Today we were notified that we are one of ten Holt families in Travel Group #24, with an embassy appointment scheduled for Thursday, October 6th! HOORAY!!! I spent the day attempting to get things done at work, while at the same time keep in touch with various travel agents to hunt for the best flight deals. In the end, we were able to secure our flights for slightly LESS than what we originally anticipated! Praise God!
We will be departing from Phoenix early on September 30th, and flying through Minneapolis, Amsterdam, and eventually (21 hours later) landing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The route home is just as exciting... passing back through Amsterdam, then Detroit, and landing in Phoenix 22 hours later on October 9th (assuming we make our connection going through customs in Detroit... it's a little tight).
The best part of all of this is knowing that in 28 days we will be meeting our beautiful daughter for the first time :)