The sun woke us up pretty early this morning…not that we would have been able to sleep in anyway. A lot was on our mind. When we woke up this morning, we looked at each other and smiled. Life as we know it is about to change. Henry (our mini schnauzer) jumped up in bed with us, I thought, in a few days it won’t be a little puppy in bed with us…it will be our daughter. After months and months of planning and about five days to do some crazy packing, mom dropped us off at the airport this morning and kissed us goodbye sending us on our way to Africa. I can honestly say I (or at least my stomach) is a ball of nerves. I am not usually a nervous person, but I feel like this might be one of the most important trips of my life. We had four huge check-in bags filled with diapers, formula, WARM baby clothes (those who have adopted from Ethiopia can giggle at this), our clothes and a supply of oatmeal and protein bars to last a normal person six months. There are also four carry-on bags that basically contain our entire life. Clearly I have put Bo in charge of that one. When we were standing in line to check in at the Emirates counter, a beautiful employee came up to us and said the flight was overbooked…and did we mind sitting in BUSINESS!!! What?!? I am such a sucker for business. I will eat dainty snacks and double fist free glasses of wine like no one’s business. Unfortunately, I stick out like a sore thumb because of my over-zealous antics. But, I don’t care ;)
So here we are. Sitting in the Emirates lounge (stocked with all my fave Middle Eastern goodies, I might add), waiting to take off to begin the rest of our life as a new, improved version of the Neichoy family. Please pray for safety and peace of mind.
I don’t even know what’s going on in this pic. Make a caption for it! It kind of demonstrates the craziness this morning!