Friday, May 23, 2008

Made it to the Airport

Step one for us was to simply make it to the airport. Kevin and I both got about three hours sleep last night and still has running around this morning getting together last minute things. I'm not sure where it all is, but we got everything including the kitchen sink. *smile* Actually, each of us have one large back and a backpack. We have two suitcases for the orphanage and/or John Wright and one carry-on just in case our luggage gets lost.

Here's what all that looks like:

The ladies who checked us in at United said, 'Oh, you're going to need to weigh those. There is a 50 lb limit per bag.' Our heaviest bag was 49 lbs (Kevin's, hmmm..... what about how women pack???) so we were fine. She said, "I thought when you all came up with those big bags you all were going to be trouble." If she only knew!! We shared our photos of Ellie and they were very excited for us and we spent a while talking about adoption before proceeding to security. We had packed well and all of us passed security without a blip. YAY!! We've had some lunch and I'm about to begin doing some paperwork for a while and Josh and Kevin are "roaming the airport."

We are so thankful for our friend Iris who showed up to "chauffeur" (Josh's term!!) us to the airport via McDonalds and the post office to mail my "OH.SO.LATE" Secret Pal gift! She was a God-send to us today!!

Next stop.... London where we meet up with Bill and Elizabeth for the next leg of our trip. I'm SO EXCITED that in a few days we will get to meet and hold Ellie. For those of you who asked, we will land in Bishkek, barring any delays, at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, their time. That is 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon our time. After we leave London, I'm not sure when we'll be able to update, but we will as soon as possible.
The only thing we've found we didn't pack are the batteries (rechargeable) for the camera. Fortunately, Elizabeth (our travel buddy!!) was at Walmart when I called and went back in to get us some. YAY!!!
I've set up blogs for Josh and Kevin to document their adventures. Their blogs are here:

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