Saturday, January 03, 2009

Busy Saturday...

It was a busy day today. First up, 9am appointment to get my hair color in shape for the trip...my grays were out of control. Then a trip to Target (hopefully my last, but I have a feeling it won't be), then off to Babies-r-Us for a couple of small items I couldn't find at Target. Then back home to work on packing again.

I finally have ALL of Lauren's stuff packed! This includes her clothes, PJ's, accessories (a girl has to have cute clippies), blankets, feeding stuff, baby care stuff, meds, Baby Hawk carrier, toys, and right down to the all important Cheerios. I probably have way too many clothes packed for her, but I don't care. I seem to have plenty of room left for our stuff still...

Both check in pages have one side empty and only weight about 23 lbs each so far...



and both rolling carry-on bags are pretty much empty still...


(notice the bag of M&M's waiting to be packed...do they have these in China?... cause I need my chocolate)

A few of you suggested I take a backpack or diaper bag as my personal item on the plane instead of a purse, so I picked this diaper bag up at Target. I think it's pretty darn cute for $25 and it has a long strap to go across the body...just my style.

I also picked up this journal at Target so I can have something to write in every night of the trip. I want to remember ALL the details of everyday. I get goosebumps thinking that by Jan 23rd this book will be filled up with all our memories!

By the way, we are in the single digits now...

26 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Okay.. you made me tear up when I read the last part..
You are going to have sooo many Great memories..
I am sooo excited..
5 days will go by fast..
then I will be up early every morning to check out what is going on ..
Hugs..
I know you are beyond excited..

Michele said...

Yes, they have chocolate in china. Lots and lots of yummy chocolate treats. My husband loves choc. and he was in heaven with all the different types.

Dawn and Dale said...

5 Sleeps???!!!! Holy cannoli!!! That's SOON!!! :) I'm so excited for you!!!! :)

Cora said...

Less than a week you are so close! Your packing is so organized I am jealous mine will probably be all over the place.
Get some rest you will need it.

GouGouAwu said...

I'm from Lissa's lovingLydia blog.Surprise to hear you have already been waiting since January 2006...such a long time!!!!!I can hardly believe it.It's more long than a pregnant mom wait to have baby birth.

from Shanghai 2009.1.4.

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I think I was still shopping right up to the day before I left! LOL
I just realized that you will be there for the CNY festivities. It is SO beautiful. Your hotels will be decorated as well as the cities. Make sure you buy enough red lucky envelopes to bring back and use in years to come. And silks for Lauren as she grows!

~Lynn

Natalie said...

It's almost here. So excited for you.

Laura and Dan said...

I am so excited for you and cannot wait to hear how your trip goes! I know when you first meet her it will be AMAZING! Enjoy your last few days of sweet anticipation. Laura

Shauna said...

Wow we are so excited and will be waiting with baited breath at the first post from CHINA! You seem to have lots of room for bringing back all the treasures you buy. Have fun, can't wait to hear more.

Lots of love,

Shauna and MacLean xo

Kim :) said...

I hope you will share your completed packing list so that WHEN we ever get to go I will know what to carry!! Can't wait to follow every step of your journey... my prayers will be with you the whole way!!

Ladybugsmom said...

My word...with the after Christmas slump I normally get and the whole New Year thing I am so excited I will have your journey to follow...post often and say alot...it is so hard to remember later. Also if you can't post to your blog at least email yourself a post for later...keep up with it. Yeah! Get some rest.
Emily

Shannon said...

You're doing a great job packing! I saw m&m's in Guangdong, not in Jiangxi but I didn't get out that much honestly. The kit kats they gave us there for turn down tasted a bit different, less sweet. Still ate 'em though!!!

Lisa and Tate said...

Bring Chocolate! You cannot even go wrong with bringing too much chocolate!

Wow... I am real impressed with your packing! Thumbs up for the diaper bag carry on!

Wow... only 5 mores sleeps! You are getting so close!

Lindsay said...

Love the diaper bag - it's so pretty. Can't wait to see pictures of you toting it around with Lauren! :)

Jboo said...

So exciting -- can't wait to follow your journey to Lauren!! Take the chocolate with -- you can buy more there, but a girl never has enough chocolate!

Janet

amy said...

you just gave me 2 great ideas..I am sooooo excited for you

Catherine said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your packing. Do you have a list of what you've taken for Lauren? You've done so well both for weight and size! Cute diaper bag! I'm trying to figure out what to take in the way of a diaper bag too as I'm hoping to have my BabyHawk on as much as possible. Guess I'll just have to convince my dad that it's stylish to wear a pink diaper bag on the Great Wall! :o)

Your journal is a wonderful gift to yourself and Lauren Elizabeth in the future. How neat to think that it will soon be filled with your first memories of time with Lauren!!

Soon Mommy...soon!

PIPO said...

SO exciting...and I LOVE your packing restraint ;0)

I look so forward to following along.

Yeah, Target needs to build in my backyard ;0)

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

OMGOSH you are so close.

chicknboy said...

so excited for you! THIS is the week you've been waiting for for SO long!

your packing is awesome!! good for you having so much room still left over! :)

Carol said...

Have a wonderful trip! Yes they have lots and lots of candy in China, only sometimes you don't get to a store right away, so I'd take some with me! And we gave out candy at the orphanage too!!!

Anonymous said...

hi - we are friends of Kim and Scotts, live her in AZ and also have twins::) I found your blog through my girlfriend in New York who is waiting for her duaghter...

God bless you in this journey you are going to take...you are well packed but all you have to remember is each other and your heart - you can get anything else in China that you need..

this expereince will be beter than you can even imagine:) see you at the CNY celebration in Feb.

Susan

Janet said...

I wrote in a journal every day in Africa, and I'm SO glad that I did it. It really brings back all teh memories and emotions of that time.

Doreen said...

You are a natural packer!!! Bravo...all the more room to shop for your princess while in China!!! I am so excited for you!!!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Kristy said...

It looks like your ready!! I can't wait to see your babygirl with you. And I love that diaper bag!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Alyson and Ford said...

I can't wait to highlight your blog in our In China NOW sidebar!
And that will be happening real SOON!!! :)
peace
fm