Monday, May 24, 2010

About Three Weeks to Go

I think I found tickets that will work for us. They are the most reasonably priced (yet still ridiculous) with only one stop leaving just enough time to change flights. Woo-hoo, our facilitator should give us the heads up tomorrow about going ahead and purchasing them. I can't wait to cross that off my to-do list.

Tomorrow I am going to see about ordering new bills and doing some light packing.

I still can't believe that we are leaving in less than three weeks.

If we get the chance, we hope to meet up with a few families in Kiev. What a blessing that would be.

Thank you to all that have supported this adoption, I don't think I have thanked you enough.

Big hugs.


Jarka said...

I keep praying for you :)
3 weeks will pass so fast!! :)
I´m so excited for you :)
good luck with everything!

Living Life with Sophia said...

Congratulations! You and your husband are amazing people.
Looking forward to following you on your journey to your children :-)


Audrey said...

Big hugs to you! So happy for your family and those special kids that wait for you. Can't wait to hear all about them!!!

Tina in CT said...

You must be anxious to go but can't imagine what your "to do" list must be like.

Heidi and Felix said...

You might want to get on that money ordering thing now, especially if you are getting clean, fresh, crisp everyone thinks you MUST have. The banks have to order the new money from the treasury and our bank wanted a few weeks notice. That being said, it's not a huge deal and if you can get like new bills, free of tears, ink, etc...they will take them there. A few hints are to iron your bills flat thereby making them look new, give your facilitator the older bills first (they don't mind and know the in's and outs of trading money), and trade only the best bills at the kiosks. You can ask friends and family to help get fresh new bills before you go and trade with them, too.

Also, if you are using a safe deposit box to store your money before you go (like we did), don't tell the bank. It is illegal to take money out of circulation.


Allison said...

So excited for you guys!!! The Lord has blessed in so many ways!

Debora said...

I'm very excited for you and the kiddos you're waiting to meet. I hope you'll someday share where they live in Ukraine with us. We enjoyed our time in Ukraine so much; wish we could visit again!

Leah W said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! excited for you guys!

living4him5 said...

Praying for you all!! Can't wait to follow with you again.

God bless,
Amy <><

~The Johnson Family~ said...

I figured out about a week before our trip that we could actually change money here in the US and get a better deal than in country. We had NO fees since we were exchanging so much. You just have to contact the money exchange at the airport ahead of time so they have enough on hand. Ours brought the money to the exchange center closest to where we were checking in for our flights so we didn't have to go get it.

We also figured out that Golden Rule travel has absolutely the best prices on tickets hands down. Apparently adoption travel qualified for humanitarian airfare (what missionaries qualify for) under special contracts with the airlines. We were able to get last minute tickets to EE for around $850 per person including fees/taxes etc. If you have to change your flights it's a flat $50 change fee per person. We also had better rates on luggage. Hope this helps!