Thursday, April 29, 2010

A few Ethiopia pics

Here are a few pics from the trip to Ethiopia to get the girls.

The airplane that took us there.

Views from the balcony of our room in the guest house. It is located in a more middle-class neighborhood. Many of the people living here had cars. Every house was more like a compound with big metal gates that had to be opened before you could come or go.

The interior of our room. We had a queen bed, a twin and a set of bunks.

The exterior of the guest house (that you can see above the wall).
Our room was on the 3rd floor (the one with the sliding door open).

Entryway into the guest house. As you can see, not a lot of space between the house and the wall. Note the razor wire on top of the wall. And this was a relatively safe neighborhood.

The yard at the guest house. Lots of bubbles were blown here and lots of jump-roping was done. The little building at the back corner is where the guard would sleep.

That is enough for one post. When I have time again (i.e. when the girls are sleeping), I will post some of the pictures from the area around the guest house as well as the markets and things like that. Then I will have another post with pictures and video from the day we got the girls.


  1. Congratulations Kristen, glad you all made it safely there and back. Enjoy being a mommy. I have great confidence that you will be. Always remember God chose this path and chose these girls just for you. So, as long as you remain obediant to Him, He will provide what ever it is that you ask for.

    P.S Sorry I couldn't send any meals this week, I have been battling a nasty sinus and ear infection that has turned into something more!

    Enoy this new chapter of life, my friend. You will have so much to tell and so many memories to make together!

    Love you Friend

  2. Hi Kirsten!
    It has been wonderful reading your blog. I wondered why your Mom went to Ethiopia! What a great journey you are on. The best plans are Gods plans!
    You will be in my prayers.