April 28, 2010

getting closer


I only need three fingers to count the months until we embark on our journey... although this process of preparations has been a journey all its own. First-time passports, browsing through brochures... and dreaming. This week we are sending for our visas. It is close. And all of a sudden I am ready for the details.
What will I need in my backpack?
How many pair of pants should I bring?
Can I blog from Africa?
Are you sure there are no hair dryers?
My Mom tells me it is time... to leave the suitcase out in plain sight and start tossing stuff in as we think of it. And the thoughts... just make me giddy...
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13 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Yay Dawn! I know you guys are so excited! It's getting so close! :)

Kay said...

I can't even imagine! *squeee*

Beth said...

Are you going on mission, vacation, or a bit of both?

Jennifer Juniper said...

Wow, the time has passed so quickly! For me :) I can't believe you are leaving in 3 months!!!

Richella said...

Oh, boy! Time to have the suitcase out?? Just three months to go. . . and it seems like just a few weeks ago since that special dinner where your kids' plates said "Africa"--I can hardly believe it's almost here!

Go ahead and be excited, Dawn. . . we'll be excited right along with you!!

Graceful said...

I'm giddy for you!

I'm sorry I haven't been by for a while...I changed up my template a couple of weeks ago, and it's taken me a while to get all my blog links back on my site and everything in order again.

I've missed you!

jenn said...

good golly, already? how exciting!! i would spend hours trying to figure out what to pack!!

Laura said...

This is so exciting! What a great experience for your kids.

Enjoy the anticipation.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't wait!!!
Gosh, if you could blog from Africa, that would be AMAZING. I would love a recap of each day...or a vlog as your day is going on....
I don't think you even need pants in Africa. Right? I mean, I watch the nature channel, those people are not wearing pants.
And if you leave your suitcase out...won't you accidentally bring your cat with you???? :0

Kelli said...

Before you need it you'll only need 2 fingers to count the months left!! How awesome!! I'd love to help you pack!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

i can.not wait to hear more!!! i'd be itching and packing already!!

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

An adventure to remember.

dawn said...

I will be taking this trip vicariously with you...I'm so excited for you all! What an awesome experience!