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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We have tickets!

We bought our plane tickets! We will be leaving December 26 and returning on January 3rd. We decided to buy Henry his own seat from Ethiopia to the US. We hope he will be able to sleep on the plane.

My sister will be taking care of Igor while we are gone. Igor is excited because he will be able to sleep in his own bed.

Igor's teachers are awesome. His kindergarten teacher has a picture of Henry on the class calendar. They are counting down our departure to Ethiopia. The resource teacher sent home a calendar with all the days we will be gone. They included a Velcro mommy, daddy and Henry. Every morning Igor will move "us" to that day. It's a great way for him to know exactly when we come home.

The Schmidts bought a telephone card from http://www.callingcardplus.com so their kiddos could call them in Ethiopia. We will buy a phone card through the same website so Igor and aunt Shawn can call us daily.

Tomorrow I will start packing the orphanage donations so we can use our dining room during Christmas. Has anyone used space bags? Do they work? I'd like to use space bags for all the children's clothing we are taking but I don't want to invest in the bags if they are worthless. Any feedback would be appreciated!


beBOLDjen said...

HI Candy,

My friend is using space bags for donations and she swears by them. She bought jackets that H4H needed at Savers for $1 a piece and she was able to fit them all in her bags.

shawn and tisha said...

Yay for tickets!! :)
It sounds like Igor will be all taken care of while you're gone. The calendar sounds really fun. I know it must be hard leaving him at home. I'll be praying for him and you guys while you're on your trip.

I don't know about space bags, but they sound like a good idea. (Sorry, that doesn't help.) :)
P.S. Thanks for letting me know you got the package!

Julie said...

Hi - I'm Jen's friend that she mentioned. Yes on the space bags but buy the regular ones that have the place to suck all the air out w/ the vacuum cleaner. I had a "travel" one where you're supposed to roll it up to squeeze out the air - doesn't work as great. If you have a Linens 'N Things near you going out of business they are 30% off. I got a box of 5 really good sized ones for about $12.

Apryl said...

Wow--I'm so thrilled that you guys are going so soon! Christmas is going to be crazy for you this year--what a wonderful way to celebrate! Praying for you, Igor, and Henry,

kangaj1 said...

Yay, Candy! You've waited so long! We used the space bags and loved them. Don't buy the huge ones because you won't be able to fit them in your suitcase. :)

Matthew said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear about the trip. In my journeys abroad, I've found ziplock bags work best. I purchased several space bags for a trip to Russia, paid a lot of money and they all stopped working halfway through. You can get all sizes of ziplock bags and with a little will power, all the air comes out and works just like a space bag. And that's my two cents!

Matthew said...


I realized that I was signed up under my husband's account when I sent that comment. It's me, Melodie!