Sunday, December 21, 2008

I've got a couple of questions about how much our flights were...especially after being told it was $12,000.00 per ticket...each ticket was about 2,000.00...much, much better than 12,000.00! On Friday we bought our tickets and made our reservation at the guest house we will be staying at...Friday was the first night that I could actually relax a little bit and I ended up crashing into bed around 7:15 at night - I slept for over 12 hours. It was just such a relief to know that we had our tickets and a place to stay in Addis. The last week was so emotional...I really needed to crash like that.

We also got an update on Friday (what a great week!) here is what they said:

"Brecken continues to become more and more active. She is now working
very hard to get anything that is within her reach. whether that be my
glasses, my camera, or a toy. She has a sweet personality, and
enjoys being held and played with. She has a beautiful smile, and
enjoyed playing with me and Enoch when we came to visit.

Weight: 7 kg (15.4 lbs)"

And a new picture:

13 comments:

Amy said...

She is really really sweet that Brecken! :) So glad you go the tickets situated.. (we used Susan Parr also) and that you have your place to stay reserved... and that you got some rest! :)

Can't wait to see you all together!!!!

Adrienne said...

Been watching your blog because we also are thinking of beginning this journey. she is so adorable!! we are so excited for you. keep us posted. much prayers from Canada

Courtney Orrange said...

what a beauty!!! i am so excited for you guys that you bought your tickets!! woohooo

Purvis' said...

Britt, this is the best pic yet she is gorgeous! And growing up fast!

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

Thank God the airfare was not 12,000!!! So, Susan Parr is the way to go? I will need that # when our time comes! And, I have just got to say that Brecken (love that name!) is just adorable. I know you cannot wait to kiss those sweet cheeks!

~C said...

it was good to hear from andy last night. glad to hear everything is coming together. love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Britt, I have been watching your blog since my mom told me about it - your newest little one is adorable, congratulations and good luck with your travels. Look forward to reading more...
Allison (your former babysitter :-')

sparkz said...

I love the new picture! She is so cute! My husband was looking at plane tickets just to see what we need to plan for and did the same thing- 12,000.00 per ticket! He said he about had a heart attack and was trying to decide which one of us was going to travel... I think the cheapest he found were 3000.00 so 2,000.00 sounds really good!

I love the update! How cool is that?!

Enjoy planning for your trip to get her!

Amy said...

Hello - My husband and I have our Embassy appointment 1/6. Would love to chat and compare notes about preparation, travel, etc. If you have a chance, please email.

Amy York

Anna said...

Gasp! She's beautiful. I've been anxiously awaiting the photo of this little one as I've been following your blog for some time now. So excited for you.

Anna, sis-in-law of Hannah McBrayer

Clark and Sarah said...

She is so beautiful! It has been amazing to follow your blog for over a year and see the process that you and your family have gone through to get your baby. You are so close now!

~Laura~ said...

Holy Cow! 12K...oh my! My court date isn't until 1/26 but we went ahead and contacted Susan Parr to get a general idea of travel cost and were told around 2K per person.

What guesthouse are you staying at?

Brecken is beautiful! I love the update. :)

The Harper Family said...

SO sweet :) We can't wait to some day meet your little family!!