Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One Week Home

Greetings -
It is so hard to believe how quickly time is flying! We have been home as a family of 4 for a little over a week!!! Tariku and Teddy have picked up right where they left off. There is alot more noise in the Hammons house and alot more activity. Tariku is showing Teddy how to be American! We were not even home 24 hours and Tariku asked when we were taking him and Teddy to Disney World.
Teddy is handling the transition amazingly. He was not to sure (okay he HATED!!) the dogs the first night but by the second he was laughing at them and this past weekend he thought they should sleep with him instead of mommy and daddy. He has had the chance to see snow and sled. (I believe he will get more of that tomorrow!!!) He has been to the circus, Target and Toys R Us! He loves pizza just like Tariku and he listens to Tariku so very very well!
Tariku has taken on the role of big brother quite well. He loves to show Teddy new things and how to brush his teeth and where to put his clothes. They hug and laugh and fight just like I had hoped they would.
Teddy saw the peditrician on Monday and was a true CHAMPION with 4 shots and blood draws! We are currently waiting on appointments at Vanderbilt to see a neurologist, audiologist, and ENT. So we will be sure to share as those arise!
Thank you to everyone who has come along on this journey with us. Without each of you we would not be the family we are today!

Wishing you a Magical Day~

Monday, January 17, 2011

We are Home!!!!!!

Greetings ~
Well the journey to bring Teddy home has come to an end! We are pleased to tell you that Courtney and Teddy returned home to Nashville on Sat evening! I (Courtney) will be posting soon about the extended experience in Ethiopia!! Thank you to each and everyone of you for your prayers!!!

Wishing you a Magical Day ~

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Leaving AGAIN on a jetplane!

Greetings -
Okay so this trip surely came around a little quicker than anyone anticipated! But tomorrow afternoon I am off again to Ethiopia (a place that truly holds at least half my heart now!!) This time Kenneth will be staying home with Tariku and I will travel with Elle Mihnovich - a incredible 18 year old with the largest heart for Ethiopia! Why am I going back for the third time in 4 months! Well my friends that answer is simple TEDDY IS COMING HOME!! Yep we will be a complete family of 4 on Sat January 8th at 5:57pm!! If you are in the Nashville area we would love for you to come to the airport and see the reunion of Tariku and Teddy! Teddy and I will land at 5:57pm on United - we are coming in from Dulles! Cannot wait to share this journey with you all!

Wishing you a Magical Day~