Sunday, June 7, 2009

uhmmm . . . gotta sec?

In about 30 hours, we'll be piling the suitcases and the family into the car and starting the drive down to Helsinki.

Our flight leaves Helsinki at 07.50 on Tuesday. It's a 3 hour flight to London. There, we sit for about 6 hours. Then it's a 9½ hour flight to Seattle. My brother is picking us up at SeaTac. Then it's about a 3½ hour drive to my Dad's house in the Vancouver, BC suburbs.

I'm not sure how long we'll be hung up at the border . . . Stefan's not coming with (he's coming later in July). Not sure if we'll encounter any problems with our plethura of passports . . . I've got a notarized letter from Stefan stating that I'm actually allowed to travel with our crew . . .

Here's where you come in - I don't like flying, at all. I need your prayers for peace within me so I can travel with my kids without having to use the Gravol/Imodium/prescription "relaxing" meds I have along.

'Nuff said.


Carolynn and Steve said...

Definitely prayers from here--for sanity, for peace, that all goes as it's supposed to. Hope it is a great trip!

Andrea said...

You can do it! Yes you can! If you can't do it no one can! Ok so I've been in baseball and basketball mode, hence the cheer! Anyways, our prayers are with you! Mind over matter Barb! Can't wait to see you all and finially meet Sofia.

Kristine said...

Praying for peace and that all goes smoothly! Have fun!!!

corduroygirl said...

You'll do fine! Just think of all the people on the other end waiting to meet Sofia. I saw Andrea last night and she was looking forward to your visit.


Craig and Phyllis said...

I will be praying for you and your kids as you travel. I have come to dread those long flights, so I will really pray for you about that! I hope you will be able to update the blog as you travel around. If not, I will really miss hearing what is going on in your life! : )

Joy said...

That is quite a long trip. I will send up some prayers.

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Honey, I'm praying for peaceful flight, not only for your nerves, but that you have any nerves left when you land because your kids are probably going to use up every last one of them on that commute. You'll be so busy being annoyed with them you won't have time to worry about your fear of flying! :)

Anonymous said...

Oj, vilken lång resa det blir. Hoppas allt går bra och så ses vi sen i slutet på sommaren. Typ.
Ha det så jättebra!
Kram, Susse

Purplestamper said...

Can't wait to see you and the Crew.

kate said...

You need 'em? You have 'em.


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