Alternate titles for this blog post could be:
- A Blog Post with Pictures!
- First Shopping Spree Since Starting the Adoption Process: I Don’t Love Budgeting, But It Works
- Retail Therapy
- We Still Haven’t Given Up Hope on Traveling
- If Only I Was a Professional Blogger and Getting Paid for Product Placement
Yesterday after church on the car ride home, I announced that I wasn’t giving up hope. As foolish as it may be, until August 5th, I am not giving up hope of traveling this summer. Crazier things have happened, and I am totally fine with God using our story to show off. And my loving, sweet, and maybe indulging husband said that if we are traveling soon, we should go shopping and get prepared.
This may be one of his top ten best ideas ever. He got a babysitter, took me out for sushi, and then shopped in Target with me until the store closed (and we weren’t even finished).
Here is my photo diary of everything we got:
This picture is when our cart was relatively full of just medications and cleaning supplies. I know in all likelihood we will get sick, but I’ll be darned if I don’t do everything possible to keep us healthy.
Embarrassing picture. David looked embarrassed of me as he took it. I’m sharing it anyways. Please note the tag still on the sunglasses. I’m so classy.
Here are all of the medications and first aid supplies. Please note the glycerin suppositories and the anti-diarrheal. We have all our bases covered.
Here are the toiletries (well, the new stuff we need for the boys or travel related). The moist flushable wipes are apparently a necessity if we get sick. Please Lord, let’s leave these untouched. Also, I cut the picture a little short. There are still more bottles of hand sanitizer.
Here’s random stuff for the boys, and yes I know we need more underwear. I was tired by this point and was forgetting the fact that 3 weeks with no washer means you can’t have too many pairs of underwear. And you can see the cute sippy cups for the boys: Superman for Sebbie and Batman for Bo. I may be a little too excited about these.
General travel supplies, including a lantern for power outages.
Cute little backpacks (not from Target but too cute not to share)!
A sneak peak at coordinating shirts for all five kids. I mean seriously, I am so impressed with how well these all work together. Fun fact, Sebbie, Bo, and George all wear the same clothing size. I may dress them as triplets as long as they let me.
These shirts make my heart soar. I can’t wait to see the boys wearing them.
And these……oh man……these are what the boys will wear when we meet all of our family and friends at the airport. (And folks, I know we will be tired, but we want a huge crowd at the airport to welcome us home. We like a good party, and nothing is worth celebrating more!)
Now, literally, all we need are signatures and court dates. That’s it….
(Have you travelled internationally with kids? Any tips? Anything we missed?
Have your travelled for adoption? Give me your best tips. )