Saturday, May 7, 2011

We May Have A Problem

How in the world are we going to get all of these into 4 suitcases?????

Through the generosity of many, I was able to purchase 100 blankets for Trees of Glory today. Thank goodness I brought a friend with me (and didn't take the kids) because we filled two shopping carts to the tippy top with blankets. It was quite the production at the check out line as the cashier had to scan and count each one. We had several questions and a few curious looks as we hauled our blankets out of the store.

If you ever wondered what 100 blankets all piled up looks like, now you know. I was shocked at how much space they take up. We're planning on using space saver bags to shrink them down as much as possible so we're able to get them all over to Ethiopia.

I think we're going to need a baggage miracle over here. It's a GREAT "problem" to have don't you think? We have so many donations, we don' t know what to do :-)


  1. Where are you located? I have been collecting cloth diapers to bring on my July mission trip to ET.. and when they started piling up, I thought the same thing.. "ut oh, how am I going to get these there?!".. and then I sent a TON with a local family.. and space saver bags helped a lot.. doesn't help with weight, though.. ha! But your blankets LOOK pretty light! If you can find a local family traveling, they may have some more room for donations :O).

  2. Hello! My name is Jen and I found your blog on my friend Jens blog:) She is adopting her son through IAG. Are you using them this time for your adoption? We are about to send in our application to them! Your family is precious!

  3. Those vaccuum bags work wonders on bedding (took a bunch overseas once too) Shrinks them to nothing. They are kinda lumpy and not soft or bendy to pack but totally the way to go. I found a giant hockey bag worked well because its stretchy and not conformed. That's awesome to see : )