As for a family update - we are finding our rhythm as a family of five. We have been home for two weeks and I am just starting to feel like myself again. It was tough shaking jet lag coming home! Indigo is enthusiastically embracing her sister now which is making life much easier. We are so in love with Evie and it feels like we're settling into a routine. We are so happy to all finally be together!
Addis Ababa - New Flower
Our social worker frequently says that one of the best gifts that adoptive parents can give their children is to have a love and respect for their birth country and birth culture. We wholeheartedly agree! Adopting from Ethiopia makes that a piece of cake. We absolutely fell in love with the country and the people. The capital city, Addis Ababa, means "New Flower" in Amharic. And for good reason! The flowers there are amazing. We were told that many of the annuals that we plant in the US are native to Ethiopia. So in this post, I thought I would share some videos of the beautiful gardens at the Toukoul Guest House where we stayed.