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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Some supplies are coming in the mail. Don't you just love getting packages? I know that I do. I have some money holders (to carry under clothing), a power adapter for our electronics, and a microphone for our laptop so we can chat via Skype while on the trip.

We're less than a month away from our trip. I recently bought myself a coat online. I live in FL. I don't own a coat, but it's 21 degrees in Nizhny Novgorod, so I figured that I should at least buy a medium warmth jacket. So I did. It's black, even. Wouldn't want to stand out more than I already will in a country where everyone wears black and gray. :)

I need to pick out some small toys to take with me to play with our new children. It's hard to know what to take. Any suggestions?

The home study is now being reevaluated by our facilitator in Russia, then it will be notarized and THEN Tyler & I can have a hayday getting everything apostilled.


nicole said...

Wow- so much paperwork and red tape... but I bet this time around is a little easier, now that you know what to expect! Wow- can't wait to see your new little ones Jill. You have such a big heart. They are truly blessed to come to your home.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Take some beach balls. They are light weight and can fit almost anywhere during the travel. Soft nerf balls and toy cars are great. I would visit the Dollar Tree. Cheap little toys that will get lost!!

Diana said...

I second beach balls. We had a great time with them! Stickers, bubbles, pipe cleaners, and some ENGLISH story books with lots of pictures. Lego type blocks are also great. You can buy stuff like cars and balls there. I also strongly recommend a portable DVD player that isn't your laptop and a collection of kids movies. This will keep all your babies entertained while you take care of other business - business that often involves needing to use your laptop.