Emma, my mom, Matt and Meg Journal entries from our 2nd trip to Ethiopia in May 2011 May 5, 2011 Hi all, Well, the big day is upon us.  We are leaving this Monday, May 9th for Ethiopia.  We are taking our 2 daughters, Emma 13, and Meg 10 and also my mother.  My mom […]

Ethiopia Adoption Part 9 – The Name

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Friday, April 1, 2011  9pm  Addis Ababa Airport Right now we are sitting on the floor in the gate area where our plane will take off in about an hour. This morning we had our usual breakfast with various other adoptive parents.  We have an omelet every day with cheese and veggies.  There is a […]

Ethiopia Adoption-Part 8-Last Day Trip 1

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Thursday, March 31, 2011  10pm Quick summary of recent Ethiopian history.  Emperor Menelik reunited Ethiopia in the  late 1800’s from existing as many smaller kingdoms.  He died about 1915.  Hailie Selassie came to power and was in power until 1974 as Emperor.  He was liked by some because he did a lot of good for […]

Ethiopia Adoption – Part 7

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March 30, 2011  Wednesday  10:30pm So this morning the big decision was do I wear mascara or not? Am I going to cry during or after court, or not?  I did in Russia, but I think maybe a big part of that was court was very stressful there.  It was probably around 45 minutes with […]

Ethiopia Adoption-Part 6-Going to Court

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