June 2, 2008

God Bless Buna!

I love that we're about to land in a country with some of the worlds best buna (coffee)! Here's us on our last morning before arriving in Addis Ababa - doing the buna dance! (And a few other pics) 6 hours and we'll be there...


25 comments:

Brooke said...

What amazing pictures! I'm thinking I may want to take the Dubai route when we go. It looks amazing.

I'm so excited for you guys! I have the chills!!! Ahhh, currently freaking out. Soon you will have your sweet son in your arms.

:) Brooke

Anonymous said...

looks like you're making great memories! Goosebumps. Dance the day away!

Renee said...

How exciting!!!!

Sandi said...

What a wonderful time you are having. Life is all about the journey and it looks like you are enjoying each step.

Gamma! said...

So you're probably getting up about now and ready for the amazing adventure that tomorrow will bring. Believe me when I say I'm there with you - maybe not physically, but mentally I'm there. Can't wait to be Gamma again - and this time I won't have to wait so long for Ashton to learn how to say my name! :) Have a cup of Buna for me too - I'll be drinking my Ethiopian coffee back here in Minnesota and feeling a part of your adventure - enjoy the moment fully!

Amanda & Andrew said...

The top and second to last photos are my faves :)
Right now it's morning in Ethiopia....morning on Tuesday.

Soon, very soon, you'll be holding Ashton! :)

Gamma! said...

OK...this is IT! This is the day we've been waiting for and it's finally here! Grandma C and Gamma can't wait to hear every little detail of your introduction to and holding of YOUR sweet Ashton. Work today? Ya right! Love you ALL!

Anonymous said...

Guys, You're BLOG has not been down for over 24 hours at my house and office! Keep glancing every few minutes hoping to hear that you're holding him and kissing him and telling him all about what good things are yet to come! Am booking flights today! Love Mom C

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see a picture of the new family!!!

Anonymous said...

Jo.... you look so beautiful and so happy in these pictures! They really just caputered both of your excitement!

Can't wait to see pics of you with your baby!!

auntie Janelle

courtney rose said...

I'm so psyched to see the family picture- finally, finally, FINALLY!

You guys are pros at traveling- nary a sleepy eye to be seen (hmmm... did I use "nary" correctly?).

In my thoughts....

Stacie said...

You guys are the best! Dancing all the way to Addis & Ashton!!! :) Love it!

Jodi said...

I can't wait to see your little pumpkin. The pictures are great... I hope you share your travel plan, as it looks like a great one. Here's to traveling in four weeks, I hope.

Jodi said...

I can't wait to see your little pumpkin. The pictures are great... I hope you share your travel plan, as it looks like a great one. Here's to traveling in four weeks, I hope.

Gamma! said...

It's 9:20PM Addis time - is your son sleeping yet? Or are you pinching him so you can spend more play time together before beddy bye time. :)

LISA said...

Ahhh,can't believe you're with your son!!! Enjoy!!

Lauren said...

I've been checking hourly too! Can't wait to hear good news!

Gamma! said...

I know you warned us we probably wouldn't hear for awhile, but is it Thursday yet?!!! :) Ashton, we just can't wait to see you and your mommy and daddy together - do you have any idea how special you are?! We love you so much, Gamma

kathy and oma said...

Goosebumps as I think of for the reason we have not seen pictures yet. I can imagine some pretty great bonding is happening and some pretty great lovin'. I am so happy for the THREE OF YOU!

Gamma! said...

Good morning! Have a grand day together! I love you all. Gamma (I love that name) :)

Gamma! said...

In case anyone is checking on comments, Mike and Jolene want you to know that all is going great and Ashton is PERFECT! He doesn't like strangers, but has taken to them (after "baptizing" them in throw-up, pee and an explosion of diareha!), loves to cuddle, has 4 top and 2 bottom teeth, has tummy troubles but they're working on that, loves bubles, the G diapers are great and worth it, when he's tired he buries his head in their chest - think they're happy?! Even took him to the Ethiopian National Museum - never to young for a history lesson! They'll be able to e-mail news and pictures tomorrow when they get to the hotel. Sorry I'm so inept, but if I figure out how to post, I'll do so! Greetings from Jo and Mike!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Gamma (n)! It is the hightlight of the day. Sounds like after that introduction the they will be ready for anything. Wish we could all be there. How very exciting. We will be waiting for more happy news! Great Aunti Kathy

Amanda & Andrew said...

Thank you for sharing how everything's going!!! :)
I'm happy to hear that they've been baptized by their son and formally welcomed by him.

I can't wait to hear more...

Ted and Lori said...

Huge congrats you guys! Best of luck and I hope you have a perfect time in Addis. No doubt about it: it's life-changing.

Gamma! said...

Good morning in Addis from Arden Hills - it's 2AM - can't sleep so thought I'd be the first to check and see if there's any news :) Hope you had a better nights sleep tonight and are ready for a great day of adventure with your son! Love you! mom/Gamma