Monday, October 5, 2009

One day closer!!

Oh my gosh, I can't believe we're leaving for Korea the day after tomorrow!! I'm super overwhelmed and stressed out, but also REALLY excited!

We still have a million things to do before we go. In typical Wendy fashion I've totally procrastinated and now I'm rushing around like crazy trying to get things done. I always say I'm not going to do that and then I ALWAYS do. So tomorrow is going to be a super crazy day. We'll get it all done though. As much as I hate to fly I'm looking forward to finally sitting on that airplane and knowing that all the planning and packing is DONE.

I talked to the agency today and we went over exactly what's going to happen while we're in Korea. Here's how the trip is going to go.

We get to Seoul Thursday night and we have a meeting scheduled for Friday morning to meet Clarissa! I'm glad that we don't have to wait very long after we get there to meet her. I think I'd go crazy! We'll get to spend some time with her on Friday and then Saturday we have a half day sightseeing tour set up that the agency puts together for us.

Sunday morning we're actually going to church with my Korean friend. It will all be in Korean and it's not our religion, but I'm looking forward to the experience! Then we're having lunch and spending the afternoon at the DMZ, which is the military patrolled buffer zone between North and South Korea. That's something I've really wanted to see and my Korean friend has been nice enough to offer to take us there.

Monday we have a picnic planned with my Korean friend and a new friend of hers who is currently taking care of a super cute, chubby cheeked baby (we're not talking about it right now, but I will be able to talk about it on Monday).

Tuesday we're taking the train to the town Clarissa was born in. We were able to schedule a meeting with a social worker there, so we're leaving first thing in the morning, taking a two and a half hour train ride across the whole country and we'll meet with the social worker who will take us to the hospital Clarissa was born in. Then we're going to spend a little bit of time at the beach and then get back on the train and go back to Seoul in the evening.

Wednesday we're going siteseeing in the morning and then the big event takes place in the afternoon! We offically get Clarissa for good at 2:00 in the afternoon. We'll take her back to our hotel and smooch her sweet face all day long, she'll be with us overnight and then Thursday we'll pack up and come home!

We're going to be there for a week, which sounded like plenty of time when I started planning the trip, but now I'm worrying that we're not going to have time to cram everything in! There are so many things I want to see and do and every second of our trip is going to be pretty packed. It will be fun though, and we're so lucky to have my Korean friend to help us navigate the city. She's been absolutely wonderful and I'm really looking forward to finally meeting her in person!

So for now I'm going to crawl into bed and try to get a good night sleep so that I can run around like a crazy person tomorrow and get everything packed and ready to go! Only one more day! It's finally here!!!

P.S. THE PASSWORD IS CLARISSA!!! Don't forget! :)


Jill said...

I am interested in talking to you about how your agency here was in helping you plan and organize your amazing trip. I'll give you a little while to get to Korea and get home before I bombard you with questions, though. :)

Have a wonderful trip! Hope everyone is feeling well (you and the boys) and that there are no worries so you can enjoy Korea and Clarissa!

Joy said...

Have a great trip!!!! Thank-you for sharing all the fun details with us!!!

Michelle said...

Wendy, I have followed your blog since you started it. I can not tell you the happiness I feel for your family! I am so happy your on the last leg of your journey, I know you will enjoy it. I am amazed how things come together and work out better than we originally hope. I am glad you have a new Korean friend, what a comfort to know a familiar face when you arrive. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, I look forward to the stories and pictures to come as your journey changes. Safe travels, be calm and keep your eye on the prize as you fly!

~April~ said...

Oh I can't wait to see all your pictures. It sounds like you will have the greatest time ever!!

Jerri said...

I am SO excited for you! I've been following your blog for so long now and am excited to see this day finally here! Have a safe trip. :)

Rebecca said...

So excited for you@

Tracie said...

Can't wait to read all about it!

You are so lucky to be this close...