7.27.2009

Moving on....

Well, last night as we filled out our travel packet paperwork we came across the section to put the baby's American name. We have had a name picked out that we've liked for a year but Clay has a hard time finalizing decisions. It was good for us to have to commit to a name. With the support from some great friends Clay decided to go ahead with the name. So his name will be..........drum roll please.............




Nile 
 I cannot put his middle name b/c its his Ethiopian first name and we cannot reveal that until after court. Our court date is the 19th of August.

Speaking of making hard decisions, most recently we've purchased a mini-van. I love it, Clay is dealing with it. We are impressed with the amount of space and the kids think it's the best thing ever.

We got our travel packet and tenitive travel dates on Friday. If we pass court on the 19th we will be traveling to Ethiopia on the 12th of September. We are so excited and are shocked that everything has moved so quickly. The traveling part overwhelms me a bit b/c of all that is involved. There are several very specific things you have to bring with you and more paperwork to keep up with. We are currently looking at different travel agencies and getting quotes for plane tickets. We will be in the air for 17 hours total. I will need some good books to read!

I know many of my prayer warriors read my blog so here are some prayer request.

-that we get a good deal on our plane tickets.
-that we get all neccesary paper work before we travel.
-that Nile stays healthy!

The Nile is a major north-flowing river in Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world.
The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile, the latter being the source of most of the Nile's water and fertile soil, but the former being the longer of the two. The White Nile rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source in southern Rwanda and flows north from there through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and southern Sudan, while the Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana in Ethiopia flowing into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

4 comments:

Michael, Adrian, Cole said...

I love the name! What a beautiful choice :)
Thanks for posting specific requests...we'll be praying as your journey to Nile comes near!

ChristinK said...

YEAH!!! I love his name! I've been calling him that all along since you "knew" who he was. So excited you decided for sure on his name!!

ChristinK said...

Yeah! SO excited you decided! I've been calling him that all along!

Tracy said...

just when you thought you were finished with paperwork!....that threw me for a loop!

love his name! won't be long now!!! so excited for you!