Remember that time that I told you that our last name is confusing. My "space or no space" post was a foreshadow of what happened this past week. Our name has really confused the heck out of people in Ethiopia and rightly so, since Dave and I are even confused about it :) This past week two things happened, both with our last name.
1. We received a copy of his birth certificate and his name on it was "Fraol David Winkle." They forgot the Van. I learned that there aren't enough spaces on their page to put Van Winkle (with a space) so they are going to change it to VanWinkle (without a space). I'm pretty sure they don't have names with a space in them in Ethiopia. Also, his birth certificate photo is one of my favorite pictures. I can't stop looking at it, seriously.
2. I got an email saying the US Embassy in Ethiopia couldn't locate our file in their database. After being slightly panicked and a few phone calls we figured out that it was "Van Minkle" in their system.
Sorry Ethiopia for such a confusing name. All that to say, I totally jinxed us!