Trying to pack. Bought lots of wooden gifts. Trying to find clothes to pack around the wooden gifts so that they won't break.
Stared at the closets. Here's what I found:
Sandals, sundresses, shorts, short-sleeve shirts. Hmmm. Even for California in winter, not going to work.
Grace: two pairs of pants, one sweater. No closed-toed shoes.
Josiah: a few pairs of long pants, one jacket.
Amy: 3 pairs of pants, 1 long-sleeved shirt, 1 jacket, 1 pair of Keds.
Gil: lots of pants (of course), one sweatshirt, one jacket.
Can you tell we live in the land of eternal summer?
Now, before you start worrying about your winter-deprived missionaries freezing to death, my best friend Anne has already been on it, and has quite a collection of clothes for us to borrow. We'll be fine. Grace will have to sport the socks-with-sandals look for our overnight layover in London, but she'll be so thrilled that she finally gets to wear socks, that no one will mind a bit.
My main concern is how exactly I am going to pack all those wooden gifts without any padding. Or newspaper. Or bubblewrap. Any ideas?