Friday, February 18, 2011

4 days ...

Four days until lift off. Yep. 4. Quatro. IV. That's it.

I have a crazy calmness about me. And that kinda scares me!! I got skype up and running and chatted with my FIL and nieces and nephew and that helped ALOT. The last time we went to China our web cam didn't work and it was TORTURE not to be able to see Elias everyday. So now that this is working I feel a bit better. My FIL has an international cell phone and I can call anytime I need to. That, and I spread the news throughout the police department that my husband works for to please do several drive by's. Okay fine, I begged them :) A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Shannon and I spent the night finishing up the shopping for the trip. There was just a little bit that we needed to get, so it was really nice spending time with him just laughing and talking. We realized that it would be a looooong time before we would have anything resembling a Friday night-date night. It's all good and certainly worth the trade off, but I do love that man and connecting with him over dinner (or in Target in our case tonight) is such a refreshing time for me!

Shannon made links for the kids tonight. That way they can count down and read a note from their dad everyday.

After he wrote them out (one side for each kiddo... awwww) I wanted to tape them together. But couldn't find my tape. I knew that Norah had it last because she will tape any and everything that shouldn't have tape on it. The first place I went was to her play kitchen. Oh. My. Stars. Apparently I haven't done damage control in a while.

I don't even know what to say.

So back to packing...

This is Shannon's suitcase.

Minus the clothes. Guess I need to work on this too.

This is me. You don't see me in front of the camera too much. There is reason for that! I look MUCH better behind it :)

And some random pictures of the kids....

Taken when I SHOULD have been packing....



  1. Whoo Hoo! I love all your pictures. Can't wait to see some of Samuel.

  2. Lady Penny you are beautiful! Now that kitchen on the other hand looks like a hot mess! LOL . . see that all the time with Maddie's room!

  3. So exciting!! Don't you love packing ;)
    God bless you and safe, bountiful travels!