Traci and Brandon are off!!

November 22, 2007 at 11:07 am 1 comment

Happy Thanksgiving from South Jordan, Utah!

We were all up early this morning and off to the airport at 6:30am.  Traci and Brandon began the first leg of their journey to Ethiopia and to their newest son Eyob Mark.  They will stay in Washington DC tonight and join 5 other couples who are also going to get children at Dulles airport for the flight to Addis Ababa with a stop in Rome. 

Traci and her Mops group collected over 300 pounds of toys, diapers, shoes etc and she and Brandon packed it all into several extra suitcases to take with them.  The back of my pickup was full on the drive to Salt Lake’s airport.  It costs about $50. extra per bag for each flight but most, if not all the extra costs were donated.  It has been a huge project for them and they are so excited to be on their way. Traci has been planning for this day since she was a little girl.

We are watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the boys and settling in to our childcare duties for the next 10 days.  Traci, Brandon and Eyob Mark will arrive back to Salt Lake City on December 1.  It has been a long time since we parented this long so when you pray for Traci and Brandon you might remember us too.  We will have a small Thanksgiving dinner with the boys later on and maybe a little football.  (I stopped at the store for Marie Calenders!)

I wish you all a special day with your family on this Thanksgiving Day.  May you be blessed and know from where the blessing comes.


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  • 1. Jaynee  |  November 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I thought of you early on in the day and prayed for you. I was also wondering about the adoption. This is exciting news! We will be praying for all to go according to God’s designed plan.
    How fun (and tiring) to spend 10 days with the boys. Hope all goes well and that they fall asleep each night before you two do!
    We’re spending the day with the Williams side today.
    Last night was a good time with Jon and Joanna. We ate out and went to a movie. We miss our number six, but the five of us find a lot of laughter in our times together.
    Hope your travels have been good. You come to mind often and of course are in our prayers.
    Love you,

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