It really is Christmas...in Ethiopia! (It looks like it ought to be Christmas here the way it is snowing!!) There is some really interesting information on the IAN Family Blog that you can check out if you're interested. I am so excited to continue learning about our new son's heritage. By the way, our current update on our little man is that all of our paperwork is in Ethiopia with his, so we are waiting to be assigned a court date. For anyone unfamiliar with how this works, we do not appear for court. We have someone that represents us in Ethiopia. Once we pass court (which sometimes doesn't happen the first time around due to incomplete information, power outages, etc.), we will find out about our embassy date, & that's when we'll get to travel. Pretty surreal!!
For now, I'll leave you with a couple of Christmas pictures that are actually for our little boy. We have a special tradition on Christmas Eve where everybody gets new books & jammies. This was my first purchase for our little guy...brand new striped jammies. I can hardly wait until he is home running around in them! As far as I am concerned, there is nothing more precious than my children (even the bigger ones) cozy in their jammies! Kaya, of course, took on the task of opening them.
I was very excited to learn about the traditions surrounding Christmas in Ethiopia. I do believe January 7th will become a special day in our home to enjoy feasting on Ethiopian food (or in my hubby's case, he may feast on take-out from Wendy's) and maybe a variation on the games they play will be a family game night in our home!
So, Merry Christmas, sweet boy! We can't wait to be with you for the next one & every one after that!!