Monday, June 30, 2008

Beginning Planning...

I know we still have a way to go until we get our referral but I just can't help but get more and more excited every day. Today is really the first day that I have been home since summer school got out. Friday, I had a Dr. appt. and then Sara and I took Brennen for his FIRST birthday photo shoot. (I'll post those soon!) I've been checking email and catching up and just can't believe how fast the day is going by. I'm so use to being in "high-gear" that this has been very nice.

Today I set up a Skype account. We still need to get a web cam and headset. I want to get our families and friends who are interested set up now before the referral. That will be one less thing to do from referral to travel. It really is simple though. I'm posting this here to let family and friends know what we are up to and if you decide to join us on Skype, just let us know.

I found these at Wal Mart yesterday and picked them up for the trip. They were 97 cents and have a $1 coupon on the back for Hefty bags so really they will end up being free. I am sure we need these for packing.

There are so many details to think about. When I talked to Mei, she suggested doing some of the stuff now. So here we are. We are going to go ahead and talk to our bank about how much notice they need to exchange our money for new money for the trip. I'm also beginning to make a packing list. She said that our guide will be able to help us find a local person to do our laundry that will be tons cheaper than using the hotel.

She also said that we will be staying at the White Swan because that is one of the agency's traditions. We were told that the hotel was closing in 2008 for renovations but so far they have not. I am really glad they make all the travel arrangements for us. Our travel fee includes all meals as well. Of course, if we chose to eat other than the arrangements we will have to pay for it.

Susan, Riz and Sophia are back from China and she has been filling us with great advice! Scott and Hope are in China now! They have Izabella already! I just LOVE watching the magic happen! I can't wait until it is our turn. I find myself emotional over the whole process. I tear up often and just know I'll be a wreck when it is our turn. Mei told me that she would waiting patiently if I cried when she calls! I just went ahead and told her to expect it! I've never been a great list person but I'm about to change that!

1 comment:

Sophia's Mama said...

anything you need you just ask I will help in hwatever way I can. Your time is coming hang on...