Saturday, December 8, 2012

We're here!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Dan and I finally arrived safely to Joseph's country this afternoon!  It was a really, really long trip but at least that part is over and now we can figure out how to make our way around in his country.  Our attendant (a hired person from our in-country agency doesn't arrive until tomorrow afternoon, so we're on our own until then.  Tomorrow morning will be busy since we need to get a taxi into the city to get to Mass, find a place to change our Euros into a more local currency, meet our attendant and also try to find a different hotel.  Our hotel is...well, not quite what we were we're hoping to switch to somewhere else.

So excited to finally visit the orphanage on Monday morning.  We will post pictures of the area and hopefully pictures from our visits as soon as we can!  Say a prayer that the orphanage lets us take pictures on Monday...getting permission to do that varies from orphanage to orphanage and we would be so upset if we couldn't take lots of pictures of him this week :)  

Dan and I on our 6 1/2 hr. layover in Washington, DC.

Waiting to take off on our flight to Vienna, Austria...

From the air flying over Vienna...lots of snow

A picture of our Euros to show the kids...

We are so thankful for all the prayers that people are offering for us and we're looking forward to sharing more of our journey this week.  Please keep the prayers coming!


  1. So exciting! I'll keep praying that all goes well! What's the weather like there? I can't wait to get back there next month!

    1. Hi Sabrina!
      It was actually pouring rain most of the day was in the 40's when we got in but its supposed to snow tonight and be in the mid 30's for most of the week :(

      Our taxi driver told us they have very cold winters and that its very cold Dec./Jan./Feb. so pack lots of warm stuff...and an umbrella! I wish we had brought an umbrella :)

      Thanks for the prayers!

  2. Can't wait to see pictures. They will bring back memories for sure. Hope you find another hotel quickly.

    1. I hadn't had a chance to thank you, Sharon, for your emails back to me...thank you for offering suggestions. Dealing with a different agency here has been very difficult and we've had to figure most things out ourselves. I think we found another place to stay...I was hoping to check out your hotel as well today, but we ran out of time to get over there.

  3. So glad to know you made it safely!

  4. Wooo hoo!!! Joseph tomorrow!!! Can't wait to hear all about it and see lots of pics!! Wish things were goong smoother for you and praying they will from here on out!