Monday, March 14, 2011

Where I Am - Prepping for Travel to Europe Edition

Where I Am:  I’m actually sitting on the tile floor in the bathroom while Selah takes a bath. 

I’m all about multi-tasking at this point (how many of you can relate?).  She is happily splashing while playing with her toys and I thought I’d do a quick blog to let you know what’s going on with me as well as to ask a few questions!

What’s going on with me…at work:  I’ve had a whirlwind of a week.  It tends to be like that when I’m preaching or speaking and I spoke 5 times last week (MTS teaching, zoe, and weekend services at COTR).  But I was passionate about what I was sharing and that makes it easier.  Particularly, Josh and I shared for the 3rd week in a row on relationships & this week we dived into talking about sex and how to set boundaries in a dating relationship.  There is something about talking to college kids about this topic – they are so hungry to receive…some wanting to do better than they have in the past…some having absolutely no experience…and all of them with a twinkle in their eye hoping that God won’t delay that special someone.  Oh how I pray they wait patiently…oh how I pray they find love and fulfillment…oh how I pray they have healthy marriages one day…I pray.

I also spoke at Church on the Rock in Lubbock this weekend.  My topic was “Taming the Tongue” – you can listen if you want at  I just checked and it is not up yet but it should be up soon!

What is going on with me…at home: I’m busy trying to get our lives organized so we can fly across the ocean on Wednesday.  I asked for suggestions (particularly when it comes to flying that long with a 1 year old) on facebook and I got some great feedback.  I’ve decided that organization and preparation will be my safety net!  My husband thinks that after this week I would be an excellent boy scout!

Here is what I have so far:

This pile includes the extras that I’ll be packing for Selah (food, diapers, wipes, etc)…also in this pile are a few things we are taking to friends in Czech Republic.

 Yes,it is a lot of stuff, but I am determined to get these things plus clothes for 3 people into 2 bags, 1 carryon, a  backpack and a purse.  Impossible you say?  I laugh in the face of impossible…although I’m really thinking we are looking at a loaves and fish type of miracle.

And this pile is what I have planned for the plane/carryon.

 One friend suggested putting several things in gallon ziplock bags so that there is play time taking everything out of the bag, plus playing with the actual toys.  I thought this was brilliant!  Selah LOVES taking things out of my purse so I think this is right up her alley.

 I have two baggies full of fun!  I have books, crayons, finger puppets (I’m sorry people around us on the plane I’m sure you will hear Josh’s lion and frog voice)…

So,this is the plan thus far.  Any other suggestions?  I’m thinking mostly prayer is what we need – and honestly, I’m confident that Selah will be great.

Afterall, she has been sitting in this suitcase for the last 3 days.  I think she is just ready to go!


mandal said...

Great organization skills! Looks like Selah is set for the long flight. Praying that y'all have a good trip.

Liz said...

yey for finger puppets! josh will get discoverd! haha

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