Monday, June 21, 2010

Starting to countdown...

Well, plans are being made...I've got plane tickets to Ethiopia and a rough itinerary! My mom will be traveling with me while Scott and the boys will be staying home and working on getting things ready around the house for Des and Bri.

Mom and I leave in 4 weeks! We will spend a bit of time traveling to the south where the girls are from and then to Lalibela in the north. The rest of the time will be spent in the capital with the girls. We will be back in California and be reunited with the rest of the family on August 1st.

Lilypie Countdown to Adoption tickers

I am so excited to have the opportunity to travel around Ethiopia. Though I've been to Africa twice before, I've never been to Ethiopia and think it is so important to experience my daughters' culture firsthand. On the flipside, I've never spent a night apart from Jack and Logan, let alone 12 nights. I know that it will be excruciatingly difficult but they are being left in good hands. I probably should worry more about Scott!


  1. So exciting! Love that Lilypie label. Very cool.

  2. I am so excited & thrilled for you!!

  3. YAY for your journey just being 4 weeks away!!! SO excited for you :)

  4. Carey,

    That is awesome. I know you are so excited to reunite your family.

  5. So excited for you! If it makes you feel any better, I had never left my girls at all (in the 4-5 years they've been with us) until this past weekend. They did great!

    Leave the boys little presents each day, a calendar to mark down the days, call or skype when you can, and send daddy lots of help from friends!!

  6. Being away from my older kids WAS INDEED the hardest part for me when we traveled BUT the kids did JUST FINE and I certainly missed them more than they missed me. They had such a good time.


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