Comments on: Ethiopia http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:24:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-403075 Rachel Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:38:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-403075 We adopted our lovely daughter from Ethiopia. It is an amazing country. We absolutely fell in love with it during our stay. I know you will too!

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By: Gretel Patch http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-396149 Gretel Patch Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:50:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-396149 We had the unexpected adventure of calling Djibouti home for two whole years before adopting our son from Ethiopia.

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By: Something to think about this Christmas ... | nomorepastrami http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-396112 Something to think about this Christmas ... | nomorepastrami Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:56:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-396112 [...] of facts and figures that you may glaze over, look at these photos and then read DesignMom’s ‘dispatches from Ethiopia’ . Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom is one of the bloggers recently sent to Ethiopia by ONE [...]

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-396043 jen Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:25:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-396043 I understood the capital of Djibouti to be Djibouti [city.] So, for the record, I’m pretty sure it is a CITY as well as a country. It was a long standing question/joke of a college friend of mine. Trivia stuff…

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-395137 Sara Wed, 10 Oct 2012 04:46:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-395137 We live in Ethiopia! In Addis Ababa so this makes me smile that you are getting to experience what is our home town. We work with the US Embassy here. It’s a wonderful country, great food, warm beautiful children. You just missed Meskel which is the most amazing Ethiopian Orthodox Christian celebration.

http://www.ouryuppielife.blogspot.com/2012/09/ethiopian-meskel-celebration.html

Have a wonderful trip. I hope you get out of Addis as the countryside is just wonderful!

Sara

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-395029 Laura Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:17:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-395029 Here’s a frivolous comment after the serious ones. . . where did you get that shirt? So unique yet classic! The whole outfit for that matter, including the simple necklace!?? Maybe you won’t have time to answer, but if you do, I’d love it!

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By: ONE | ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Arrival and first impressions http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394987 ONE | ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Arrival and first impressions Tue, 09 Oct 2012 02:32:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394987 [...] The ONE staff has put together a thoughtful, detailed itinerary which takes us into Addis and beyond. Starting tomorrow I’ll share these site visits with you along with pictures by our official photographer, Karen Walrond. For more first impressions of Ethiopia, visit Mom-101, Boston Mamas and Design Mom. [...]

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By: Robin k http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394952 Robin k Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:54:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394952 Just signed up. You’re amazing and wonderful, Gabby!

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By: Ann http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394942 Ann Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:43:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394942 I think you should get a compassion badge! What a beautiful opportunity! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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By: findingmagnolia http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394938 findingmagnolia Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394938 I recognize that hotel walkway! We stayed at a small guest house during our month in Addis to adopt our sweet Zinashi, but we walked that same path many times when we wanted reliable Internet service. I’ve got many good memories of walking the grounds, keeping our busy three year old occupied.

Ethiopia is special to us because both of our daughters are Ethiopian (our second, Elvie, came home with us just three months ago), but it is a marvelous place regardless of whether you have personal connections there. I hope your visit is amazing.

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By: Jen I http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394931 Jen I Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:20:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394931 How fantastic! Have a great trip. Be careful – Ryan stayed there in one of the nicest hotels and got bed bugs. I met him at the door with a big trash bag and just threw his backpack and all it’s contents away! He also got his wallet stolen. Oh, and I’m sure did great things too like help a lot of people regain vision. And went to some stone churches(?) that he said were one of the most amazing things he’s ever seen. Have a great time!

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By: elz http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394928 elz Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:16:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394928 Djibouti is my girls favorite Afrcian country! 3 years ago my then 1st grader had to learn ALL the countries of the world and their placement and brought home the gem of Djibouti to share with her sister. They say it all the time; it is apparently quite hilarious. I don’t mind too much, as long as they are learning. I’m surprised none of your kids found it as funny when they learned African countries in school.

Have an amazing trip. Karen is one of my favorite people ever.

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By: Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394927 Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:48:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394927 How fun! Gretel Patch lived in Djibouti for a few years! And I believe their little boy they adopted from Ethiopia, if I’m not mistaken. But I could be mistaken. I think I’d probably outdo you in geography mistakes! bisous

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394926 Sarah Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:19:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394926 I took a brief look at their website, and it’s hard to tell exactly what is accomplished by signing up to become a “one mom”. Perhaps you already have plans to elaborate, but a future post about exactly what a stay-at-home mom in the US can do through this organization would be great.

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By: Gina http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394914 Gina Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:47:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394914 I will follow carefully! What an experience!!

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394913 Stephanie Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:44:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394913 You look so gorgeous in that candid!

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By: Brenna @ Almost All The Truth http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394907 Brenna @ Almost All The Truth Mon, 08 Oct 2012 04:17:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394907 That photo of you surely shows the epitomy of pure joy. I love ONE and hope this trip is amazing for all involved.

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By: Azra http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394905 Azra Mon, 08 Oct 2012 03:51:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394905 You look so happy.

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By: Cheltz http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394904 Cheltz Mon, 08 Oct 2012 03:41:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394904 I once watched a documentary about Africa, and was very surprised at how beautiful Ethiopia is. Who knew? I mean I guess I’m a jerk for assuming the whole, entire continent was either the Kalahari or Sahara desert :).

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By: allysha http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/ethiopia/comment-page-1/#comment-394901 allysha Mon, 08 Oct 2012 02:54:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=24213#comment-394901 You look so happy and beautiful! I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time.

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