OK, maybe I'm the only one who finds that funny. I guess you had to be there.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It's actually the beginning.
at 8:59 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
Ok, maybe not the Eagle. But after a long, long, crazy, almost-comically ridiculous trip, Nikko and my mother touched down in Ethiopia this morning and picked up Fiori.
at 7:18 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So, thunder storms in NYC caused ALL flights going into JFK to be severely delayed. You guessed it, both Lisa (out of LAX) and I (SFO) missed our flight to Dubai. I don't want to recount the details but it was messy and involved multiple delays, circling, fuel stops etc.
To make it all worse, when we got there, there were no more hotel rooms available and we had about 10 hours until our flight left. So we all hop in a cab and head into the city for some eating and sightseeing - at 3 am in the morning local time.
We had a memorable meal at a little diner called Green Kitchen and even witnessed a chick fight with blood and glass throwing (they are serious about their fighting in NYC).
And then we drove around town and actually managed to cross town and see lots of sights sans traffic. We realized it was a full moon which might account for some of the craziness.
So now we are waiting at the check in counter for Emirates to get on the flight to Dubai. But wait, the drama is not over. The flight from Dubai to Addis is booked and we're on a wait list. And we have NO idea where our luggage is.
The saga continues.
at 3:48 AM
Friday, August 15, 2008
Just a quick post to say we are heading out soon for the airport on the way to pick up Fiori!! My mother in law is coming with me so I will try to get Matt to post in my absence in case any of you want to know how it is going.
We are scheduled to be back on Saturday afternoon.
Catch you on the flip side!
at 7:47 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
at 3:04 PM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Jaclyn is currently in Ethiopia picking up her son and posted this today:
I did get to spend lots of time with Fiori, Alamayehu, Efrata, and Lina. they are all such good babies! They posed for their passport pics and just rested! I held Fiori for the longest time. She was so happy and LOVES Aiden and Minte (her sons). She would get really excited and bounce up and down and make a little snorting sound when I would hold her and crinkle my nose at her!!! So funny!To steal a phrase from another adoptive parent, I'm so Jealappy (jealous and happy).
at 8:23 AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I am so going to carry it with me all the time. I just wish I had it the night Kona jumped the pen.
at 11:13 AM
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I've gotten a bunch of emails from my traveling buddies talking about how far along they are in their travel preparations. They've been filling our forms, gathering donations, creating piles of items to bring, etc. What have I done? Nothing. Want to know why? Because I have a crazy horse.
Get this. I go up on Monday evening to turn her out into the arena for a quick run. She's acting a bit sassy (normal for her). She's running around at breakneck speed, snorting, doing little mini bucks... She seems to be focused on the horses in the nearby stalls although they are paying her no mind. She takes off in another circle, stops short at the fence and then all of a sudden jumps over it.
at 10:38 PM