Well, it wasn't easy but we're finally packed. Three check-ins and three carry-ons. It took some juggling but we managed to get the large suitcases under 44 lbs each. The two Samsonite suitcases are 18 lbs each- empty. We have one, basic suit case that weights 12 lbs. Six pounds might not sound like a big difference until you are going through your stuff for the tenth time trying to eliminate items to drop a few more pounds off the weight. Advice to those families waiting to leave for China- buy a light suitcase.
Just a few more days. I can hardly believe it. Our flight leaves really early on Friday- 4:30 a.m. shuttle - yikes.
My plan is to post from China so check back in this weekend. I will have Ava at 9 a.m. (China time) Tuesday, March 6. YEA!!