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Friday, December 22, 2006

And We're Off

It is a zoo around our house right now. Of course, we have had a long list of things to do before we travel, and most of them have gotten done. But a few haven't. One very important thing was making sure that our video camera would download to our computer so that we could post videos on our blog. Well, guess what? This hasn't been done until now and we are missing some docking station that is required for our camera that is a couple of years old. Justin doesn't know where this station mysteriously disappeared to, so he is currently at the store getting us a camera that will work. So at 7:40 pm the night before we travel, this is getting taken care of.

Justin travels a lot, so packing is no issue to him. He has basically not even started packing. It is making me crazy, but he is cool as a cucumber. I have all of my clothes laid out and am waiting for him to get his ready so that we can try and get both of our stuff into one bag. It is never going to happen. Lucy's bag is packed. It contains all of the baby stuff and the gifts and her clothes. It weighs 65 lbs and 70 is the limit. We are going to have to pay the fine for it being over 50 lbs, but at this point, who cares?

I feel like our gifts for the nannies, directors, etc. are totally inadequate. We are trying to show our appreciation to these people for caring for our daughter for the first 5 months of her life. Does scented lotion and pen sets really show that?? It doesn't to me, but we are just trying to go off of the "suggested gift list". I just don't like our gifts. Did any of you who have already travelled feel this way???? Ugh.

I am going to miss my dogs so much it breaks my heart. I have been loving on them all day. They totally know that something major is going on. They are really needy and any time I have my shoes on they about kill themselves jumping on my leg trying to get me to pick them up. They are staying with my parents while we are gone and they will be very well cared for. I am just going to miss them so much.

Okay, the next time you hear from me will most likely be from Tokyo for our overnight layover. We leave Dallas tomorrow at noon and fly directly into Tokyo. We spend the night and then fly into HCMC the next morning. We spend the night in HCMC and then are off to Danang on the 26th. I can't wait to post pictures of us holding Lucy. Our G&R is scheduled for December 28th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our little family of soon to be 3!!!!!!!!

17 comments:

Sara said...

Kelly,
I think that I am looking forward to seeing your pictures of Lucy more than I am looking forward to Christmas! Much love to the three of you, from the three of us in Boston.
Mommy + Daddy + Lucy Elise = One Happy Family!
Love,
Sara, Jeff & Lucy Elise

Rachel said...

I'm really looking forward to your posts from Vietnam. I cannot wait to see a family picture! I will say a prayer for safe and uneventful flights. Oh and that you can get everything into your suitcase, too!

As far as the gifts go...I felt the same thing when we traveled for our oldest daughter. But her nanny loved the lotion & accessories we bought her. I'm sure what you are giving will be wonderful and much appreciated!

Heather and Michael said...

Yeah! Can't wait to follow along!

Ryan and Heather said...

YAY! I'm so happy and excited for you! I can't wait to follow your journey to bring Lucy home-the best Christmas present anyone could ever want. Good luck with everything, have a safe trip and post as often as you can!

Destination Motherhood said...

Have a safe trip, cannot wait to hear about it. Don't forget to pass along tips for us waiting parents. :)

Ange said...

Yeah! I hope you have a wonderful time, and post lots, I can't wait to follow your journey.

Cara said...

I am so happy for you! What a blessed Christmas gift. I wish you safe travels!

Jenny and Matt said...

I am so happy for you.
Have a great trip and we all ca't wait to see pictures of a whole baby (not just a sneak peek at an eye or a nose!).
Very merry Christmas!!

Laurie said...

Wow Kelly, I can't believe the time is finally here! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the pictures of you guys holding Lucy. I know how hard it is to leave your furry babies, but it sounds like they'll be in good hands. Have a very Merry Christmas and I can't wait to follow your journey!

Jo said...

I can hardly wait to see full pictures of Lucy. Have a safe trip and I already know you will have a Merry Christmas!!

jenn said...

Hooray it is the day!
Best wishes to you getting here. I would love to meet you in person, but I still am holding onto that slim hope that I MIGHT make my flights out on the 29th. If not perhaps we can meet after New Years.
Can't wait to see full pics of your angel!

jjm said...

Yeah! It's time for you to meet Ms. Lucy! I'm SO excited and very much look forward to your posts from Vietnam, with or without video. Merry Christmas and here's to a safe journey!

Sherri Puckett said...

I am going to miss my Ellie too. See you in Vietnam!!!!

mommy magallanes said...

You're going to be with your daughter so soon. I'm so happy for you. Have a safe trip.

LaLa said...

YAY..I can't wait to see Lucy in your arms! We will be following along with you and Sherri. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy those first precious moments as a family.

Brenda said...

Thanks for sending me the link to your blog - its so well done! Wishing you lots of safe wishes on your travel - I know it is all going to be so wonderful! Looking forward to seeing pics of your family of 3!!
Brenda

Brenda said...

Have a safe and healthy trip! Can't wait to hear about your first moments with your Lucy!