Friday, April 4, 2008

And They're Off!

We have been in DC for a week now -- I can't believe how fast it's gone. We leave tomorrow (tomorrow, people!) for Ethiopia; we hope to see our little Dessibug on Monday morning, but we won't be able to pick her up and take her with us until the following Monday. In the interim, we're going to Lalibella and doing some hut-to-hut hikes in southern Ethiopia. We feel reasonably peaceful and unworried and in fact even unhurried -- a first for me. It is pretty blissful, realy, except for the daily running-like-mad-to-fulfil-all-but-the-tiniest-obligations-and-complete-all-tasks moments. The minutia of life!! Oh well. Chop wood, carry water.

So, we'll be at the Thomas Center and we'd be so, so thrilled to take photos of anyone's little tykes while we're there! A few people have done this for us along the way, and it really made the wait easier. If your baby's there, lemmeno! We will get some photos to you as soon as we're able. Our email: -- put something about CHI in the subject line so I'll fish it out of junk mail.

Other than that, nothing to say! Oh, except, what is UP with girl baby clothes? Must every single outfit be butterflied and ruffled? I am all for a little of that, but come on already! It's one cliche after another! We ended up happiest at Baby Gap. (I know, I know. Holy cliche!) But their stuff is straightforward -- just plain and soft.

Au revoir!


Katy said...

Thanks for the update - sounds like you're all blissed out! How could you not be? I'm very excited for you, just reading about it. I hope your flights are all on time and easy.

Christy said...

Congratulations and I wish you a joyous and safe trip. I can't wait to see new pictures of her! Speaking of which, would you mind taking pictures of Mengistu for me while you are there? I'm sure he's grown quite a bit since the last pictures I've gotten! Thanks!

Jeni said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Your little Dessi is so cute! I can't wait to see pictures of you with her!
Give lots of kisses to our Joseph!