We're in the homestretch now. Only 1 more day to get ready. We have spent today packing. Yeah, sounds easy right? Ha. We spent 2 hours getting everything we wanted to take to fit in the suitcase. I used every trick I have been told and have read about. We put cheerios in every available space we could find. We used ziplock bags for everything. And everything fit. Whew- we thought we were done. And then we weighed them. Both weighed in at 55 - 60 pounds. (remember that there is a 44 pound limit). So back to the drawing board. We first eliminated some clothes. Still to heavy. We them removed some items we figured we could buy in China. Still overweight. Took out some of my snacks I was planning on living on for 2 weeks. Still too heavy. Took out more clothes and crammed them into the carryon. Still to heavy. Finally, we took out more clothes and we are now successfully at 44 pounds- but we barely have anything to wear. Now we are 2 people who like to take LOTS of clothes when we go anywhere so if you dont know us you can't appreciate this amazing feat! But never fear! We traded off pairs of underwear for coffee, creamer, and sugar packets. (I do have my limits).
Its almost time. We are soooo ready to go. Watch out EMMA ROSE- HERE WE COME!!! We'll be hungry, tired, barely clothed, but caffeined up and high on love! :)