Thursday, September 3, 2009

TRAVEL DATES!


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 :)

11 comments:

  1. We are so happy for you all. I'll be praying for travel mercies and a wonderful trip.
    :)

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  2. So excited for you all! Happy travels!

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  3. SO excited for you! Will keep you and your family in my prayers as you prepare to leave, your time in Ethiopia, and as you travel home with your daughter!! Congratulations again!!

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  4. Congratulations Hutchisons! How exciting to finally be able to meet your little one. Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  5. Good stuff friend.....Good stuff!!!!!!!

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  6. Hi there - I just came across your blog today. Congratulations on your referral and your travel call! So exciting. We are just completing our home study and dossier to adopt from Ethiopia as well. I look forward to hearing about your trip and your first meeting with your daughter!

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  7. She will be home so soon : ) Happy travels!

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  8. Congratulations! You might want to re-check your US connection times. Since Detroit will be your point of entry, you should anticioate 2 hours to clear immigration.

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  9. Tears of joy flow as I read this post and thank the Lord for this beautiful match made in heaven to unfold as she is placed in your arms soon, very soon! Thank you, Lord! Heather Hofman

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