Taxi's waiting...blowing his horn...
I'm already so freaked out that I could CRY.....
cuz we're leaving, on a JET PLANE, don't know when we'll come home again...
OH BABE...I'M SO READY TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
This will be my last update for Casa De Serra in Florida. :)
Our "jet plane" leaves Tampa tomorrow at 8:40 am, our driver is coming at 6 to pick us up. Here is our itenary:
Leg 1: Tampa to Chicago (arrive 10:20 am, depart 5 pm)
We will be checking our carry on's at a hotel nearby and going to tour Chi-town)
Leg 2: Chicago to London (our longest flight) 8 hours baby! Arrive London at 6:50 am and depart 10:40 am for Frankfurt.
Leg 3: Arrive in Frankfurt at 1:20pm. We get to get our bags,(lucky us) and then hop over to Air Astana,where we board at 8 pm. Rather longish layover...I will have myself a German beer, methinks!!
Leg 4: Depart Frankfurt at 8 pm for Astana!!! I think it's a 5 hour flight. It's so hard to figure the time change. Arrive Astana at 5:45 am
Leg 5: Depart for KOSTANAI Kazakstan (where BABY KAZ AWAITS!!)at 9:50 and arrive at 11:35 am. Will we go sraight to meet Baby Kaz? Will we have time to change? I hope so...I anticipate smelling and lookin rightly scary!!
Our bags are packed, many bags. Yes, I know, pack light, but I did my best. I am a fashion diva, i cannot help it. Thanks to Sara Tennen who helped me pare down my list. We have 2 rolling duffels, one large heavy suitcase, and one small ish suitcase. Plus, Joe and I both have carryon's.
2 of the suitcases are filled with food and gifts, so they will be empty on our trip home. I have lots of mac and cheese, granola bars, trail mix, coffee,and peanut butter. Like me and my love of clothes, I have "comfort food" for us and coffee for Joe. We also have like MEGA movies.
My emotional state is good. Well, today anyway. Yesterday, I was hysterical and crying at the drop of a hat. I think it was because I did not sleep one wink Sunday night.
My husband told me no one was more prepared than I was, and I cried. Sean gave me a tad of sass, which started a whole 15 minute bawling jag. LOL And, I am not even there yet!!!
My contacts are loaded on my laptop, and we got our cash. Benjamen (my cat) is living with Jillian (THANKS JILLIAN) and we take Miles to Jill's tonight. (THANKS JILL!)
Miles (our 105 lb labradoodle) is sad. He can tell something big is up. He is making me tear up too because he has cried a couple times. However, he is staying with my BFF Jill, and her golden retriever Mia, and their 2 boys, age 10 and 8. He will have so much fun. He will miss eating Ben's food, raiding our pantry, and eating cat poop straight from the litter box. However, I expect to find him a much thinner dog after being at "fat camp" while we're gone.
Thank you TO EVERYONE for all of your support thru our journey to Baby Kaz. We will meet Baby Kaz on Friday, August 1st (so I am told). I will post as soon as I can. Please just pray Baby Kaz is healthy and really, that is ALL THAT MATTERS!
Thanks to John, Jenny and the lovely Roxanna for their Kaz cell phone. It's all charged and we got our Kaz phone number!
See you on the otherside. I am not sure how fast we'll have internet access, so don't panic if you don't hear from us. :)
I may try to log on in Frankfurt just to give you a play by play. I loved it when Sandi and Shannon did that. I know how it feels to be in the states and dying to hear updates. :)
Ok...I'm off to see my doctor to get some sleeping pills so I can be coherent. :)
LOVE TO EVERYONE! thanks for your support! It truly means the world to our family!!! I cannot even attempt to convey how much everyone's support means to us.
Baby Kaz-honey-HERE WE COME!!!
(My eyes just started watering again)