Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Leavin, On a Jet Plane

Quick update!! After an exhausting, whirlwind of a trip to Chicago for work, I returned home late last night for a date with Obama & McCain. I quickly cleared my emails, only to hear the sound of a new email arriving shortly after I just emptied the mailbox. I have my travel dates!!

Rhonda and I will be heading out on 10/18 late in the evening with quick stops in LA and Seoul, Korea. The trip is so long that we won't arrive until mid-afternoon on Monday 10/20! Now that's some frequent flyer points!! I am so glad to have Rhonda going with me -- and huge thanks to Rhonda's husband Dave for helping make her part of the trip possible!

Double bonus during the trip is the Mike & Heidi Lee will be in Vlad at the same time! http://findingrfamilee.blogspot.com/ I've long stalked their blog and am so hoping we can meet up in Vlad. For my agency, Moscow is the "big region"; larger, so more families tend to go toward that region. It's wonderful to hear the stories of how they are able to meet up for dinner. I was hoping to share this with my partner in crime, Angie and her husband, Rick - but now I will hopefully get to meet Mike & Heidi!

Finally, one more small milestone to share. I received my FIRST registry present this week!! One more surprise waiting for me when I got home last night was a congrats present from my lifelong friend Pam. We met when I was around 4 years old!! Thanks Pam!!!

14 comments:

Pamela said...

Fantastic News! I couldn't be happier for you and your new baby! He's so lucky to have you for a mom!

Charlotte in Pa said...

Congratulations! I am sooo excited for you! PS - Please buy one of those fur hats and wear it in all of your pictures. Thank you.

Tiger & Kar said...

Yay! I am so happy for you and your little one. I hope you're able to blog while you're on your trip. Can't wait to read all about it!

Congrats!
Karyn

Chandra said...

Hey we're leaving the same day! It's kinda like we're traveling together :) Just to different cities, 10 time zones apart! Have a wonderful trip, I can't wait to hear all about it.

findingourdaughter said...

Cannot wait to follow this journey!! Sniff, sniff....we also wish we were going with you....what a Vlad party that would be! But we will be there in spirit!
Hugs,
Angie

The Harrisons said...

Yay! That's better than a debate ANY night! :)

Suz said...

Super news!! Can we start planning a shower?? Please!!!

Nichole said...

I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it.

rhonda said...

aww... xoxo

Charlotte... a furry hat is #2 on my list of things to buy. no worries there. She WILL wear it in at least one photo.

dang I can't flipping wait to leave!

Lindsay said...

Oh that is wonderful that you are able to go so soon. Have a wonderful trip. I'm so happy and excited for you. Congratulations.

Troy and Rachel said...

You must be excited! The 18th will be here before you know it.

Lea said...

Amy, I found your blog through Nancy. I too am leaving out on the 18th through Seoul to Vlad. Email me directly if you would like. I am on my second trip and will be in Vlad 29 days...
Lea

Sara said...

Hi Amy,

I've been lurking on your page for a few months. You and I have been on practically identical schedules since July...now we have the exact same travel dates to Vladivostok as well! We're leaving on 18th and we'll be in Vlad on the 20th.

Good luck and have a safe trip!

-Sara

Tamara said...

Hmm .. it sounds like a total PARTY in Vlad! It looks like half the world is going to be there the same time as you. How awesome! I, like Angie, am riding along with you in spirit. If you need anything, please let me know.