Thursday, November 17, 2011

Off we go!

I am the worst blogger ever but have HUGE news to share.  We are leaving for Rwanda on Saturday (about 36 hours from now).  We got a referral for the cutest little boy the Friday before last and we made travel arrangements that day from our iPad on a drive to Mississippi.  My in-laws are coming in tomorrow to stay with the boys and we are off to the airport on Saturday morning.  We fly out of DFW to Detroit, from Detroit to Amsterdam and from Amsterdam directly to Kigali.  We will be in Kigali at least two weeks (our attorney is afraid it might be closer to 3 weeks due to a really crowed court docket before the court takes a break).  After we finish in Kigali, we head to Nairobi to process little man's visa and then we fly out of Nairobi.  Our flight currently has us leaving on December 10 but if things go longer in Kigali, we'll have to push it out.

We are frantically washing baby clothes and bottles and getting ready to go.  I am so paranoid about leaving an important piece of paper here and have made so many copies of things that I probably have 50 pounds of paperwork that I am carrying over.

I am really nervous about leaving the boys but they love their Grandma and Granddaddy.  I hope to use this blog as a journal while we are there even though I am pretty sure that no one actually reads it.

If you are a praying person, we ask that you lift us up in prayer - for safety, for efficiency, for our boys (all THREE of them)!  Will post again from Rwanda!


Debbie said...

I'm reading. UPDATE! And post a pic as soon as you're allowed to. Want to meet this sweet boy of yours.

Praying for every detail and for a smooth trip. Praying that you're able to get it done and return as you have planned.

M.B. said...

Prayers headed your way! How exciting!

Rutledge 7 said...

we will be praying!! can't wait to follow your journey... posting from rwanda takes a lot of patience!!! but it is worth it!

Heidi said...

I'll be praying for your family and watching your blog!