Monday, February 26, 2007

Packed and waiting

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!!

7 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Do you think you'll be sleeping much the day before you leave?!! I'd think a 430am flight would be a godsend!!!

Have a fantastic trip! Bring on March 6!!!

Lisa~~ said...

I'm so excited for you to finally have Ava in your arms. I hope that you are able to post often and with lots of pictures as I'll be hitting your site often to see your updates. Have a wonderful, exciting and fabulous trip.

Krista said...

Have a safe trip. Can't wait to read all about it. Following the journeys of others helps to keep me sane during this looooooong wait.

LID 6-14-06 so still quite a ways off for me.

Catherine said...

So happy and excited for you! Your packing comments are my concerns. I'm just not a light packer but guess I'll learn quickly.

Won't be long now!

Also, do you mind if I put a link to your blog on mine while you're in China? Please feel free to email your response to me. My email is available on my blog.

Thanks for considering my request.

Have a wonderful time! Ava will soon be in Mommy's arms! Yeah!!!

LIZ said...

Have a great trip...can't wait to see Ava in your arms. Thanks for the packing tips.

Dannye said...

have a safe trip, can't wait to follow along...

Stephe said...

It's friday morning and I'm thinking about you. It's 7am where I am and I'm guessing about 3 or 4am where you are. ARE YOU SLEEPING AT ALL? I am so excited for you! Hurry, go to CHINA and get that little girl of yours. I can't wait to see the first photo of the two of you!!! Have a wonderful time! I'll be thinking about ya!!!