not very big.  This is a meal for about 10 of us.
Not complaining...I just wanted to make sure there was enough Shiro for me.  


While we ate, beautiful people danced...


On our final day, we grabbed a group photo before we all went home in different directions.  
It is amazing how adoption can bring such different but amazing people together.  
I loved this about our trip most of all.  
It is what leaves me wondering when we will back.



Thanks for praying us through the trip-it was an amazing experience.
And thank you all for your sweet comments.  I've so appreciated you all throughout our process of bringing home Baby Girl.

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11 Creative People Had This To Say:

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Such a fabulous trip and the children so precious. Thanks for the pictures.

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

That is beautiful. Congrats on ur baby girl.

Joanna said...

Ugh, the picture of all the little ones at the window gets me. Exactly 6 weeks until we leave to meet our little girl. :)

Mrs. Bianca said...

Thank you for sharing. Looks like it was a wonderful trip. Now I'm in the need for some injera!

Andrea said...

Looks like an amazing trip. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Angi said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the pictures, what an adventure the Lord has sent you on!

OneThankfulMom said...

So delightful to see your pictures of Ethiopia. Honeybee wants you to know that she thinks your baby is "super cute" and she wants to hold her. I think she was one of the best "baby-holders" at her orphanage.

Lisa

Rachel said...

I love that group photo. It would be cool to see all the directions these children's lives take over the years, thanks again for sharing your adventure :)

care said...

LOVE the pictures -- can't wait to hear (and see?) more!

Damaris said...

I've been catching up on all your blog posts. I have so much to say. I wish I could come over to your house and have a real conversation with you. I'd bring some o my favorite dresses that no longer fit my Baby Maria. I'd also bring you a meal.

One day.

For now I wanted to congratulate you and your husband for the new beautiful addition to your family. She seems perfect. I hope all is going well and continue to go well, happily ever after style.

xoxo

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. I guess those are other adoptive families? What a wonderful thing. Looking forward to seeing more of your little girl. Jackie