Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Playtime Fun!

Here are a few pics of Micah playing at home! He is really doing very well adjusting to WI life! We heard back from his doctor today that all his tests came back good...he is a healthy little guy. He is a little small weight wise, but that was to be expected! I am sure with all he has been eating, he will catch up in no time! Grandma and Grandpa Meyer came over to visit last night and he got some more clothes ( since he is needing 9 months and we were planning on 12 !) and some toys! Tonight he got to meet the neighbors (Matt, Sarah and Evan), he was waving and gave a few high fives. They brought a home made Chicken Pot-pie along..can not wait to eat that tomorrow! Thank you to everyone for the well wishes and gifts that have been pouring in. We are truly blessed!! Merry Christmas to all!!! ~Melissa

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Journey of a Lifetime

There were so many life changing events on our journey to Africa, it is hard to put everything into words. We were able to spend 1 week getting to know the people and culture of Ethiopia and it was all very inspiring. While there, we were able to do some shopping, go for a cultural dinner show, visit 2 historical museums, went on a day trip to Sodore and enjoyed the beautiful country along the way. We also were able to bring Micah to church with us on Sunday...talk about breath taking. It is amazing how even songs that we sing all the time at our church here in the US can take on a whole new meaning when sung among the people of such a struggling but strong and proud people. I was brought to tears thinking of the gift that we had been given and reminded of the pain his mother must have went through when she chose to give him a better life, to give us a son. We are loving being Micah's parents and know that this journey and everything that has been involved has been a true gift from God!
We tried to capture a lot of our journey through photos, so that we can share Micah's country with him. Here is a link to those pictures, enjoy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/troeds14
God Bless ~Melissa

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sorry to have kept you all waiting....

We have arrived back safe and sound and are trying to get settled in! Micah is doing wonderful..he is a very happy baby. He had his first doctor appointment today and we think everything looks good. He did manage to give Scott and I his cold, so we were all started on antibiotics today and should be good to go soon. Here are a few pics for now. I will post more about our journey soon! God Bless!!! ~Melissa

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Journey to Micah

I can not believe that we are leaving for Ethiopia in 26 hours!!! We are flying from Appleton to Chicago, then to Frankfurt and finally ending in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We will arrive in Ethiopia at 8:30 PM their time on Monday, which would be 11:30 AM here. I am not sure if we will be able to update from Addis, but we will try!!! We are returning to Oshkosh on Tuesday the 16th of December and will for sure post updates then!Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes.~Melissa

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We just got an email copy of Micah's passport and finally found out his birthday. Well, we had been told that his birthday was sometime in February 2008 and that court would issue him a date when we passed. They issued him the birth date of November 25th, 2007. So it looks like we missed his first birthday, but there will be many more to come!!! We also got to see an updated picture on his passport and he has TONS of hair...So cute! Can't wait to share pics with everyone soon. ~Melissa

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas gift

This year when you are trying to think of what to buy that person who has everything...think Toms!

I am getting a pair from my Favorite Mother In Law (even if she was not my only MIL, she would still be my fave!). ~Melissa

Monday, December 1, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane!

We just got confirmation that our embassy appointment will be December 11th! That means that we will be leaving this Sunday!!! I can not believe all Agitu and the staff at BFAS have done to make sure that our family would be home together for Christmas! We are so blessed to have them in our lives and completing this journey with us. Now I better get packing! ~Melissa