Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again....

The truth is I really don't know when I'll be back again! =) My mom and I leave on Friday, June 18th for Ethiopia!!! We will get there Saturday afternoon and I could potentially be holding Easton on Sunday. I wonder why I'm writing this post at 4:30am. The plan is for Mom to be with me for 2 weeks and then Ryan will come for our court date (still unknown, bummer). I will travel on July 19th to Uganda for my Mission Trip and then back to Ethiopia a week later. I need to be back in the US mid-to-late August for Prenatal care but ideally I would bring Easton home with me. We will continue to "Wait Upon the Lord" to see what His timeline is!

Please pray for our safe travels, a glorious "metcha day" with Easton, open arms from our agency's in-country staff, and opportunities to teach and love on as many children as possible. Also, please keep Ryan in your prayers. We have never been separated and honestly since the day we met, we have spoken everyday. Neither one of us really like to be alone and we know that being on opposite sides of the world will be very challenging. Luckily, technology has given us Skype, AIM, and an International Phone (unfortunately, it's $2.99/minute)

Find Me! Ways to stay in touch while I'm in Ethiopia:
Facebook: Ashlie McFarland Fulmer
Skype: ashlie.fulmer
AIM: Ryanashlie

I'll do my best to keep the blog updated, it'll all depend on the internet connection.
With Love,


The Summers said...

wow. so cool. (i am not sure how I found you blog but we are adopting to so you know how it goes) what will you be doing in Ethiopia with your mom for first 2 weeks?

Ryan and Ashlie said...

Hi Summer's family!
We will probably spend most of our time at our adoption Agency's Transition home with our baby Easton! I have many families that have asked me to meet their children, photograph and video them. We will do that during the first 2 weeks. We are leaving our schedule very open to see how God uses us. We aren't sure about which "cultural" things will pop up but hopefully we will get to see the real Ethiopia. It's an adventure for sure! =) Stay tuned!

Real Simple said...

your in our prayer sister in Christ. I will gather some goods and get them to your mom by Wed. I am so excited. I will continue to read your blog and keep up on you guys. Saw you tonight..rubbing your other belly baby. ahhh. you look precious. I love you guys (your mom is a precious friend of mine). HUGS, until we see the dedication of Easton our prayers will always be "we will wait upon the Lord". Remember that song Keith sang when we all went to Navajo the first year...we are all Orphans...but God has adopted all who call upon His name! So therefore...there are no more orphans when you know Jesus....(does that make sense?)
Hey you all should have another Ben and Jerry...a we will be together celebration quart!!! hugs!