Thursday, May 21, 2009


Well, I leave for Haiti in less than 2 weeks. This is actually perfect timing to go because May is keeping me sooo busy, that it's flying by and I don't have my mind on this trip all the time.

I am to bring a port-a-crib, diapers/wipes/formula and baby/toddler toys for the orphanage. I've got most of that. I just learned of the needed toys yesterday, so we'll have fun shopping for those!

The airlines allow 2-50lb checked bags and those are to be used solely for orphanage donations.
I'm also allowed a 40lb carry-on and a backpack purse, those are to be used for what I need. I'll be working on that this weekend to see if I can get all of my stuff to fit in a carry-on. As far as the duffle bags, I'm out of weight, but not out of room, so we may just pay extra to take as much as we can to the orph.

I've got one more vaccination to get (Typhoid). I wasn't going to get it, but I changed my mind, hopefully it's not too late. I've gotten my Hep A and Hep B shots and will take malaria pills as well.

Vera (the gal I'm working with at the orphanage) says Charlene is getting LONG and still loves to be held all the time....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan will have to wait a few months before visiting-he can't get out of work for this trip, so Dad is going with me. I'm super excited about that!



  1. How exciting!! Please give my boys so much love and kisses from me ... I miss them desperately!! I would love pictures if you get a chance - but most of all, just enjoy your precious little Charlene!!

  2. I love to scrapbook, too (although I haven't had time in recent memory!) Years ago I was a Creative Memories consultant. :)

    The pictures were taken the week of April 7-14, 2009.

    God bless,

  3. Hello!!!
    I am Sarah's mom, I know that you are traveling soon, if you have the opportunity to see Sarah gives her a great hug and many kisses on my behalf.
    I wanted to be that a while ago when I saw Brooks in your blog, I saying goodbye to my dog Janis 16 years old, a great partner for me was also.
    Let us continue in contact.
    Good trip!!!!!