Our visas arrived today. Woo Hoo!
Most of the packing is done. There is still the ongoing 'shifting things around' to optimize space. It'll be a challenge, but we're planning on making the trip with only our carry-ons (ie. no checked baggage). If it was the middle of summer, it might be a little easier. However where we're headed is C-O-L-D. Boots and several layers are a must. Add in some small gifts, granola bars, and the "just-in-case" medications we hope to NOT need... well... it's a challenge for even the most skilled suitcase packer I've ever met (Dave)!