We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Friday, July 15, 2011


I was planning on keeping updated every day because the days tend to blend in together and I forget things but the internet in Ethiopia had different ideas.  We did not have any internet in country at all Wednesday night and a great deal of Thursday.  So here is the update for Wednesday day 3 from what I can remember.  It may end up being mostly pictures since we are currently towards the end of day 5 while I am writing this :)

Wednesday we decided that it was going to be a pretty low key day.  We had been pretty busy since we got here so wanted to just relax.  Aliya also really needs a nap in the afternoon and going out to lunch with the group doesn't allow for that.  We ended up just playing upstairs in our room and downstairs in the lobby most of the morning.  We had a make shift lunch of crackers, peanut butter, spicy tuna, beef jerkey and granola bars (not all together).  After lunch we all laid down for a 2 hour nap and then went back downstairs to the lobby to play some more.  There really isn't anything to do down in the lobby but it's different scenery from our room and we can go outside and play soccer, play with balloons and blow bubbles.

This is the first night we really saw her be silly too.  I can't seem to find any pictures of it but it was hilarious to see her funny faces and funny personality come out.  It was kind of a mommy day so dad didn't get a whole lot of attention.  Aliya did get to bed at a good time though and had a great night's sleep.