Friday, May 23, 2008

One hour closer to Malak...

We have made it to Houston, TX. One whole hour away from OKC! It has been long and arduous but I think we might be able to make it a little further. :) We have quite a few hours to kill here so we just made a very wise financial decision and spent $40 to download the entire 4th season of One Tree Hill onto our Ipod. We have 3 hours until we board our next flight, 10 hours to fly to London and then another 9 hours to get to Addis...so I think 21 episodes will be just about right. I know, we are aparently highschoolers, who watch and LOVE One Tree Hill. But I blame Amy Bottomly and Christie Sturzenbecker for making us fall in love with it. They made us. And if they jumped off a bridge, I would too. :)
I have found the most glorious snack ever. Pre-shelled pistacios. They are God's gift to me. A whole giant container filled with green, pre-shelled, salty goodness, it makes me happy as I sit here and wait to board the plane.
Every once in a while, it has really hit me that we are about to meet our son! Seriously, most of the time it still just feels unreal and far-off, but a few times today it has hit me and I get all giddy and excited! Like right now, this would be one of those moments. Eeeeeks, I am so excited!! I was telling Eric earlier...I wonder if he is squishy. I hope he is squishy. Not just chubby or big, but actualy soft and squishy...he looks like he might be. I also wonder what his little voice sounds like...is it deepish or is it high and squeeky...is he crawling? Or even sitting? Does he have any teeth yet? I don't know these things yet but in a few short hours I will!! And be sure, I will let you know the answers to these impending questions! As I'm sure you all are just dyyying to know.
Ok. Time to watch some One Tree Hill.


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23 comments:

Lindsey & Cortney said...

I'm giddy with you! I am so excited for you guys! Ohh, it takes me back to that trip! Enjoy these last few moments of wondering. I am excited and can't wait to hear the details!!
GOD BLESS YOU GUYS!!!!
Lindsey

Jocelyn said...

I am so happy you are on your way!! One hour is one hour...I love that you are posting from each leg so far!! Keep it up!!

Christie said...

Oh my god. You already made it through season 1-3?!? That's crazy. I'm impressed. And super excited. Not for One Tree Hill but for you. And Malak.

Yay!!!

emily said...

Yay!! Off to meet Malak! :) I can't wait to see a picture of all of you together.

Brett & Kelly Burleson said...

Hi Tara & Eric. My husband and I met you at the airport last night. We are friends of Jenn & Filipe. I hope you don't mind that we added you to our blog. I think it is so awesome what you are doing and we are currently going through the process to adopt a child as well. I'm SO excited and can't wait to hear all about Malak! What a wonderful family you have. God Bless You and we will be praying for you!
Kelly & Brett

Angie said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Thrilled for you guys, just thrilled!

Zach, Becca, Leah, Pete, and Sam Albertson said...

I love One Tree Hill but can't watch it regularly... boo! My brother's best friend is Lee Norris, the guy who plays the kind of dork (he was Minkus on Boy Meets World). He went to Wake with us... he's so NICE in person.
YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET YOUR SON! If I remember correctly, he is squishy :).
woohoo!
becca

Lauren said...

I'm so excited for you! I pray you have a safe and easy journey. Your blog has been a wonderful resource and inspiration for me. Hubby and I, as I think I told you, plan to adopt in a few years. I can't wait! God Bless!

Gina said...

You're almost there! I'm so excited for you, I'm jumping up and down on the inside! And when I see a picture of the three of you finally together, the jumping up and down will be quite literal. God bless you as you complete your journey!

Kaydub said...

I just hope Amy and Christie don't jump off that bridge before you get to Addis!

We're doing the prayer countdown, sweetie!

Dad

Jesi and Joe said...

You are sooooo close! I'm so anxious to hear you've arrived in Addis safely after a few long and uneventful flights!

I can't wait to hear if Malak is nice and squishy or not!

Angela said...

Ah! So exciting!! I'm praying for you guys!!! SO EXCITING! I can't wait to be where you are and to hold our little Addison and Anthony in our arms!!
SO... have FUN! Oh... I can't wait to see pics of him in your arms!

LISA said...

Giddy!!!Yep, right there,just reading your blog!!!I hope he's squishy for ya!!!That's funny!!I bet if HE'S NOT....his DIAPERS will be!!!hee hee
can't wait to hear more!!!

Brandi said...

Yeah!! What a great week. . you and Angel both picking up your sweeties! I LOVE THE INTERNET! I love being able to follow your journeys and celebrate with my new friends!

Brandi

Erica said...

YEAH!! OOOO I love One Tree Hill too. SHHH my DVR is overloaded with old episodes and it makes my husband crazy.

Praying for you! You should be with your baby by now! YEAH!

Allison Crossley said...

We are counting down the hours with you guys!!! And hope you get to blog lots! We will be checking in frequently!

Christin and Robbie said...

One Tree Hill is my screct addiction!!!! I am so happy for you guys!

Leah Reeves said...

I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Kaydub said...
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Kaydub said...

I can't believe you three are FINALLY together! RIGHT NOW you are with the little guy! That's just crazy!

I love you!

Dad

Craig & Cindy said...

Today is Monday and I'm wondering if you and Eric are with your son. I can't wait to hear more news. Thinking and wondering about you guys...

Cindy

~Laura~ said...

I'm so darn excited that you're probably holding your son right now!! EEK!! I can't wait to see pics of you guys together & hear the details.

Stacie said...

I've been away from the computer all weekend, so here is a late wish for happy travels!!! I hope you are having a blissful time with Malak (I'm sure you are!!)
YAYAYAY!!!!