Thursday, April 03, 2008

I DO like green eggs and ham!

In just 9 days we take off for Ethiopia. Nothing is ~done~ but most things are started. We have 9 suitcases spread all over our house and more are on the way.

Tonight while I was at work, Farmboy whipped up Green Eggs & Ham... Kind of a new adventure quite possibly to convince the kids that food that looks a little different than we expect might still taste OK. What a great object lesson. What an AMAZING man... wait a minute - who snuck into my post and added something?

The camera does NOT do these eggs justice... a fine grasshopper green.

Action overcame his fears and ate like a champ!

... and I will eat them in a house and I will eat them with a mouse... And I will eat them here and there. Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!

I might even eat them in Africa!

Just a little longer!!!
(back to Buttercup's post)


We leave in 9 days, and finally get to meet Jambo and Kume and expand our family in just 11 days! I was going to say "complete our family" but I have learned never to think things are completed until God says they are completed. I used to think we would only have 2 children, that's it, a boy and a girl. Good, got it. Now we are done. Well...

We are about 1/20th done with our packing. Actually, the only things packed are Jambo and Kume's clothes and all the meds we could possibly need while there (I think). We are taking our 3 bio kids and Farmboy's mom, too, so we will be a nice big bunch. We get to stay at the Ayat House, and I have heard some great things about it, so am thrilled it will work for our family.

Thanks again to Becca Albertson for offering to watch our kids on the plane so we can get some rest. :) Wow! What a dear! That is SO awesome!!! Let's all give her a hand.

There, now that this is public, how can she refuse???


The Roberts Family said...

You are crackin' me up .... that's no easy thing to do these days. So congrats, you made me chuckle. :) Thanks for posting the great pics!!!! Will be praying for you all as you travel. And we hope to be at the Ayat House VERY SOON as well!!! Keep praying us there! 'kay? :) ~Shelly

Andrea said...

You are so funny! I think we are just gonna have a blast, in more ways than 1, when we're there! We're down to single digits!!

the albertsons said...

wait, I thought you said Andrea. Yes, I remember now! You said ANDREA would watch the kids! Wow! What a sweetie! Actually, NOW I remember! We all decided that the MOMS will sleep while the DADS watch your kids! MUCH better idea, don't you think??????????????????????
I'll watch your kids, don't worry. Oh, did I mention I'll be asleep with an Ambien? does that matter? they'll be fine, I'm sure :).

Denise said...

I'm so very excited for you! That IS quite a bunch of people, it will be an experience that none of you will ever forget.

emily said...

Ok, that is really funny. Becca, you rock!

I can't wait to hear how the trip goes, we are also taking a crew with us when we travel. Praying for all the little details to fall into place over the next few days.

Super excited for you!

coffeemom said...

Just want to say: CUTE KIDS! BEAUTIFUL KIDS!!!! those two smiles just light up their faces, can't wait to see them w/ you in pics from Addis! We are keeping you in prayers!

MIchele G

Holly said...

Wow, it's coming up so fast! I didn't realize all your kids were going with you too; how fun!

sparkz said...

Your children are so cute and beautiful! Last time I looked there wasn't a picture of them up. We have been so busy and haven't been able to read the blogs for a while. I got goosebumps when I opened yours up and saw that you are about on your way to Addis and picking your children up! We're so excited for you! Have a safe trip. We can't wait to see picts. from it and all of your family together- for the first time! Congrats!

Mary & Doug said...

Congratulations on passing court! Your children are precious!

We will be watching closely as you prepare for your trip. Hope to be following you next month!

Best wishes with the packing ;)


jillybean1023 said...

Enjoy your time! It is truly amazing!

Rebecca said...

That was too funny and I must admit, a clever idea on Farmboy's part! The pictures of the dinner were priceless! I hope the packing and preparations are going well. I have been thinking about you guys in this exciting time.


What great pictures! I love the green eggs and ham idea! And I must say it is great that you get to take all your children with you. What an amazing experience that will be for them! I will keep up on your journey and hope to meet at a MI event sometime soon!
jen in MI

Amber said...

I love that you all have nicknames. I'm so happy for you guys. I will be praying for you during your trip. This will be a trip you will never forget.

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

6 more days! AGGHHHH!!!! Woo Hoo! I am so excited (and alot of jealous!) :-)
Oh, I can't wait to see pictures of the new & improved Farmby & Buttercup family!
Have a wonderful and safe trip and don't forget your top secret mission: be on the lookout for sibling groups of three! :-)
Blessings to your sweet family,

fully operational battle station said...

I cannot BELIEVE how beautiful and sweet your kids are! I just love your cute family.

Congrats on going so soon! VERY exciting! I look forward to following along.

We have been waiting 9.5 months with WHFC for siblings, either gender, under 38 months. Found you through Emily Alexander.... :)