Next week we fly away!
Next week the new adventure begins!
Seven days to go and we're feeling gooooood.
Today we went to Portland and finished up the last of our shopping. Oh man, we rocked it! Jed got shoes, Addy got shoes, I got jeans, Jed got jeans…we were knocking things off the checklist like beasts. It was awesome. I think the only things left to buy are a brown belt for Jed and some good walking shoes for me. We won't have a car in Ukraine, so our current shoes won't really cut it. We'll be walking A LOT. I finally resigned myself to the fact that I'll need to spend more than $20 on a pair of shoes for them to last in U. 🙂
We had the best weekend. Our dear, dear friend Cody came to visit us this weekend from Florida. Cody and I were friends in college, and then after we graduated she moved to Oregon to live with me. Cody was there when Jed and Kim became Jed and Kim. 🙂 In fact, it's a little known fact that Cody was the catalyst in the whole making of Jed and Kim. Back in those days Jed was in love with me and I wasn't so sure…hehe. Then Cody came along and helped me realize what a catch I had right in front of me. So…I guess we owe a whole lot to our Cody. Cody was the first one I screamed with after Jed proposed, she was in our wedding, she was there when Addy was born…it only makes sense that Cody would have to be a part of this ginormous life event we're in the middle of right now!
Boy did we need some Cody in our lives this weekend!! Jed and I were feeling rather burned out on packing/item-deliberating/stuff-decision-making. We're so sick of looking and relooking at our stuff! Cody came along and gave us just the right amount of bossiness and energy to get 'er done! 🙂 On Sunday my friend Angie, Cody and I layed out ALL OUR STUFF and ALL OUR SUITCASES and packed, packed, packed. It.was.awesome. Not only was this weekend super productive, but it was super refreshing and life-giving. I didn't realize how much I was missing my friend. Having Cody here was like a weekend-long hug/bowl of ice cream. Comforting to the extreme. Great, now I'm making myself cry. Grrrr. Anyway, thank you Cody for being such a sister to me. I love you and I miss you already. Come baaaaaaaaack!!!!!
Welp, now I got all emotional and lost my train of thought.
As we tackle the next few days left here in Oregon I just want to savor friends and family. I want to drink in everyone. I want to make sure we get to say goodbye to as many people as we can, so if you're reading this and you want to make sure you get in a goodbye just give us a call! You aren't a bother. We have a lot to do, but nothing is more important than making time for the ones we love.