Wednesday, May 18, 2011

See Ya On The Flip Side...

No sleep was had here last night. None. I didn't plan it that way. But I was literally packing until the last minute. I thought I was pretty organized. But somehow actually getting it all INTO luggage and within weight limits was harder than I thought it was gonna be.

Partly because I was pretty convinced I could do it without taking a second rolling carry on. Most people tend to take those and a backpack as their "personal item". I didn't want to carry that much luggage. I managed to do it! I made it all fit into 2 checked duffel bags, 1 carry on, 1 backpack and 2 personal items. One of the duffel bags was exactly 44 lbs when it was weighed at the ticket counter. That earned a high five from my sister.
I wouldn't recommend staying up all night. But it is what it is. I figure I'll catch a few zzz's on the 14 hour flight to China. Right now we're sitting at Dulles Airport on a 5 hour layover. Yeah...that was the tradeoff for a better price on a better plane. So this is it. The next time you hear from me, we'll be in China!

12 comments:

Lisa~~ said...

Safe travels and can't wait to see you holding your daughter!!

Donna said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm actually all goosebumpy just thinking about it!

Donna

Anonymous said...

1 more week to Mia and lots of fun times and memory making until then - the week will fly by. Safe travels and hope you get lots of sleep on the flight over so you can get there and truly take it all in without being overly exhausted.

3D said...

Safe travels. Take it all in. It is an amazing time and one that will change you forever. SO happy for you!

Keep smilin!

Christie said...

So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Whooohooo and you are off!! Have a safe trip, we will be following along in Idaho!

Sara and Miya Mei Xiao :-)

GGHadden said...

wooooohooooooooooooo :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Safe travels...

Debbie said...

Were you really surprised you were packing at the last minute? I'm not! cuz I would have been doing the same thing!! It's in our blood, we can't help it!! It's NOT our fault!!
Have a great trip, can't wait to hear about everything as you go!!

dominique said...

You did it Momma! Yeah.....can't wait to hear more!

Ani said...

Safe travels! Can't wait for the Mia post!!!

Anonymous said...

Beyond excited for you!!!
Ellen

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