So the courier went to the Ethiopian Embassy to personally see that our passports were stamped and ready to send off. I guess he didn't actually watch them being mailed off, because THEY'RE STILL THERE! UGH! We've been able to track the package because we went through UPS and after stalking their website with no new information, we emailed the courier. Liam practically begged him to please help us get our passports ASAP. We leave next Friday! The courier went back to the embassy, and sure enough, there were our passports just sitting there as though we have all the time in the world. Long story short, he's mailing them today and says that we should have them by Monday. PLEASE pray that this will be the case. If not, we're going to have to look into cancelling our flights! They weren't cheap and we can't afford to throw away the money since we'll need it to book future flights. I think I'm going to be sick. We mailed our passports and visa applications more than a month ago. The Embassy's website says that it take 2-3 days to process applications. REALLY?!? This is WAY too close for my comfort.