Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The paperwork is in!

Purolator came to the door today with our final paperwork. We now officially have our "Notice of Coming" It's soooooooo real now. It's been getting more and more real everyday, but seeing that official document made it hit home. I went upstairs to pack the paperwork and decided I would unpack the suitcases. BIG MISTAKE!

Can you say luggage explosion! I thought that I could pull everything out and repack properly but now I'm having a meltdown. Well, I guess it will keep me busy for the next couple of days. I thought it wasn't suppose to look like this until after the trip.

Anyone feel like packing?????



Blogger A Special Family said...

Oh I am so very very happy for you. I can't believe how close you are to having Olivia in your arms forever, I remember when you first started counting and now you are in the single digits...

I can't wait to 'see' Olivia in your arms forever. Oh I am so happy for you!

3:38 PM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

p.s. the picture just showed up, if I was closer I'd come and help you pack! lol boy oh boy you have your work cut out!!!! lol

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Moly ! that's a lot of stuffin Deb!! Is any of it yours or does Olivia have first dibs on the luggage ? I think I'll be having my own packing melt-down in a few days !!
Just a few days to go...


4:49 PM  
Blogger Jamesons said...

Sounds like quite a job! You may think I sound crazy, but...I can't wait until it happens to me (but, only because it means I will be getting my baby soon!). I will be following your trip!

Also, did you ever get my e-mail inviting you to read my blog?


5:04 PM  
Blogger Mommy-To-Channing said...

Hehe...looks like your having fun!!
I cant wait until I'm in the same spot....very soon I hope!!!
CONGRATS on your Notice of Coming!!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Oh wow! Good luck with that.

I am still committed to carry on only...of course I may need to BE committed after but I'm convinced that's the route I'm going :0)

5:34 PM  
Blogger Debbie & Kirk said...

Hi Melissa!

I got your invite to your blog but there is nowhere to leave comments. Do you have that feature turned off??


5:35 PM  
Blogger Laurie & Jamie said...

Who are those people who travel carry-on only? From the looks of your photo, it's mission impossible! Not long now...........you must be estatic!

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Carmodys said...

I have two words for you: GOOD LUCK! :) I only say that cause I'm in the same boat. We'll be the ones at the airport with broken zippers on our luggage and tons of "stuff" hangin' out! How the heck are we ever going to get all our shopping items home from China?

6:09 PM  
Blogger Debbie & Kirk said...

Karen - I'm banking on the fact that we get to bring back another bag for Olivia (hope so)!!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Debbie Osmond & Aunt Betty Wiscombe said...

We are soooooooooooo excited for you. Were looking forward to "seeing" Olivia in your arms forever.
God Bless
Aunt Betty & Debbie

ps...your mom called my mom last night & they are planning on seeing each other while she's here. I'm looking forward to meeting you & Olivia.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Mike & Terri Hamilton said...

I can hardly wait until we are at that stage. I hope Kirk is strong. It looks like he'll be lugging a whole lot of stuff. Don't forget to save room for the shopping:)

7:41 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Holy moly! I hate packing and we still have maybe 10 months to go. I can't believe how quickly it's coming for you two! :)

8:15 PM  
Blogger Andrew & Stephanie said...

How exciting!!! I wish we were having a packing melt down!!! I'm very happy for you...and hopefully you'll get the suitcase thing figured out!!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Mark & Michelle said...

Wow - you certainly have your work cut out for you repacking those bags!!

I think you are at 5 more sleeps!!!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I am so excited for you! Enjoy every minute!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Steffie B. said...

I remember doing the same thing. This time I will be more prepared, pack less and bring more home! LOL

9:29 PM  
Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Happy re-packing. That should keep you busy until you need to leave for the airport!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jamesons said...

Deb~ When I downloaded my new template it will not let me have the comments be 'visible.' So, I am working on that...Also, my soon-to-be daughter's middle name is Melissa (her first name is Faith...) My name is Meg! Don't worry about calling me Melissa, no big deal!


4:30 PM  
Anonymous Sarah's Laolao said...

A. Lurker. . .who is overjoyed for you--just remember the first rule of traveling--take half as much luggage and twice as much money as you think you will need. They have so many department and discount stores in Guangzhou you can get anything you forgot and take advantage of the laundry service in the hotels and LAYERS!! And you may find out the sizes you were counting on were wrong anyway.
Good wishes go with you on this next step in your grand adventure.

Sarah's laolao

6:31 PM  
Blogger coco said...

Oh my.... this is one thing that I am worring about "packing". When you get back I would love to hear if you brought everything you need or way too much. Ugh... too many decisions. Good luck!

Can't wait to read your blog while you are in China.

REF 1/3/07 Olivia Xin Walker

10:29 AM  

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