Today Officially marks the four week point until we can get on a plane and GO!
And I'm sure that I've been doing this countdown for about 16 weeks already, but I am just so excited to get on to the plane that will take us on the journey we've been thinking about for so long.
This has been a really long process but we are so blessed to be doing exactly what God wants us to do in exactly the right place.
When we land in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in a little over four weeks, we'll stay with our boss for a night or two while they give us our orientation, then we'll drive a little over two hours to our new home!
We'll be studying Arabic for two whole years. But that's two years I want to cherish every moment of. We'll be working on becoming fluent in Arabic and we'll be surrounding ourselves with the culture of the Middle East, diving head first into learning the "how's," and "why's" of cultural expectations.
But before any of that can take place.... I have to get through these next four weeks!
I've started an extensive list of what needs to be done/seen/completed/bought before we step foot in that airport. I'll revisit this list in two weeks and then right before we leave. So for your reading pleasure:
Brittney's "Can't Wait to Get on that Plane," To Do List Extravaganza 2010
Things to see and do in Canada:
Ride Bikes around Stanley Park
Kayak in cove
Ride to UBC and see the Pacific
Grouse Mountain and the Grouse Grind
Celebration of Light- Fireworks competition
Bard on the Beach
Things To Do:
Finish book 5, 6, and 7 of the Anne of Green Gables Series
See Inception- Everyone is raving about it!
Finish Lesson One on Rosetta Stone
Listen to 100 hours of Arabic
Finish Crocheting scarf-give as gift
Read 3 books for Seminary and write papers on each
Video Chat (Skype) with as many family members and friends as possible
Things to Buy:
Me- Khaki Pants, Black Flats, Clinique Products, Enough Mousse to get me through a month, and 2 Bible Studies, Photoshop.
Ian- Flip Flops, Sunglasses, Wallet, Microsoft Office (for his new computer,) Khaki Shorts, and Khaki Pants
That's all! Hopefully I can get it all accomplished amongst good byes and other work things!