Friday, July 31, 2009

The final countdown

In less than 24 hours we will be on the plane! Like a good blogger I have documented the part of this that has been causing me the most stress - packing. We're taking only clothes and shoes; the rest we will get there, attempting to embrace a more minimalist lifestyle. Here is our step by step progress:

Jeremiah's bags sat for a few days with only the aerobie in it (you can see where his priorities are) while I proceeded to pack, decide I still had too much, upack and pack again. The bottom picture shows that my things have started to sneak their way into Jeremiah's luggage. We're getting close to being done - my big bag weighs in at 49 lbs (we are allowed 50) so I guess I need to be very close to being done!

We've been spending lots of time with family and friends lately - we met up with my dad at Timberline Lodge, Courtney and Mike stayed the night and we played games, Mrs. Church and Badger came up and had lunch with me, had a few lunches with the Kilpatricks, got pedicures and dinner with a group of girls and, (oxford comma added by me! jeremiah that is. that was the only thing i contributed to this blog post... i'm actually editing it right now while allison is in bed. off to sleep, bye!!!) we had breakfast with Leslie and B. Saying goodbyes has been easier when I think that we will be back in December for winter break.

We got a detailed itinerary from our school about what we will be doing the first week; it sounds like they will help us get settled. We won't get internet at our apartment for a couple weeks, so if you don't hear from us in awhile just stay patient, we'll be back to the online world soon!

Off to do some more packing and maybe get a little sleep tonight!


  1. no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO NO NO

  2. too hard, too hard, too hard.........but so happy for you at the same time. You are going to have an amazing adventure. See you in December! Love you both!

  3. :X i feel like i've been commenting way too much on everything but i just have to be the voice of YAAAAAAYYYYYYYY TAIWANNN!!!
    just keep drinking the tea until you love everything else. and find some tsong dra bing. and dumplings, and fresh fruit smoothies, and fruit in little baggies with dried plum salt, and, and!!
    there are a million things to love. you're going to love it.

  4. Have an amazing time! Everyone will be looking forward to reading about your adventures when you guys get all settled with internet.

  5. hey, that's the aerobie I hit Jeremiah in the neck with as he was running

  6. No internet for a couple of weeks? You mean I'll be checking nothing daily (twice daily?)

    Take care you two - be careful and have an amazing time.

    See you in December!!!