Wednesday, September 21, 2011


"But you'd miss New York before you could unpack..." -Rent

Hi, this is Summer. :-)

We're in the process of getting ready for our trip! We're finishing up last minute laundry and cleaning - and packing, and changing our minds, and re-packing. You know, the usual pre-travel stuff. ;-)

Great news, by the way... Bree is coming along after all! The school decided not to fuss about it, and she's braving her fear of flying to make the trip. I'm so excited. It would have been fun either way, but it'll be more interesting to have another kid along to share the adventure.

While we're gone, Inna, Maia, and Kiwi are going to sleep in the Greens' house. With Blakeney and Bree out of town there will be enough extra room that it won't be too much of a squeeze, and that way they can supervise everyone and make sure they're safe. Way more fun (and less awkward, given all the wonderful weirdness at home) than hiring another adult to babysit. They'll be moving their stuff over after we're done with supper.

Our flight leaves tomorrow at 5:50 a.m. - so pretty much tonight, since we aren't going to get much sleep if any. We have to be through the check-in line by 4:50 because of our airport's rules, so that means leaving the house pretty early. Hopefully we'll have a safe flight, and arrive uneventfully on the other end!

The girls staying here are still planning to blog, and Bree and I will try to post entries from our trip, too, but it'll be a chaotic couple of weeks on both ends, so don't worry if you don't hear from us for awhile. We're a little nervous about the travel portion... but very excited! Yay for taking trips! :-)



  1. Bree says:

    Summer, do you think we have too much stuff packed?

    It seems like a lot...

  2. Summer says:

    I don't think so. We're just prepared. For pretty much any possible activity, and any weather that could happen.

    I'm just glad Blakeney relented and let me bring my yoga mat after all. You never know when I might need that!


  3. Bree says:

    I guess as long as we can lift the suitcase, we're good.


  4. lol, glad you two worked out your packing trouble :)
    Have fun on your trip, kay? And as soon as you get back (or have internet acess) blog blog blog! ;)
    Love Stella

  5. Have a safe trip! Let us know that you got there safely if you get a chance. Have fun!


  6. You're taking a yoga mat? On an international trip? You guys are silly.

    I hope you had a good travel day!

  7. Summer says:

    Hi everyone! We'll write more later - or maybe tomorrow - but for now we wanted to let you know that we got here safely, and we're having fun!

    We'll be blogging from here, but Blakeney may not be on AGPT because she can't remember her password (or the password to the e-mail address a reminder would be sent to.) So that's unfortunate, but oh well.

    Glad to see you again! We've missed you guys the past few days!



    P.S. My yoga mat is totally essential! :-P