Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Guest Room

Dear any friends and family hoping to stay with us over the next 3 weeks:  Good luck finding the bed.  Our guest room has been temporarily transformed into a the Korea stuff holding center.  The bed is littered with books, presents, flight itinerary, Korean Won, suitcases, maps, travel books, toys, mac-n-cheese cups (yes, mac-n-cheese cups...we are traveling with a 4 year old after all), gift bags, etc.  For the past few months, we have had a small pile of stuff hidden away in our storage room, but it has grown exponentially in the last 48 hours and made its way to the guest room.

Yesterday we knocked out a good couple of lists of things to do/buy before trip.  I know we have 3 weeks before we leave (exactly 3 weeks) but I would like to sleep peacefully at least a few times in those 21 days.  Ever since Tuesday I find myself waking up at 4am unable to fall back to sleep as too many "to do" lists are running through my head.  Sign Jae up for a Delta miles card.  Pick up an extra suitcase from my parents.  Get social worker presents.  Buy gift bags for all presents.  My brain hasn't put in this much overtime since, well, probably since the last trip to Korea.

But man, are we getting excited!  Jae and I made a paper chain to count down the days until we leave and I think all three of us really enjoy the act of  Jae ripping off the bottom link every morning.  In fact, this morning he was super cute about it...he practically sprinted over to the chain.  :) 

Jae and Violet's Mom

Ps - The Herzog Family, along with two other families, hold the new ESWS record for longest wait from Court Submission to Court Notification:  137 days.  The previous record was 130.  Not the kind of record we were hoping to set, but moving on...

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