July 27, 2008

Home Again, Home Again...

Happy go Flannigan. Ah, that's what my mom always said. It's good to be home. We got to our house about 9pm last night and Etame has been doing well. She is a joy. Smiley and makes little coo sounds. Sometimes she inhales and makes a funny giggle. We are in love with her. She has a terrible cold so we're hoping to have the doctor look at her Monday. She also have what looks like pink eye and eczema. Poor little thing.

Lee has the cold as well and is really run down. James and I made it through unscathed. Boy was Ethiopia an eye opener. The people were warm and welcoming and even though many would say they wanted to come to America, I doubt they could be much happier here. Their relationships with others and true and kind. Lee said he even saw two soldiers linking arms while crossing the street. Very affectionate culture.

We are getting caught up with phone calls, emails, and looking through the mail. We pick up Indy today although we got a message that the owner of the kennel was in an accident. I need to investigate but am thinking my good friend picked her up as she was listed as an emergency contact.

Our fabulous friends and neighbors and making meals for us all week, maybe 2 weeks! We are thrilled to be under such care!

I purchased some artwork in Addis at the golf course that has Ethiopia colors on it with an embryo in the middle. It's really cool and I can't wait to hang it up. Little Etame. Holt gave us life books customized with each child's information. Truly an amazing gift to have for us to share with her some day.

We're home so those of you living close by, please don't be a stranger. We miss you all!


  1. Congratulations! We are all so happy for you. I am out of town but will see you next Monday for pizza and salad.

  2. She is beautiful. It was so great to meet her today. I feel like she has been in all of our hearts for so long, waiting for her, and now she is here. It is truly amazing! : )

  3. oh my goodness!!! She's absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

  4. Congrats to you all! What an amazing journey! She is just beautiful and a perfect addition to your family! Enjoy every minute!


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