Saturday, November 12, 2011

We Have Our Travel Dates !!!!!

We will be leaving on Nov. 26th and returning Dec. 3rd.  Yes, Nov. 26th is only 2 weeks away!  I need to get organized for the trip.  Fortunately,  I have already purchased toys for the kids and most items we need to travel.  I also have my packing list completed and many items stashed and waiting to be packed.  I definitely need to work on learning my Bulgarian CD.  Not an easy task.  We have to complete all necessary travel paperwork and have phone conferences with our adoption agency.  I started writing up Nicole and Ashley's schedules for my Mom.  She is blessed with staying at our house with them while we are gone and being their chauffeur!  Poor Susie, she does not know what she has gotten herself into!  This week we have been swamped with volleyball every night.  I coach Nicole's 7th grade team and we have had tournament games or practice all week.  Today we are playing in the final championship game - Go Wildcats.  Volleyball will be finished and I will be focusing on getting prepared for the trip.  Well, in between coaching Ashley's 6th grade basketball team (practices begin Monday), attending a coach clinic, piano lessons, musical practice.... This is why I am praying for my Mom!  We normally decorate our house for Christmas the weekend we will be leaving for Bulgaria.  So, we have decided to decorate a week early this year!Which means next weekend.  Thanksgiving falls in the next two weeks as well.  Fortunately, my brother always hosts Thanksgiving - so I have little work to do for that - nobody wants me to cook anyway!  I always (for many years) have gone shopping on Black Friday with my Mom, sister and close friends.  I still intend to do this - even though our flight leaves at 1:00 pm the next day.  I just need to have everything completed before 5 am on Black Friday - wish me luck!

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