Sunday, July 11, 2010

washing coats

Step 1 in packing for Germany... washing and packing coats. We've begun the packing process. Saturday morning Katey and I went through the process of washing up the coats we bought for everyone to wear in Germany (Christmas 2009). I put them in a bag and discovered they take up nearly a full suitcase. We'll be wearing coats tied around our waist. Before this is over we may be wearing multiple layers of clothing. Yes, we want to avoid extra bag fees, but also we just don't have enough people capable of wagging 50lbs through customs.

I keep looking at the Kindle for book reading purposes for myself, school, and my avid young reader. The weight of books limits what we can take. Laurel found out she could have books in seconds and so now she is sold on the idea even using Kindle PC. Now if she only could pay for them....

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Counting down...two months to go..

Today is July 1st. We depart Sept. 2 for Germany. I can say Guten Tag and a couple of other standard greetings and that is about it. Scary. Needless to say our focus around here is going to have to be on learning a little German-QUICK! After planning and pondering for a year and a half, two months doesn't sound like much time. The kids are excited and yes they still are looking more forward to getting a dog when we get home but hopefully they will enjoy life abroad nonetheless. We've started planning our itinerary. So get ready for more activity here on the blog in the coming months, get Skype loaded on your computer if you want to talk to us, and most importantly keep this crew in your prayers. The Johnstons are headed to Europe, who knows what might happen.