Thursday, March 25, 2010

Favorite Foto Friday (or whatever you call it)

I have come to grips with the fact that Photos are going to be all I post until I get a hang of this babyhood lifestyle again! Anyway the photos are darling, favorite and fabulous. Grace is fitting right in, she's got lots of McMillan "spunk".

Friday, March 19, 2010

For your viewing pleasure...

I don't have time to post a lot, mommyhood of a baby is harder than I remember! Grace Demot is doing wonderfully and I am recovering from jetlag and lots of loving visitors very slowly... I am posting some cute pictures for now and will post more later.

Monday, March 15, 2010

We are home!

Yes we made it and I just want to say I love Ethiopia! What a gift to go to this country. Demot is doing great she loves me and the kids and is warming up to Shane. I will post more tomorrow finding spare time is hard with a baby and I forgot that! I am loving every minute of it, except the lack of sleep. Thanks to Morgan for posting while I was gone, I love ya girly girl. Pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Updates from Ethiopia.... By Morgan

Hi Everyone!
This is Morgan, Ambers Daughter. My mom is super busy with Demot so I am writing in her place. We just got off the phone with my mom and we all think it is the best thing in the world to say goodnight when she says good morning because of the time change. As we spoke with her, we could hear Grace singing in the background. My mom set her down for a second and she was just screaming on the phone! She is just so cute already and I haven't seen her in person. A week and a half and I will be able to hold her in my arms.

My mom wanted me to update on a few things that have gone on the past couple of days. She told me she went to go get a TV with sister Almaz (sorry for the spelling). They got the TV, but needed a VCR/DVD player so they could play videos. They were going to be charged $300 for one and that just was too much. You can get them here in the U.S. for like $30. My grandma and mom, also, have been extremely emotional (sorry guys for any added info I wasn't supposed to add). The whole experience has been humbling. With all the poverty and people on the streets, I don't blame her for crying. Amber is extremely grateful to have her mother, Marilyn, by her side through the whole adventure. She has been super supportive and so kind and loving in everything. Well, that's all for now!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mom in Ethiopia Entry #1

Ok Morgan and I are going to attempt a blog post from Ethiopia! Here goes Morgan.

The flight was not as long as I thought, actually I think Mom and I survived it quite well. Finding our luggage was a hoot and talk about chaos. We found our driver who was holding a sign that said "Amber McMillan" Yebsabi Guest House. He had been waiting for 3 hours for us. Would that happen in the states? NO! Our room at Yebsabi wonderful. Yes, dogs bark and roosters crow and people party all night but its clean and big and we have our own bathroom!

After we got cleaned up yesterday we were picked up to go to the care center to get Demot. what a day that was and I will post more when I get home but for now just know that she is AMAZING beyond belief. I love her so much. After we left the care center Demot cried very hard for about 1.5 hours, I felt so bad for her, I could tell she was terrified and her little heart was breaking. All she has known for 9 months is that care center and now here she is with two women she does not even know. I also think she is getting a bad cold. Sister Almaz said she is getting a bad flu... hmmm great. She ate rice cereal and had 2 bottles I think she was starving. She is awake now sitting on Nonny's lap - well now she is snoring so I guess she likes to be held (good yipeeeeee). That is all for now I am journaling in a notebook and will write it all down when I get home, I don't want to forget one second of this trip.