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!

During the trip, I'll be posting to a separate blog. There are a lot of people in my "real life" who are interested in following along. But I didn't necessarily want everyone reading every single thought that's run through my head over the last 5 years. LOL! Plus I wanna do the whole "book your blog" thing with this new one as a keepsake for Mia.

So you'll find us over at Finally... Mia for now.

19 comments:

Christina said...

Be safe! Can't wait to see you and your Mia together! <3

K said...

LOL! So, I'm not the only one who stayed up all night packing either! I did sleep on the flight over and continued to feel great the entire trip.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you have a marvellous time in China!

Lindsay said...

Hope you did indeed get some sleep and the flight was smooth.

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Safe travels!
Donna

Catherine said...

Super excited for you! Off to check out the new blog and see if you posted as by now you're in CHINA!!! So cool!! Enjoy friend! It's the trip of a lifetime for so many reasons!

Heh...I totally get the stay up all night to pack. Happened to me too and I was still packing when my parents arrived to pick me up to go to the airport!

Barbara said...

I am dying here!!! I want to see pics! LOL

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Lesa said...

I know everyone would love to see updates! I see your last post was in May. Hope everything is okay...

Jessica said...

Okay, I know I'm way to the party here. But, I just found your blog on Pinterst. We are in the process of adopting from China. So, I'm wondering if there is ANY chance you know where those paper plates came from? I know that's bizarre! I think my email will show up for you...

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