Monday, December 15, 2008

Let the count down begin...

Woohoo!! Ten days 'til we fly out to Singapore!! Bet you thought I was going to say 'til Christmas - lol! No typos, you read it right...we are flying out on Christmas Day!! I'll post the travel schedule later this week for those of you who'd like to follow along our journey while you are opening up Christmas presents! I don't like to fly so I'm trying not to let the thought of an upcoming 26 hour flight enter my mind because I start hyper ventilating. I am however getting very excited and can't wait to start our new adventure. A very good source told me that Singapore is beautiful, fun, exciting and we will have no regrets;-)

I have been busy, working, shopping and packing. I've done more shopping this past week than I've done the whole year. I purchased a second large suitcase and I'm pretty close to needing a third - lol! A girl has needs, ya know?!?! This is on top of my backpack with laptop, scanner and external hard drive and a carry on that will be full of important documents and tons of comfort food snacks. Hubby will have his own backpack with a laptop and camera equipment. Will the airline seriously allow all of this stuff? Kylie will be set with tons of activities to last for days (I hope). Sean had a great idea to have small presents for her to unwrap throught the flight. Isn't that sweet?!?! So I've been busy wrapping presents too:-)

I've been meaning to call lots of people to catch up with them before we leave and time just seems to be slipping by. I miss my bloggie friends, too. I haven't had a chance to catch up and see how everyone is doing. I'm having withdrawals. I'd like to thank everyone for all of the well wishes. I love knowing that you've stopped by. It really keeps me going.

Thank you once again to Ellie's mommy for wanting to spend so much quality time with my girl. It makes my heart very happy, not to mention how much easier it is to pack and not have my 3 year old unpack it all again. Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I can't wait for the movers to get here to get the rest done. Btw, the movers were supposed to be here last week but that's a whole other story...

Here is a brief overview of what Kylie has been up to. Thursday she received her Christmas present from Grandma & Grandpa Durney from Missouri. It was her very first pair of roller skates and she LOVED them. She let me help her and first and within minutes she was swatting my hands away as she wanted to stand and walk with the skates on her own. She did great! Friday she attended a cooking class with Ellie and she baked her very first gingerbread anything. It was a "choo, choo train" loaded with goodies. I'll post pics as soon as I get them. Saturday Grammy Rita came over to bake a ton of cookies with lots of sugar, sprinkles and m&m's. I took a little break just now to grab a few cookies. They are so yummy and that is why they must go with Kylie to daycare tomorrow - lol! Lucky kids!! Finally, today Kylie enjoyed another wonderful day with Ellie and Sagan this time in "play park" as Kylie calls it.



Anonymous said...

Giving her presents to unwrap on the plane is a fantastic idea!


Barbara Jones (Zea) said...

Check with the airline...I think in the past you couldn't take wrapped gifts. If you can't you can always do small bags w/ tissue and re-wrap them once you're inside the airport.
Wow!! you guys are leaving fast. Have fun and enjoy the weather. It is freezing today.

Anonymous said...


I thought you would like to know Janell and Wyatt had their little girl today at 12:33pm. Her Name is Charlotte Lee weighs 7-lbs 8ozs and is 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great.

Sorry we didn't get to chat before you left. Good luck with everythig. When you have a moment could you email me so I can add you to our contact list.