Friday, January 18, 2008

Travel dates!

We are scheduled to first hold our precious Jude on Monday, February 11th! We are planning to arrive in Addis on the 9th and then pace around for about 40 hours. I can't wait to pace! Now I need to start packing and organizing and doing all the stuff I was too terrified to do before. I'm a backpacker at heart (meaning I'm intensely loyal to the practice of not bringing anything, it really cuts down on the actually packing- a process I'm not stellar at) how do I pack for this? How much stuff does Jude really need? A bottle and books, right? Hmm...I have a lot to learn. Watch and laugh!

9 comments:

Lori said...

There are some great lists out there that I've seen for packing and tips etc... Let me know if you want a heads up on it and I'll forward. Does your agency send you a list of any sort??? February 11th!!! Darn, you'll be away when we get our referral on the 9th! We can celebrate when you return! OMG...you're leaving in three weeks - whoa!

Chelsea Bergeron said...

I am so excited for you guys!!!

Jillienne said...

I belong to overpackers anonymous so if you need any help I am sure that I can make sure you are ready for a blizzard in Ethiopia! :)

It is silly how excited that I am for you all!

Karen said...

Looking forward to learning how to pack for a baby with you!! :-)

Chris said...

SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU
BABIES NEED LOTS OF ONE THING
"ALL THE LOVE YOU CAN GIVE"
ALL OF THE REST COMES NATURALLY

Jocelyn said...

Wait, we need a bottle???? Hee, Hee...Welcome to the planning queen's comment, if you want my packing list, I'll send it:-) You just can't laugh!!!

J'Laine said...

We are planning to travel a week a head of time; before picking up our daughter...I understand you delema with packing. We may camp out a couple of days and the guide reminded me that we needed to bring a backpack. Yes, bring a backpack all the way to Ethiopia. I feel like I am packing my whole house up. Cannot wait to meet up with you guys.
take care,
jill

brotayjax said...

A hearty "CONGRATULTATIONS!" Traveling 3 weeks from today!!

I can't wait to meet you... although from watching your blog all these months, I feel like I already know you...

Alyson (Jocelyn's sister)

Jeni said...

This is so exciting to watch you get ready!! I'll be taking notes so that when it's our turn we'll be ready!! :)