Monday, September 19, 2011

Trips to Kampala

These past few days have been a bit crazy.  Chad, Nancy, and Nolen arrived in Kampala on Friday night.  I got up at 5 am on Saturday and drove into the city with the girls.  It takes at least 2 hours to drive from Jinja to Kampala.  It is not very far distance wise but there is no interstate here in Uganda.  There is one road between the 2 cities and everyone takes that road.  The drive is interesting the first time but gets old very quickly.  I have been vomitted on, peed on, and pooped on all on this stretch of road.  There are no bathrooms and therefore no stopping.  This does not make for a child friendly trip.  The drive allows for you to get to see a bit of the country.  You pass sugar cane plantations, tea plantations, and through a rainforest.
Saturday we had our meeting at the lawyers office.  She prepared us for court.  We did not meet the parents of the girls there like we had thought.  It was a very long day.  We were at the lawyers office for a total of 3.5 hours with four toddlers.  After that we returned to Jinja Chad and Nancy got settled in.
Sunday we went to church and were able to distribute more headbands.
Monday morning Chad, Holly, H, & L went to Kampala again.  There we took care of a bunch of different paperwork.  We had their passport photos taken, the girls had physicals including TB tests, and we visited the U.S. embassy.  All of this is to help us get out of here as quickly as possible after court.


A few of the other adopting families had some ladies come by the guest house to have their girls hair weaved.  They had some of the older girls get twists in their hair.  Sadie watched the ladies very closely and wanted dearly to have hers done.  I asked her what color hair she wanted and of coarse she said pink.  The lady said she could do pink so I figure why not.  There are worst things in life than looking ridiculous.  I only wanted a little pink put on the top of Sadie's hair.  Sadie had a different opinion.  I now have a child with bright pink hair.  People already stare at the little white girl, now they are really going to stare at her.  Sadie loves her pink hair, she sees herself as a beautiful pink princess.


  1. LOVE the hair! That's awesome:) We'll be there in 1 week!!!!

  2. She IS a beautiful pink princess! ;) Love reading your tale, Holly!

  3. I love it!! The pink hair is GREAT!!!

  4. There is nothing wrong with pink hair. I remember several of us having pink hair in March of 2010. I have pics to prove it!

    Love ya,


  5. Praying, thrilled, excited for you and your family Holly! Come home soon with those babies! Can't wait to see them in person!

  6. HI my name is Stephanie. Came across your blog. Our family is also adopting from Kampala, Uganda. Are you adopting from "loving hearts babies home"? just curious..we are adopting from there and are waiting for our little boy. We are #15 on the waiting list. Four months is a long time to be away from home. I know you must have encouraging and not so encouraging days. You are pressing in and the center of God's heart. He is sovereign over every day you are there with your girls. I pray that you will be able to come home soon and begin life together in Nashville with your family of 6. May the Lord strengthen you with his might for the work ahead of you. Blessings!