Jer just wrote a post from China, so you can scroll down and read that first...
I made it home! I left at 9:30 p.m. Monday evening and arrived at almost 2 a.m. this morning. With the time difference, that makes for about a 20 hour trip-- not too bad! Jeremy and the girls have a much longer trip home, as the cheapest way for them to fly is to take a late night flight to Beijing, stay at a hotel, take an early flight to Seattle, have a three hour layover, then fly to SLC. With three girls. One in a wheelchair. Much more difficult than my route, but saves hundreds and hundreds of dollars. So yeah, Jer's the man. (:
It feels SOOOOOOO good to be home! I can't say how much I missed my sweet kiddos! It felt amazing to hug and love on them this morning. I woke up at 6 a.m. and went and crawled in bed with Sophi, Xander, and Lexi (who all happened to be sharing a bed). It was so much fun to have each of them wake up and see big smiles spread across their faces as they realized who was in bed with them. A perfect start to my day.
I'm feeling a bit fuzzy from jet lag. I want to sleep all day, but have a million things to do. Christmas prep and shopping is on the top of the list, as is Lexi's IEP, basketball games for the boys, unpacking, catching up on emails, homework with kids, and house stuff. Ahhh... back to reality! (; It's probably good I have plenty to keep me busy-- hopefully I can stay awake most of the day and be able to get a good night's rest and get my body switched to Utah time...
Mom, Dad, Matthew, Megan-- you are AMAZING. Thanks for being such angels and taking care of the kids!!! I love you so much and I'm so grateful for our family! Can't wait to introduce you to your new granddaughter/niece. (:
Jesi, Graci, and Cali-- thanks a lot for mocking my heart-felt note. Love you too! (;