So, we are down to one month. 30 days to be exact, but one month sounds so much smaller. Maybe I should really play games with my mind and represent the days left in the fraction of a year. 30 / 365 = 0.08219 years until I get to hold my daughter for the very first time. Four weeks from today we board the airplane to Washington DC and then transfer planes for the ride that will change our life... straight thru to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with only a short stop in Rome for refuling. Four weeks! That is not long at all.
While we are waiting, we have a birthday to plan for. Anna is turning seven and she decided she wanted a party with her school friends this year. We had one for her the year before last, but she didn't really want one last year. Instead she just wanted cupcakes at school. This year she wants a party. So, we will be inviting 17 first graders to a party. Since Anna's birthday is on the 16th, and it's so close to when we leave for Ethiopia, we decided to have it somewhere other than our house. Anna's really excited about it, and I'm excited about the fact that they take care of everything... all we have to do is bring the cake. I can handle that the week before we leave for Ethiopia.
The weekdays are filled with school work and activities associated with school. The weekends are filled with... well, weekend stuff. Time should fly between now and when we leave. After we return home Cameron and Tim are planning a guys weekend out. They are going to go to a Clemson football game and maybe go camping somewhere over there. Anna and I will stay home and probably do some "girly" stuff like get a manicure and pedicure together. Just spending some time together doing girl things that we normally wouldn't do, and will be a bit more difficult to do for awhile after Sara gets here.
One month... 30 days... tomorrow, the number starts with a "2"... so exciting.