Tuesday, April 6, 2010

10% plus 15%...

We arrive in Addis yesterday morning, 10pm pacific time. We were exausted after 28 hours of traveling and no more then six hours of sleep between us both. It was so nice to arrive at the Sheraton and relax by the pool after a delicous Indian meal. We decided to go to sleep at about 4pm because Kelly fell asleep while drinking his banana milk shake.
This morning we were outside enjoying the sunrise and listening to the morning prayer that echoed from the mosque below our hotel garden. We are trying to take in all the sight, sounds, and smells of our daughter's birth country.
After the sun rose we enjoyed the most amazing continental breakfast. They had fresh juiced blends, a table full of fresh baked breads, omelets made to order, a table of fresh cheeses, and anything else you can think of. The cappacino was also amazing, made with delicious Ethiopian coffee. We do feel a little out of place at the Sheraton, with all the asian buisness men sitting around us, but we're taking advantage of the accomidations non the less. Everything we buy here is so expensive and then 10% plus 15% is added to it. We're wondering why they can't just tell us the full price.
We are about to leave for the Marketo, the largest open air market in Africa, and hope to find some better deals.
That's all for now... we'll have more advantures to share later. LOVE YOU JUDAH!!!


  1. Thank you for the update. SOOO good to hear how you are doing. Sounds lovely all around!! ENJOY the day and each other. Judah is doing very well, and is as always a Happy little guy. He is so precious! We LOVE you lots!!

  2. Thanks for the post...so happy to hear some details and know that you are exactly where God planned for you to be - physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally. I love you both and long to hear more of your journey...

  3. Don't know why it says you posted the above comment...it's from me (Mom, Honey, Brenda)

  4. mmmm... banana milkshakes!!! Kelly has been dreaming of those since Thailand. I hope the market is amazing and you find some great things to bring home. I love you guys so much and am happy to hear you are eating well!
    PS alyosha--"hey man next time you come to moldova with us we will try to get some grape shakes... ;)
    may the spirit empower you on on of the greatest missions... we are thinking of you guys always.