August 18, 2014

I'm Packing My Bags.

I couldn't think of much to say tonight other than, I will be in Finland one week from today!  That means I have a lot to do between now and next Sunday!

Mostly, I have to pack.  Packing for 8/9 months is the worst.  I dread it for months.  Deciding what to bring, and what to leave back in MN.  Making sure all of my bags that I am bringing are under the fifty pound weight limit is always a tricky part of packing.

It that isn't bad enough, I have to spend a whole day running around getting Raylan's paperwork and forms for Finland filled out and then take them downtown to get the official stamp of approval.  She is doing very well since her surgery and I have no doubt that she will be ready to travel just in time for our trip!

I cannot wait to get to Finland and to see Sam and give him a nice big hug (& kiss)!  Raylan will probably beat me to him, but I don't mind being second.

Sam left for Switzerland to play in a tournament with his team today and will be there for four days, then travel to Germany for another game.  Sunday the team will be heading back to Finland just in time for Sam to come to the airport to pick me up!  I have never been lucky enough to have Sam actually be at the airport when I land!  It has always been someone who works for the team that has picked me up and brought me to our new home.  I can't wait to have it be Sam this year bringing me to Lappeenranta.   Oh yeah,  almost forgot, the tournament they are in is called the Champions Hockey League and has teams from all over Europe competing in it.  It is the same tournament we were in last season (the European Trophy), just with a different name.

While looking online today I found some quotes that are fitting to my life leading up to the time I leave.   I have posted a few of them below.










Can't wait to hold this guys hand again. 



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