Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's a Small World!

We're back from our Grandma Jo's 90th birthday water park extravaganza. Fun was had by all! We got to see aunts, uncles, and cousins that we had not seen for a very long time. Sunday, there was a big photo session and party for Grandma. For those of you wondering, she did not go down the water slides -that we know of!
(Grandma Jo with Annika, Marissa, & Jeremy 5/28/07)

On our first night at Fort Rapids, William's parents and Grandma Jo met the hotel's restaurant manager. He was an exotic man, and when asked what country he was from he says...."Ethiopia." OF COURSE!! We were so excited to meet our new friend, Yohannes, and he is so also excited for our family! He is from Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, where we will be going to get our new little one! (Susan with Yohannes 5/27/07)

We also got to eat lunch at "The Blue Nile," an Ethiopian restaurant on High Street (near Lane Avenue) in Columbus, OH. The service was MUCH faster that our local establishment! We ordered meat and vegetable sambusa since we knew Annika would eat them, Dora Wat (chicken legs and a hard boiled egg in a red pepper sauce), and Special Tibs (beef cubes with onions and peppers). It was all delicious, and we all enjoyed it!

Monday, we went to Dayton to celebrate William's mom, Marty's birthday with a cook-out! Tuesday, we went to see my Uncle John & Aunt Jane in Troy and had a pizza luau! Tuesday night, we had a spaghetti dinner at Dave & Liz's house! Wednesday, we had an 11 1/2 hour trip home.

We are glad to be home and will be back working on our homestudy and dossier items soon. It was nice to take a break and get away for a bit!

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