Thursday, January 03, 2008

Its me this time!

So sorry folks about the late bon voyage post I just ran out of time! I was literally doing stuff right up to the last minute. Luckily Mom and Hugh were about 90 minutes late (I was counting on that). We made it to the airport in time but our flight was delayed from 540 pm to 7pm and we did not actually take off till around 7:30 pm. No worries though cause our flight doesn't leave until 1am. And yes we for to Sol Korea then to Beijing. Here are my suitcases ready to go. I ended up checking them both and was still taking stuff out up to the last minute.


This handy dandy backpack I got from Babies r us. It is full and a heavy Mother! It has my laptop, video camera, camera, all of the connector thingies plus my paperwork. And some reading material, make up and a change of clothes just in case. I carried it on the plane and it was so packed it would not go under the seat. They were going to make me check it but then just let me take the laptop out and hold it. Then it fit under the seat and the bag was much ighter. We deplaned onto the tar mat in Chicago. 16 degrees and snow! I felt bad for my Mom so I offered to take her carry on for her, small rolling bag, plus my 5 ton pound backpack. I made it in before them ans was still holding my laptop in my arms. As we came off the escalator..... You guessed it! I ate it huge. My Moms rolling bag would not come off an I could feel the laptop slipping. All I could think of was don't let it hit the floor. Then the 5 ton backpack had me way off balance. I fell on my knees scattering everything. Of course there were tons of people behind me including my Mom. So of course I went down! (I am laughing while I type this) Think 20 car pile up. Those poor people behind me had no where to go but down. I am okay but was laughing so hard I was crying! Sorry no photos!

The last photo is me having a well deserved beer! Yummy!




So the next time I post will be from China Wahoo! Thank you everyone. Those of you that called or emailed messages I am sorry I could not get back to you!
Pray we make it safely, I have had .5 of ativan and 1 glass of wine plus took some Tylenol PM. I am bound and determined to sleep on the plane!
And Thank you Laurie! Great guest poster! I never could get light up things on my posts! Go ahead sister! Hug the kids for me, We will be back before you know it!

17 comments:

OziMum said...

I'm laughing but wincing for you all at the same time! You poor thing! Hope you didn't get a wet bum! I'm assuming the laptop is ok, since you're posting! That would totally suck, if you busted your laptop before even leaving USA!!! Then having to lug it all over China!

Sweet Dreams, my friend... you deserve it!

Catherine said...

Never a dull moment! Can just imagine the site at the bottom of the escalator and since you're ok must admit to some smiling and chuckling after I read you were ok! Phew....quite the way to start your trip.

Sounds like you travel like I do! Hmmmm...now it's about Abby's stuff for the return trip. Is it 'wrong' to put a backpack on her too? ;o)

Safe trip and we'll catch up with you in CHINA!!!

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

Crikey what a way to start your trip!!!

Anyway just wanted to wish you a safe trip, will be popping by to see the magical moment of your gotcha day..safe travels..!

i-Con said...

Woohoo..happy travels.

Glad you're okay but it's nice to know that your new daughter is already bringing you to your knees :0)

kristie said...

definitely a great story! seems to sum up the whole anticipation and excitement of the experience. nowhere to go but up from there!!! hope meema is ok!!

Beverly said...

Bless your heart. I so feel for you. Hope the computer is okay.

Beverly

Anonymous said...

OH MY!!! I'm glad you're ok. Taking a trip - I guess you took it literally.

On the next run to the gates in the airport get someone to escort you all. Bad knees, excitement, exhaustion, baby in arms not a laptop, plus MORE luggage take the help that's available.

Love,
Aunt Debbie

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

I can't wait to see all the pictures and your next post!

Buon Viaggio!

Two Kayaks said...

My goodness! Well, we are glad that you are okay and that you are now on your way. We will be thinking about you and Abby! Good luck!

Kudo said...

Falling on in to China you are. Hope you have a great trip can't wait to follow you jouney. You are so close.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Glad you are okay..
Have to start the trip out with a "BANG"...
Sounds like you are ready...
Next stop... CHINA...
YEAH!!!
I am sooo ready to see her in your arms...
Makes me smile..
GOOD LUCK SLEEPING..
Hugs to you

Stephe said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Yippee! I can't wait for the next post. Have the time of your life! Stephe

Ava Baby said...

I had to laugh reading your story and I'm so glad you were able to laugh as well- keep that sense of humor! Can't wait to see Abby- very, very excited for you!
Michele & Ava

Ann said...

Airport story...priceless!! It's so good to be able to laugh at yourself and I'm sure after all the anxiety leading up to this, it was a relief to just laugh.

YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY, YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY, ABBY'S ALMOST IN HER MOMMY'S ARMS!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Holy cow girl, you should be snoozing on that flight over to China with all that you have on board. LOL

I'm so excited to follow along on your journey.

Lisa and Tate said...

I am sorry but I cannot help but laugh at that fall... a pile-up... SO glad you have humor with it, oh and a beer.... Can't wait to hear again when you are in China!

Truly Blessed said...

Sorry about the fall...how embarrassing! Oh well, it all will add to the enjoyment of the story in it's retelling! So glad you weren't hurt.

Can't wait for your posts from CHINA!