Sunday, June 7, 2009

Something free!!?!

Well, T-Mobile just made my day! Our plan was adjusted so that we can make internationals calls from Africa and it didn't cost a thing to add that option! Granted, it is $1.99/minute from Rwanda and $2.99/minute from Ethiopia, but at least we now have the capabilities do make that call!
We also had fun with a gift card to Old Navy this week (BTW all mens stuff is 1/2off) looking for appropriate "Africa" travel gear- you know, skirts below the knee, light weight guys pants. The conservative stuff. Not so easy to find but still fun to think we're getting so close...
Also got a helpful email from a fellow adoptive family that took their biological children with them (ages 4 and 7); besides providing encouragement they also had great suggestions for the journey and NO regrets at all that they took their whole family. This reiterated what Ryan and I feel- the four of us are a team and we do this as a family. Plus, I really think that if we have a toddler that is anxious about leaving his/her familiar home of the orphanage, that Molly and Blake (esp Moll's she is a little mama!) will be a comfort to their new siblings and help with the bonding.

4 comments:

  1. We are taking our kids as well who are 5 and 8. Would you mind forwarding me the email that you received? Or copy and pasting the info. My email is ashleysmith@brightok.net. Who knows, maybe we will travel together! You all are a bit ahead of us but you never know. It would be a great support for the kids!

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  2. Kara, We are new to AWAA Rwanda program, but I have been visiting your blog and am prating that you get a referral soon! My husbandis a missions pastor and travels internationally often. In terms of phone calls, he says that if your phone is "unlocked" for international calls, then you should be able to buy a local sim card in Rwanda/Ethiopia and insert in your phone that will get you rates of more like 35-50 cents/minute. Please e-mail if none of this makes sense and you want to know more! readyrev@gmail.com. Chase and Laura

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  3. Hi! I Just Found your blog- God Bless your journey! My husband and I just mailed our complete dossier to Rwanda today- yipee!
    But we are torn about whether or not to take our 2yr old daughter with us when the Big Day finally arrives. I would love to hear what your friends said about traveling with their kids if you don't mind sending it. My name is Jen, my husband Bill- jenmjones@gmail.com I'd love to hear from you! God Bless, Jen and Bill

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