Sitting on a United Airlines flight from LAX to SFO. Yes, we have to fly from Salt Lake to Los Angeles to San Francisco before we can fly to Shanghai. Do you ever wonder who decides to charge you less for flying more legs and 600 more miles?
I had saved up some vacation days and had Friday, Monday and Tuesday off. Thought this would give me lots of time to get ready and we could get a good night's sleep before we left. Then we invited some wonderful people to our home for the weekend. Something about having a camera crew following your every move (and requesting this shot and that) does not lend itself to lots of preparation time. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that Graci can be a part of the documentary they're working on. It was just a much more exhausting experience than we anticipated. Anyway, the end result was I had to jam all of my last minute prep into one day...and one night. Since we had to leave at 3:30 am, I just never went to bed last night. Christi got about 1 hour of sleep. And thank heavens for Dean and LaRita. I don't know what we would have done if they hadn't been there helping with the kids.
But now we're on our way! Super-excited. Nauseatingly exhausted. Overwhelmed. Under-prepared. And trusting in God that it will all work out somehow. We love you Cali! We're coming! See you soon!!!