Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This is what it's all about....

We made it home and have slowly gotten over jetlag.  Ezra is doing great and is opening up more and more each day.  Can't believe how far we've come in a little over a week.  We landed in Springfield on Saturday night around 9:45pm and were lucky enough to have a great crowd of amazing friends & family waiting for us.  Below is our first "Family of 4" photograph.  Not too bad since three of us had been traveling for 34+ hours and the other one was up two hours past his bedtime.  We feel very blessed to have this picture.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Embassy date

It's official.  We leave this Thursday for Ethiopia.  Our Embassy Date is August 23rd.  We will be landing in Springfield on Saturday night, August 27th......with Ezra!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

72 hours?

Most people plan for International Travel for at least six (6) months.  Not this family.  We got news from the US Embassy in Addis Ababa that we are cleared from travel.  We spoke with our agency and have requested Embassy dates of August 22, 23 or 24th.....NEXT WEEK.  So that means there is a 99.9999% chance we are leaving on Thursday.  That's right, less than 72 hours from now we will probably be en route to Ethiopia.  This is the point where I realize all the planning/buying/packing/etc that Abby has been doing over the last couple of months pays off.  She's incredible.  Ari and Ezra are both very blessed to have her for a mother.  And I'm blessed to have her as my wife.  We woke up at 6:30 this morning to the email from Addis.  It's been a whirl-wind ever since.  Stay tuned.......

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Date: August 9, 2011 10:17:05 AM CDT
To: "Wasson, Roger and Abby"
Subject: Embassy Submission
Dear Wasson Family,

Congratulations! We just received word that your case was submitted to the US Embassy today.  Once they have reviewed your case and cleared your family for a visa interview we will be in contact with you about travel dates.

(Very excited, thankful and blessed.)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Instragram fun...

If you happen to follow me on twitter (@rogwasson) there's a really good chance you've already seen all of these.  

Fun @ Baby Judah's babyshower

Shopping with dad does have some perks.

Playing in "dert" under Papa's deck.

Post "dert" playing -- sponge bath courtesy of Grandma Erin.

And yes, he is still this happy 95% of the time.  Very lucky!