The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

Happy Reading and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Referral!!!

We are hoping that you all had a happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

INDEED-- it's been an awesome trip. First a fabulous week in London etc.. just popping around from restaurant to restaurant eating at each ethinic local we could find- (eating our way around the world with out leaving London one could say).

Then we travelled to Jim and Han's house in Norway for some much needed family time. Last night we gathered together some of our friends and we hosted a Murder Mystery night. Having no idea what we were doing - but we were all dressed up in 1940's clothing. Dagim our Ethiopian friend is here- he was dressed in a full tux as a very eligible and handsome rich bachelor, Denis with cigar in mouth wearing a sports coat pretending to be a rich movie producer- and I a famous actress that was pregnant - and the guy that I had an affair with- (whose kid I was carrying was just killed). Den's brother Jim was dressed like a woman (hysterical-as it was his first time in a dress-so he says-ha ha)- The girls were all giving him "how to walk in heels" lessons-laugh. Hans was dressed up like a comedian with one of those bright red sponges on his nose. There were past prime child movie stars, import and export businessmen- all in Character.

In the middle of this warped and hysterical scene of this crazy game- Jim's phone rang. And you can now guess why I'm emailing you. Denis and received a referral. Hiding in the bathroom from the noise-we found out the following details:

We'd like to introduce you to our "children":
Habtamu born on 10.13.2005, and his sister Debritu born on 10.23.2007.

We have to wait until the 5th or 6th to complete any paperwork because all offices are closed and then we are flying on Monday-Tufts says their medical report loos good so far- on .....we are so excited .....

Happy New Year to you all!!!!

Hugs and Love you all,
Kimberly and Denis

Sunday, December 28, 2008

England 2008

Hope that you all are having a happy holiday season.

Denis and I spent last week in England (London, Bath and Windsor). We discovered Hemsley's toy store (the entire store), saw the changing of the guard at windsor castle- of course we then pretended to march like soilders for the rest of the day, drank the water at the ancient bath house as part of the tour ( in Bath) only to find ourselves pooping our brains out in the public restrooms at the end of the tour.

I'm in the process of updating our snapfish photos- so by tomorrow you should be able to see the photos on

I'll send along the Christmas updates shortly.

Hugs and Peace to you all.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

it's "beginning to look a lot like Christmas".... GRIN....

Not much this morning for accumulation-but this morning we received our first snow. So, of course, we had fun with it!!! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we are getting ready for the holiday's- one week in London (business) and a couple of weeks in Norway with family.

I'll post again before we leave...

Meme Stevens- Beautiful Song- get Kleenex

Oh the places I've Been (and might go again)