If all goes according to plan I will be departing Philly for Ethiopia on December 22nd and arriving on the 23rd. Kozette will be in my arms on Christmas Eve and I will have a wonderful present to bring home for Tsebay, her very own big sis! Cristin, Kozette and I will be in country for the week and will depart on the 29th. It's a bit risky because they are not issuing visas the same day and this only gives a two day window. I'm going to take my chances. I really want to minimize the time I am away from Tsebay. Most agencies tell you not to book until you have a successful court date but due to the holidays there is limited availability so we went for it. The change fee is $50. and cancellation is $100 so it's not too unreasonable. We are using Susan Parr travel and they have been great. They are working on getting us a room at the Hilton.
My plan is to leave Maui for Philly on December 15th. This gives me one month to get my life in order. I plan to take the month of January off so I need to get plans ready for school in addition to getting the house ready for a two year old. There is so much to do and with Tsebay's new found mobility it is a challenge to get anything accomplished during her waking hours.
It will be great to catch up with my blogging buddies also in Ethiopia to pick up their little ones. What an unforgettable holiday season we will all have.
Please send positive vibes out for successful court dates for all.
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