Friday, 22 May 2009

Packed and Ready to Roll

We've had a pretty hectic day getting everything ready!! Mr Messy tried to check in online this morning, but it said there was a restriction on the booking that wouldn't allow us to use online check in. I called the airline and spent ages on the phone with a very helpful man, but the verdict was, its not possible to check in online!! I then got in touch with our FABULOUS Travel Agent, who sent us a new booking reference and it fixed everything. Thank you Michael Davies, Travel Counsellor

Mr Messy also managed to get back to town to pick up our currency he'd ordered yesterday. Have over an hour long telephone interview for a possible new contract. Pack everything into the suitcases. Print out all the airline/visa/tips we will need. Apart from getting grumpy because we are taking way too much stuff, he's been a total star - thank you Mr Messy :-)

Me and LMS spent all morning putting up Little Prince's wallpaper border in his bedroom. I couldn't do it on my own, and Mr Messy hates wallpapering of any kind, so I've been waiting until both me and LMS were available. We have never done anything like that before, and we were both very pleased with ourselves at having achieved it :-) It looks fantastic and Little Prince was thrilled :-) Result :-)

My friend Mad Cat Lady called round to pick up our house keys, as she is looking after our two cats while we are away, and hopefully she will remember to keep an eye on the house too lol. She was also showing us pictures of her new kittens, which take her cat total up to THIRTEEN!! THAT is why I call her MAD Cat Lady lol. She was also a total star for Little Prince, and bought him some new t-shirts for our trip - and told us to tell him that she thinks New Child has enough new clothes and she thought he needed some :-) He was thrilled again :-)

I had a lovely relaxing lunch time having a pedicure, so I've got pretty feet for wearing sandals for the next three weeks. Although if the weather is anything like as wet as it was for the adopter who has just returned from Addis, perhaps I should have packed my wellies!!

We had to get Mad Cat Lady to come back round later this evening to lend us another suitcase, as we couldn't manage to fit everything into our two!! I'd forgotten how much paraphanalia babies need!! I think Mr Messy and I have been lucky to get ANYTHING of ours in the cases lol. Mr Messy is disgusted that the case we've borrowed is PINK lol.

We are just off to bed to try and get some sleep before we have to wake up at 3.45am to get ready in time for the taxi to pick us up!! So this is my last update before we set off. I might get chance to update again from Amsterdam, but if not my next post will be from Addis - where our daughter is :-)

4 comments:

Lisa A said...

Safe Travels my friend! Soooo very happy for you!

Love,
Lisa A

Anonymous said...

Wohoo and she's of...please can i come?
All the best J. Will be thinking of you and all the liitle uns.

Will mail you

Roze
x

Anonymous said...

i mean 'off'

Rob,Dawn,Catherine and Iain said...

Janet, I can't believe this is it. Thank you ever so much for letting us be part of your family and this fantastic journey. I can't wait for our big union. Two more Ya Ya 's left to bring home their little ones. Be safe and have a wonderful trip. can't wait to see her little face. Love Dawn


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006