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Friday, January 21, 2011

From Friends...

One word. WOW. I am blown away by the generosity my friends have shown over the last few weeks. I put out a message that we were taking donations to the orphanage in Ethiopia and this is what my dining room table now looks like:
Stuff came from friends in El Paso. I got boxes in the mail from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Wisconsin!
Matthew 25:40, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Monday, January 17, 2011

ONE more week!!!

Time is flying bye. We leave one week from today. I feel like I have a lot to do before then. Since today is MLK day, Jason had a four day weekend. (one of the many things I love about the army!) We took advantage of that and went up to Ruidoso to ski. We drove up early Friday morning, skied all day, and then hit up the Dream Catcher for dinner. They cater a lot of the marriage retreats we do up there and always treat us well. Yesterday was church and relaxing at home. Jason watched football. I worked on Levi's nursery. And, we finally put the crib together.

My list of things to do this week included getting our vaccinations. Somehow I missed that step. I like to pride myself on how detailed I am...but this one got overlooked. Luckily we caught it in time and the immunization clinic on post can take us as a walk-in tomorrow morning.

Well, I'm off to do some cleaning and organizing. The donations have over taken my dining room!! But I need to start working on getting that stuff packed!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Countdown is On!!

We leave for Ethiopia in 2 short weeks!! I'm excited. anxious. nervous. excited. happy...

I tend to stress out before I take any kind of trip. This trip has me a little more stressed out. I am constantly thinking of things about the trip. And I sometimes get a little panicked over certain items. Like the other day, I thought, on my gosh! Where are our passports? My heart started racing...and then in the next breath I remembered exactly where they are. Yesterday morning I woke up around 6 thinking about what I was going to wear on the plane.

So, with that being said, the next two weeks are going to be long. Especially because more than anything, I am ready to meet my son. Saying those words almost seem surreal. In 2 weeks, I'll be traveling around the world and will get to hold my precious baby. I can't wait to kiss his cheeks. To tell him Mommy loves him. To hold him tight. Jason's ready too. He doesn't get all worked up like I do, but he's ready...I can tell.

I just hope Levi is ready...his little world is about to be rocked!!