We left our hotel in Guangzhou at 6 am on Friday. 3 hour flight to Beijing. 5 hours of waiting there. 13 hours in a plane to Chicago. Lydia squirmed most of the Guangzhou to Beijing flight but slept for 8 hours en route to Chicago. She became a US Citizen when we went through Customs/Immigration here.
We hoped to catch an earlier flight to Houston but were not able to. Now: our 13-hour layover. Last night we had dinner, facetimed our boys, and here we are.
Over the past 3 weeks we have spent nights in Beijing, Shanghai, Guiyang, Guangzhou, and Chicago. We are ready to see our boys. Ready to be home. Oh yeah, now we have to childproof our house and take down our Christmas decorations. Real life can begin now.