Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2 more sleeps!!

i can't believe our trip to ethiopia is finally almost here :) wowsers! it seems like the last few weeks have absolutely flown by. i guess my procrastinating and ignoring the trip so that it would get here sooner has finally paid off...except that now we only are 2 days away and i have TONS to do. oh well! i'm still excited!!

we've been collecting donations for our adoption agency's in-country non-profit organization, and last night ryan and i finally sat down to begin sorting through them. we were floored with how much we received. if you gave, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! we are estimating that we'll be close, if not go over, the 150 lbs. limit of donations that we were planning on taking this first trip. if we have anything left over or receive additional donations at this point, we'll just take them on the next trip. we are just so grateful to be able to take some things to show our love in a tangible way for the orphans waiting for families and those who are not available to be adopted.

without embarrassing myself too much, here's the chaos that is strung about my house right now {this is all stuff for the trip and mostly donations!}:

my goal for tonight is to get more organized and actually start packing away some of these donations. i also need to get some laundry cranked out so ryan and i have clean clothes to wear!

ok, well that's all for now. let the packing begin ;)


Mitch & Erin said...

Happy packing, Lesli! I am sure your hearts are so ready to see that precious boy you have prayed for for so long. Please know Mitch and I will be praying for a safe journey and precious time together for your family. Sending much love your way!

Jessica Yentsch said...

I've been following your blog for a few months (I don't know if you remember finding mine) and I'm SOOO excited for you to go! Blessings on your trip! Email me because I'd LOVE to talk to you on a more personal level. jessicayentsch at gmail dot com :)