Monday, December 3, 2012

the first few days....

Let's go back to the beginning.  Well, the beginning of the trip anyway. I am going to post the updates that I sent to our close friends and family.  That will be the best way to remember.  After many, many, many delays and court date changes, we had tickets for September 22.  I doubted we would board that plane but that morning I started to believe a little.

September 22, 2012
Hello all!
Well, after many, many delays, the day has finally come!  We are on our way to Uganda this morning!  We fly out of OKC and go to Atlanta. Then we head to Amsterdam at 5pm and then finally land in Entebbe on Sunday night.  The time difference is 8 hours so around 3pm Stillwater time on Sunday we will be getting off of the plane.

Here is our schedule for this week:
Saturday: leave for Uganda
Sunday night: arrive in Uganda
Monday: errands around Kampala, visit the embassy
Tuesday: drive to where Deacon is which is about a days drive
Wednesday: meet Deacon!
Thursday: court date where we will go in front of the judge to say we want to be Deacon's parents, then we wait for the judge's ruling, this could take one day or up to a week.
Once we get the positive ruling, we will head back to Kampala to start all of the medical and visa paperwork.

I hope to be able to update often. The first week our internet will be hard to find but when we are back in Kampala it will be much easier.

September 24, 2012
Hello all!
We made it safely to Mbarara today. We were able to run all of our errands this morning and then set off for the 4.5 hour drive.  We get to meet Deacon tomorrow! We will head to his home at 8am. It is around a 1.5 hour drive.  We are feeling good and getting sleep! Our big kids are doing great too!

And guess what, we had ANOTHER court change!  However, this one is okay. Our judge is sick so now we will have court in Kampala instead of Mbarara. I can handle that change!  We will meet Deacon tomorrow (Tuesday) then head back to Kampala on Wednesday for court on Thursday.

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