Friday, August 10, 2007

1 Day to go!!

I can't believe it- this time tomorrow, we'll be on a flight to Toronto to connect to one going to Beijing! It is really, really happening. I'm still in a whirlwind of luggage and last minute preparations for the petsitter... but the good news is that we'll definitely be UNDER our 44 lb/person in-China baggage allowance (although several recent travellers told me that their luggage was not even weighed!). We'll also have a huge suitcase that is now filled with a case of cleft nursers for the SWI, and which will be empty after Tuesday. And you all know what that means - SHOPPING!!
It's early evening now in China as I write this. Daniel is probably getting ready for bed. I wonder if he has any idea of the life change that is in store for him in less than 4 days from now? I hope his nanny has been preparing him. I hope we're really prepared to deal with his grief.
Well, I've got a couple more things to pick up once I drop the kids off at their day camp. Better get a move-on.
I'm not sure how often I'll update this blog while we're away. I'll try from time-to-time. I've decided to do a password-protected site for our trip. If you want to follow that, feel free to leave a comment with your e-mail address and I'll try to send you the address and password from China.

29 comments:

Tracey & Mike said...

See you Sunday!!!

new girl said...

OMG, Have a great trip, Carolyn!! Safe travels and I cannot wait to hear more! I would love to follow along -- please email me at newgirl588@gmail.com.

Sherri & John said...

Have a great trip Carolyn, I can't wait to follow your journey. I hope things go smoothly with Daniel.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a part of your group. Susan, moorehouse107@hotmail.com
You will have the time of your life in China and I can't wait to follow your journey to your adorable son. S

Anonymous said...

Good luck with everything. I am so glad one of our PRIDE group memembers is on their way. It feels like progress. I have your other site saved and I will be following along. Thanks so much for sharing.

Renee W

walternatives said...

I, too, would like to follow along:

walternatives@gmail.com

Bon Voyage to you and yours!

Donna said...

Congratulations and have a wonderful trip!

Donna said...

Oops I want to follow along too.

decksinger@nc.rr.com

CJ and Donna said...

I would love to follow as well- cjstraight@bellsouth.net. Just a lurker but would love to watch you with your new addition. My blog is myshelbybaby.blogspot.com so you know I am waiting as well :)

Norma said...

I would love to follow along - I know I haven't been here often so if you feel you don't "know me" well enough, I will understand. My email in nursendog@yahoo.ca - I will be following Kim, Kelly and Tracey as well. About the shopping - just remember, those cleft nursers probably don't weigh as much as what you will buy!! :D Have a great trip!

Doreen said...

Good luck Carolyn! I can't wait to hear all about Daniel. We will be thinking about you. Have a great trip.

Doreen

Cory Hauser said...

I too would like to follow im good friends with Kim in your travel group. and awaiting our referal . congratulations and soon you will have him in your arms. cahauser@sasktel.net

Joce said...

I need the password. How could I come this far with you and not see you hold your boy?

Enjoy every second of this whirlwind. It will be an experience second to none.

Joce said...

OOPS!! My email, jocelyn.firth@gmail.com.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Fly bird fly!
Right about now you have heard the seatbelt sign ding off and you ar freely moving about the cabin. Breathing recycled air and awaitng for some beverage to arrive. But inside you are buzzing excitment and the darn plane just can't fly fast enough to your baby-boy. Godspeed my friend!

Lisa said...

Hi Carolyn:

I'd love to follow your trip - its so exciting to see everyone travelling as we wait for our LOA. My email is lschwerzmann@primus.ca You'll have a great trip with Yulin!

Lisa

wzgirl said...

All the very, very best of the best wishes for a wonderful trip. I'll hold a peaceful thought for you all. XO

Bonnie Brentnall said...

Can't wait either!Please include us.
creatingscraps@yahoo.com
Bonnie Brentnall

a&mg said...

Wow, safe travels!

aimeeaimeeg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We would love to follow your journey, also. tmaloney@thezone.net. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy every minute.
Sharon

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

first of all - hope everything is going wonderfully well. Hope I'm not too late to add my email to the list:
spittingwoodennickels@gmail.com

thinking of you with excitement,
Sam

Drea said...

I didn't know you had another site! I would love to follow along as well, I know Doreen posted on the group that you had photos! My e-mail is abugzear@telus.net

Drea

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I heard that you have Daniel, congrats!! I would love to see the photos and read about your experiences, if possible. Have a great trip! Amy - ozwald@telusplanet.net

This Charming Mom said...

I hope I'm not too late to jump on board to follow your journey!
email address:

ms_mdlee@yahoo.com

happy travels!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so excited for your Carolyn. At least post a photo so I can see how he looks now. Big hug to you my friend. Take my book with you for sweet Daniel.

CA Momma said...

Wooo Hooo!!! SO excited for you!

secret agent said...

Congratulations Carolyn!!!!

LadyBug Journals said...

Congrats !!!
That is awesome !
A

Salome's Mom said...

Congratulations!! This is the beginning of a lifelong love.