Monday, March 19, 2012

7 DAYS!!

One week!! I still can't believe we're only a week away from flying across the world to meet our newest daughter!

Although we've accomplished much around here, it seems there is so much left to do. We're hoping to have everything done and ready to go by Friday so we can have the weekend to spend time with our children. We haven't decided what we're going to do this weekend, but whatever it is, I'm hoping I can get through it without crying and just have fun! I still haven't cried yet and I'm wondering if I'm going to be the mom who bawls the last few days before we leave or if as soon as we sit down in our seats on the plane, it's going to be free flowing...I guess we'll see!

Packing has commenced and after repacking one of our suitcases 3 times now, I *think* I'm done with it. I'm having a hard time staying within the weight limit since we're only bringing 2 suitcases. Because of our food allergies, I was planning on bringing lots of food, but I'm quickly realizing that some things have got to go: / One suitcase has our meds and food so that means the other suitcase has to house our clothes, toiletries, and other odds and ends we're planning to bring. So as you can imagine, it's been quite a feat trying to make it all fit AND not go over the weight limit. I keep hearing "pack light", "pack LIGHT!", and I am packing light, at least compared to how my American self normally packs. I learned from my mom, who is the most prepared woman on the face of the earth no matter where we are. Seriously. We often joke in our family that whatever you need, and we mean whatever, that Mom has it! So, trying to make my brain realize that I don't actually need both Dayqu*l and Nyqu*l or a full bottle of both Adv*l and Tylen*l has been a challenge, to say the least. Anyway, I'm hoping I can pare down all the stuff and figure out how to get our luggage under the limit.

Today's mission: Go through all the stuff and get rid of whatever isn't absolutely necessary and try to pull most of the clothing we're bringing.

My goal is to post each day on our progress and what we're doing to get ready so stay tuned for tomorrow to see if I completed today's mission: )

1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I've been on a real computer to stop by your blog, so I haven't seen a picture of your baby girl until now! Cutie! Thanks for the invite to view the blog. And I don't know how to change the little picture that comes up by my name! It's one that went with a book blog I used to have. But figuring out techy stuff is literally the LAST thing I have time to do right now!! LOL! Paperchasing is life at the moment. :)