Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cambodia too!

We have spent all of our free time this week, trying to sort out the details for our second adventure - Cambodia. We have our flights, which you would think would be the easy part. Not so! But we are now set, so we can put that behind us. We have also talked to the Projects Abroad folks so that is in progress too.

Saturday, Isabella has a meet & greet. So fingers crossed she will be adopted into a great home then. She came back to us on Monday after the first adopters decided they wanted a perfect boxer. Uh, the best thing about boxers is the fact the constantly remind us that we don't have to be perfect - we just have to love.

We head out on Sunday, so while you are watching the Super Bowl, we will be soaring to our new adventure. We can't wait to share with you all that we are taught.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Preparing for our Trip to South Africa

John has been working hard to prepare everything for our trip to South Africa, while Sarah has been winding up work for the next couple of months. He has been taking care of all the loose ends in Seattle, like paying bills, finding the best luggage to take, buying gifts for our host family, making sure we have all the vaccinations and visa's that we need, coordinating with Projects Abroad on our logistics... The list goes on and on! He even figured out how to get rugby tickets while we are there.

Isabella, our current foster boxer

Sarah has transitioned her work responsibilities to a new member of the PwC team and is finally turning her thoughts to the adventure on which we are about to embark. The last minute appointments have been scheduled. Our current foster, Isabella, is scheduled for adoption.

Our wonderful neighbors have even agreed to pick up John's mom, Fran, who will be staying here while we are gone. A dearest of friends will help out with overseeing Sarah's finances and another favorite person has agreed to be our standby handyman in our absence. We are finally running out of things to add to our "to do" list.

We encourage you to check back with us over the next couple of months, as we share our thoughts, stories and foibles on this site. This may not be the Amazing Race, but I bet it will have as much entertainment value - if our experience in China was any indication. Cheers!