We made it safely into Addis Ababa last night. Our flights were all very smooth and we didn't have any trouble at akll with our transfers. We had to change planes in Detroit to head to Amsterdam. Cris was wearing one of her homemade Africa shirts, so another gal came over to ask if we were adopting. They are too. Nice couple from Michigan, also bringing home 2 older boys. They are with another agency, but we traveled together all the way through baggage claim in Addis. We met up with 3 other couples in Amsterdam. 2 with our agency & in our same hotel. Allison & Jason from Ohio and Chad & Courtney from Oregon. We had breakfast together this morning & we will spend the week together. It's fun to have other people to share this process with.
Our room is a large suite... room 602 for those who know it. =) You enter on a lower level into a small living room with a couch & chairs & a small TV. The rest of the room is up about 5 steps. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a king & another with 2 twins. There is a long hallway where the boys will be able to play. We discovered this morning that the hot water heater wasn't plugged in, so we had cold showers. I plugged it in this morning... maybe we'll have warm water tomorrow. Cris forgot to pack a hairbrush, so she had to borrow one from one of our new friends (Thanks Courtney!)
We have a meeting with our agency coordinator today at 1:00. We will fill our the papers we need for tomorrows Embassy visit, then we will go to Hannah's Hope to meet the boys!!!
We have good internet inthe hotel business center, but I am not sure yet if I will be able to upload pictures or not. We'll send daily emails to keep you posted.
We are feeling good & traveling well. Thanks for your prayers!!! Please pray that ourt meeting with the boys goes well. We aren't sure that they will be very interested in us... we'll see soon enough!