Tuesday evening we loaded up the car and headed to New Orleans to stay in a hotel for our early flight. Trying to take everyone with us for this big life change meant looking at hubs and airports outside of our local area to find the cheapest possible flights. We were very fortunate to get a great fare on out of New Orleans that was less for ALL of us then we'd previously flown with far less people the other two adoption trips to China.
All the kids willingly hopped out of bed after only 3 hours of sleep. They were ready to go!!
She was super excited for her very first flight that she remembers!! She only made it up into the sky before that 3 hour sleep got the best of her and she was out for the count! :)
We met up with our friend Michelle at the Dallas area and after a short layover we boarded our plane for Shanghai!
We thought it was cool that we passed over my hometown of Woodward!!
The kids were AMAZING on the flight! Even Laila, who usually spends a long road trip whining and complaining that "this is taking so long" decided to be awesome. 15 hours in the air and around 2 hours on the tarmac in the airports and we finally made it to China. After some craziness, we took a van and headed to our hotel.
At this point it was around 9pm and we were jetlagged, starving, and sooooo ready to be done. So this happened...
Yep! Our first meal in China was an American fast food joint that we don't even eat in America!!
And then... BED!!! Travel day over & time for some China exploration before we get our babies. :)