Saturday, February 09, 2008

Photo Hunters - Heavy



A week ago last Friday we received an email with a copy of our son's new birth certificate. The note said, "should hear about an embassy date soon." Well no kidding, because about thirty minutes later our adoption case worker was on the phone telling us that we had an embassy date on the 12th of February! She asked if we thought we leave for Addis Ababa on February 9th! Needless to say the week was a mad dash to make that happen - plane tickets had to be purchased, hotel reservations had to be made, we had to decide who was going, orphanage donations needed to collected, bags packed, etc. The initial plan was for me to travel with our oldest daughter, Sweetanlo. Unfortunately on such short notice, she was unable to go. Pastormac and I decided that if only one of us could go, it was best for him to be the one. (The bright side is that it saves us $2000.)

So today, he is on a plane to Ethiopia. He won't arrive there until Sunday night - it's a long long trip. He'll have our Bear in his arms in the morning on Monday.

Photo Hunters was a no-brainer for me this week. We were searching for a picture of something heavy. I spent a good deal of the day yesterday making sure these weren't too heavy.

Photo Hunt -Heavy



130 pounds of luggage




Suitcase = 50lbs.
Pink box of donations = 50lbs.
carry-on = 15lbs.
backpack = 15lbs.



Wonder what TN Chick chose for "heavy."

30 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

yep yep yep, that is heavy

byrningbunny said...

lol what a pain it is to make sure thay aren't too heavy.

ancient one said...

Heavy bags for a happy occasion?

Beck said...

HE IS COMING HOME!
I'm so excited for you!
Praying for safe travels and an easy transition.

Bonggamom said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! We sponsor a little girl's education in Ethiopia so it is a country close to our hearts.

Heather said...

Wonderful! Praise the Lord!

the teach said...

Oh Ann, you must be so happy and excited! All the best!

jmb said...

Congratulations Ann, this is great news. Perfect timing for photo hunt.
Have a great weekend.

Pato & Pearl said...

Yes, looks heavy those luggages. We're never enuf of these when we travel..hehe

Pearl - have a good week ahead!

ellen_heartbeats said...

incredibly heavy for such luggages...
mine is up to...visit my site

PowersTwinB said...

Ann! Congrats! and thank you for coming to my hunt today, I really appreciate your visits...your post of all that luggage was perfect for this weeks hunt!

Larry said...

the universe works in mysterious ways but all good things come to good people is my motto -- congrats, looking forward to lots and lots of photos in the coming weeks

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Congratulations! You did a fine job making sure those weren't too heavy. Have a good weekend.

Ninotchka said...

Oh WOW. How very exciting! Congratulations to you all and safe travels to him and your new little one. :)

learningpatience said...

Seriously - seven days notice!?! Eek! You must have been crazy getting everything packed and ready. We had nine, and we sure were - prepared and peaceful, yet crazed! I haven't visited in a while, but I am so glad that I stopped in today. Will be praying for your family! What an exciting time!

Gattina said...

How wonderful to prepare a suitcase for such a special trip !

leslie said...

Nice to meet you, Ann. Wonderful idea for the heavy theme. I liked your narrow one last week, too.

jams o donnell said...

Congratualations. It won't be long before you have another beautiful addition to your family. Have a very happy weekend

pat said...

Heavy bags for a joyous occasion! Congrats!!! :-)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

How exciting! Congratulations on the adoption! All that luggage looks very heavy indeed.

Hootin' Anni said...

Most definitely heavy...VERY heavy.


Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

napaboaniya said...

Congrats on the new member of the family :) Though it's a rush, it's a happy rush!! :)

I hope those baggages didn't exceed the baggage limit :P heehee

Susanne said...

Ann, I'm so happy for you all I burst into tears reading this. What a nice surprise! I'll bet your arms are just itching!

A. said...

I'm late arriving but I'm so excited for you! It's sunday evening here now and Ethioia is 3 hours ahead, so....!!!! Never mind the heavy suitcases, it's just such wonderful news.

butterrummy said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so happy for you.

Buy the way good choice!

Jody said...

Oh my goodness!!! How exciting!

Is it wishfull thinking that he will send a Gotcha pic to share with us today???

Congratulations!

Julie said...

Its worth all the rush and the heavy luggage. I have seen the photo, and the boy's smile is lovely.

Have a great week!

JC said...

Wonderful news, wonderful shot! An extra prayer for a safe trip!

I imagine you can hardly contain yourself :-)

angie said...

Congratulations! How exciting to get your little boy!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's wonderful news! I'm sure you're very excited to see your lil' one soon. A great blessing.

Thank you for visiting my blog even though I wasn't able to join the hunt . I would like to share photos of our trip taken during the Here's my late WS about the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.