Thursday, November 19, 2009

Leaving on a Jetplane....

Yay!!! Whaooo Hooo!!!

In 12 hours time we will be loading up the back of Amy's truck and heading to SeaTac Airport to embark on the biggest chapter of this "Great Adventure" yet. It does floor me how much busy work was involved in getting ready to go on this particular trip, while simultaneously nesting to the nth degree. But... I am ready. As ready as I'm ever going to be anyway. (With many many thanks to an amazing community of friends and family)

Stacy and I gathered the last of the donations and managed to easily fill all our bins. Keeping within the designated weight is somewhat challenging, but with the bathroom scale and some minor reshuffling of things, I think we mastered it.

We have 250lbs of straight donations -- a combination of formula, diapers, bottles, medicine, diaper wipes, bumbo seats, toiletry items, and a few clothes. The remaining 50lbs are for gifts, Maeve's accessory items, and just a few things we'll need over the week. We managed to get all of our clothes, including Maeve's, in our carry-on's. I think we did pretty well...

So, Stacy is promising to look at the video camera en route and maybe figure out how to operate it. No pressure here... I mean, it is only the biggest moment of my life thus far. ha.




Getting the bins all secured... drilling holes to ziptie them locked.


The loot minus our carry-ons, which are rather impressive in of themselves.



Tune in next week... I'll have a very cute 6 month old to show off!

5 comments:

emily v. said...

cheering you on! So excited to see pictures of your precious little one! Blessings-
EV

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M.K.A.W. said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

The McBrides said...

ok, you take the cake on the most luggage...i'm sure! awesome! and I CANT WAIT to see this wonderwoman...Stacy in action... ! C U in amsterdam!

missy said...

happy trails...can't wait to see your next post!

hazel said...

Well done on all your donations!! Have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to see you with your daughter!!