Well, today is the day. I got all packed last night, although I had a unsuccessful first attempt at zipping my suitcase. It was so full that I had to use the expander in order to zip it closed. SO...I went back to the drawing board and consolidated a few more things and was able to un-expand my suitcase. The expandable feature is for 'coming home' only! But I'll just say this...half of my suitcase is stuff for R. Mostly cute clothes. I just couldn't stop myself. I did stop myself from bringing toys. I brought a couple, but mostly she is going to get to play with clothes. Fun! Hopefully Grandmumsy and Auntie J have packed a couple more toys. Otherwise, it'll be like when you were a kid and you'd get clothes for your birthday and you would be all bummed. She's going to be like that. "You brought me clothes?!?! MAN!!"
I'm nervous, excited, and scared all at the same time. Watching the evening news last night didn't help matters. I'm a very nervous flyer and that was just not what I needed to hear. How amazing that they all survived....and didn't end up on a "deserted" island with a creepy French lady and "OTHERS" who want to steal children and a scary mechanical monster!!