Sunday, September 28, 2008

Project Manager Mode

Yes, that's right I'm in PMM...that's "project manager mode." I love planning. I love the details. The first thing I did when we got the news (about our appointment date) was start a list. And I absolutely love crossing things off the list.

At the top of the list right now is buying airplane tickets. I spoke with a Ukraine adoption travel specialist, and after the third degree from me, we decided one way tickets to Ukraine are our best option right now. It allows us a lot of flexibility in flying home...and you need a lot of flexibility when adopting from Ukraine. There are a lot of well-priced one-way tickets right now. I just need to sit Felix down to get his input (he knows a lot about airlines and geography) and get 'er done.

The past week has been full of blessings...I think He is crossing tasks off the list for us!! We needed a house sitter, and one of my best friends (Aimee) moved back home and is available to housesit! Also, many adoptive families recommend packing a CD case with DVD's to watch during your down time. Aimee and her brother have the most incredible DVD collection - and now that she's back we can borrow more DVD's than we'll ever need in Ukraine!

Meanwhile I have been stockpiling supplies for the trip: adult meds, childrens' meds, toiletries, toothbrushes for our kids, gifts to give along the way, and a few things for Zina and Rimma.

Five and one half weeks and counting!!!

3 comments:

Staci and Damon said...

Congratulations on getting your appointment date!!! Time is going to fly!
Staci

DoveFamily said...

Enjoy this phase of the preparations - your appointment will be here before you know it!

adopting2fromUkraine said...

One thing that we couldn't do without was bungie cords. We took four. They don't take up much room at all. We took them for other reasons, but ended up using them to hang our newly laundered clothes on. See Stephanee and Zach's blog (Beautiful Journey) for a demonstration;)

I'll be looking forward to your posts from Ukraine!

Best wishes,
June

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