Friday, July 16, 2010

A Glimpse of Ethiopia

I know so many of our friends and family probably have no concept of what Ethiopia is really like.  Let me tell you, untiil I started reading so many blogs a couple of years ago, I had no idea either.  Our friends even joked with us recently about wearing video cameras on our foreheads the whole time we're over there so they can see everything! 

Well, I recently found the mother-load of Gladney blogs on the Gladney website.  As I was looking around, I stumbled upon this family.   They have been home with their two-year-old twin boys for a couple of months now, and did such an amazing job capturing so much about their time in Ethiopia that I wrote to Heidi and asked if she would allow me to post links to each of her posts, and she graciously agreed. 

They were fortunate enough to pass court before the two-trip requirement was effective, so our trips will be a little different from theirs.  From what I understand, our first trip will be mostly sight-seeing, attending court and spending time with the baby for three, one-hour visits.  The second trip, we'll be given the baby, so we'll just spend time bonding and attend our Embassy appointment to get the baby's visa to come home. 

So, without further ado, here are the links I promised.  Enjoy all of the pictures, videos and stories of their trip to Ethiopia!


  1. We've made some great blogging friends, and an entire support system from various Gladney Blogs! We were also fortunate to have only one visit to Ethiopia before getting our son. But, you'll have the opportunity to do and see things that we really didn't get to because we were there for such a short period of time. The pictures of Ethiopia are simply mind-blowing no matter how many times you see them!

  2. Glad to have found your blog...found you on the fbi list. We are also in process with Gladney. Our blog is So excited to watch your journey unfold.
    Jenny C.