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Saturday, September 15, 2012

We're in China! (day 1)

Well, after I don't even know how many hours, we made it!  We are in the same city as Liana!  It felt just completely unreal flying into Shanghai.  As we were driving into the city, I was looking around wondering where she is.  She's here somewhere!  The flights went well except for a delay on the plane to Shanghai where we were stuck on the runway just sitting for an extra hour. We were on that plane for over 16 hours.  Ella and Ethan were so awesome!  I am so proud of them!  Ethan had some tough times but not nearly as bad as I thought.  A guy sitting in front of Ella snapped at her before we even took off because apparently, she was tapping the tv on his seat too much.  I could tell he was just angry that he had to sit by kids.  Poor Ella was afraid to do anything after that.  The guy behind us thought the guy was a jerk and commented after the flight on how great our kids were.  Ella only slept a couple of hours and Ethan slept 5 or 6, I think...?  I slept...zero.  Nada.  I'm exhausted.  I only got 2 hours of sleep the night before we left and I don't remember ever feeling this tired before in my life.  Basically a whole day flying or sitting in airports with a 2 year old and a 5 year old is...oh, I don't even have a word for it.  Poor babies are so tired but handling it so well.  Our hotel is amazing!  This place is gorgeous and we have a jacuzzi tub!  Can't wait to use that tomorrow!  We're on the 20th floor with an amazing view.  It's just so crazy that we're actually in China!  And even crazier that we're getting Liana in a day and a half!  I just hope I can get some sleep before then....


  1. Hurrah! Sounds like you had a pretty successful trip so far!! GREAT KIDS!! :) I hope you're all sound asleep now,and have a great, relaxing day tomorrow. We're so glad you're THERE! God bless you and I can't wait til that magic moment when you get Liana!!!! Love, Mom/Grammy

  2. So glad to here you are there!! I am also glad the kids did pretty good on the plane. I know that had to help some. Praying you get some sleep before you pick up Liana.

  3. Woohoo !! China ! COngrats on the successful trip there sis, sounds like my niece and nephew were just golden. Good job parents!
    Hope you sleep and can't wait for you guys to see the new little one. Love you all and hope you get some sleep !