Friday, October 19, 2012

T- 5 days and counting!

I can not believe the time has come to go to China once again for our little guy! It seems surreal. But the checks have been written and the plane tickets are in hand so it is very real! Up until today I was super calm. As a matter of fact many of my friends have called and commented on how calm I am. But today has been another story! I am FINALLY freaked out! It all started when I went to the bank to get the clean $100 bills. They told me it would take 2 days and I even questioned that since it was so fast but they said that was right. I went into today and now they say it takes a week!!! Thats a problem since we leave Wednesday! They are trying to get it and I should know by tomorrow if I have to start visiting different banks! So after freaking out I decided to drop Jaden off at the neighbor's, covered in chocolate ice cream and do some last minute running around ALONE! Now all the prescriptions are filled, OTC meds are bought and many coloring books are now packed in kiddie backpacks! Oh and remember that room renovation that Rusty started on 4 weeks before we leave for China? Well it didn't get done! But I guess its a good thing because now my dinning room looks like this...
My dinning room is now packing central! So far the only thing I have packed is Warren! Oh and of course 5 shirts for myself! And these two little things too...
The kids' backpacks are packed and ready to go. Now to keep Jaden out of her's until the trip! And yesterday was proof to me that we are going on a trip. When I get stressed I get clumsy! So of course yesterday I fell! I landed on my knee which is now black and blue and swollen! Luckily nothing is broken but it hurts like crazy. I am hoping it is better before that long flight! So the next few days will be filled with packing and stressing! I plan on keep this blog updated while we are in China, plan being the key word! :-) We leave Ohio on 10/24 at the crack of dawn and fly to Chicago. We have a 3 1/2 hour layover and then our flight takes off for Beijing around noon. We will get to Beijing at 2:30pm on Friday their time. On Sunday we will fly to Warren's province and have our Gotcha day the following day! Then later in the week we fly to Guangzhou. We will take the train to Hong Kong on 11/9 and then fly to Chicago 11/10. We will FINALLY get in Columbus at 6:30pm 11/10! Luckily Jaden will be getting home the day before she turns 4! Rusty on the other hand will turn 39 in China! We are all so excited to meet our son and brother!

1 comment:

  1. So, so exciting! I'm so happy for all of you and can't wait to read updates on your trip. Wishing you safe and comfortable travels.