Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Answered prayers

We got the news yesterday that our visas were in!!! I was so relieved I almost passed out, except I was wearing Abbie in the Ergo so I didn't.  =)  So now we all get to go to Italy together.  I'm SOO relieved.  I feel like Mark and I can tackle just about any task infront of us when we're together, but I was quite worried about having to do it alone.  Luckily though, I have the best mom and mother in law in the world and both of them were prepared to drop everything and pay for a (very expensive) ticket to Italy so I wouldn't have to go alone.  I am very blessed.`

Last night we stayed in TLF's (temp lodging facility) on base.  They're the old base housing, so it's an actual house - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced in back yard, crib and high chair.  Very nice.  Except the bed.  It might as well be a piece of plywood with a sheet over it.  Hard as a ROCK.  And the stupid headboard squeaks so every time you roll over or move, it makes noise.  Oh well.  We can handle it for one more night.

So tonight is our last night in AZ.  Tomorrow we will drive to LA so we can drop our car off at the port on Friday and spend time with friends on Saturday.  On Sunday, we depart for Germany at 2:50pm, and get to Germany at 10:35am, have an hour and a half in Germany and then board the flight to Venice at 12:20pm and get to Venice at 1:35pm.  We're so excited.  This all seems surreal right now.

Anyway, that's the news for now.  The last packer is here and I think they'll be loading stuff up as soon as the truck gets here.  I need to go finish cleaning the house and then we'll be out of here!  And it's a freakin work out, cleaning an entire house, top to bottom while wearing a 10 month old on your back!  But I need the exercise anyway.  =)


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that everything has worked out for you! I hope that everything continues to go smoothly and you are soon settled in Italy!! -Rachel

Tanya and Patrick McNally said...

I'm so glad everything worked out for you guys. It's all happening so fast! Good luck!