And we’re off…


This week has been a little more than crazy and overwhelming for both Alan and I… but we’re as ready as we’ll ever be. We’re so excited to meet our kids. Tomorrow (sunday 13th) we’re taking off for Turkey. We’ll be there until the 17th then fly to Addis Ababa. We’ll go to Mekele (northern part of Ethiopia where our kids are from) until Sunday 20th then back to Addis. We’ll meet the kids on the 21st and be with them the rest of our trip. We’ll head home on the 29th and arrive back in Denver at 5pm on Wednesday 30th.

We’ve told some friends and family that we’d be happy to have anyone who wants to come greet us at the airport when we arrive. Our parents have our itineraries… but… once we leave the airport we are heading home alone and no one is welcome to come over. (Sorry if that sounds rude, but we have to protect our overwhelmed kiddos.)

Please pray for our travels and adjustment time with the kids. We’re excited to meet other Gladney families and finally experience Ethiopia. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way… this is just the beginning!


About roadtoadoption

We are Alan & Julie Briggs. In June 2010 we brought home Bethlehem and Emanuel from Ethiopia. We're enjoying this new family thing and will attempt to document some of our journey here. In July 2011 we added Eli to the family. No kids to 3 kids in 13 months... possibly some sort of record. :)

8 responses »

  1. Congratulations …..we just returned with our 3rd blessing from China. It will be difficult for your family not love on your babies……..they are stinkin cute


  2. Congratulations!!!
    When you get home be sure to join us for adoption support groups. It is a great time to be with other moms who are walking a similar path and get great ideas.

    of course updates are on the local google group.

  3. Hi guys! I didn’t realize that you are from CO until our driver Solomon mentioned you while we were picking up our little guy a couple weeks after you. We should meet up.

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