Sweet Home! It's officially the first day of summer and we're finally
back from the Motherland! *YAY!* The flight home was pretty exhausting.
Ashlyn refused to sleep on the plane, and when she finally did...it
was only for a couple of hours. Poor baby was really tired, sick, and
out-of-it...she fussed, coughed, and cried incessantly. =( Dina
had emailed me before my trip suggesting that I give Ashlyn a quarter
tablet of Benadryl to help her sleep on the plane should she become
fussy, but I didn't think I needed one. Halfway through this flight,
I was praying for one! Aric
and I took turns holding her and walking her up and down the aisles.
14 hours on the plane with a two hour layover in Japan, we finally landed
in LAX at noon. Getting our luggage and getting through customs was
a breeze...not that I had any doubts...but Aric was stressed out about
getting stopped, sweated, or fined with all the knockoff goods we were
carrying. hehehe After getting on a shuttle bus to where we had parked
our car, Ashlyn finally fell asleep. She slept during our drive home,
and continued to nap a little bit longer once we were home. Aric and
I unpacked and settled in. Getting hardly any sleep myself, I would
have loved to lie down to rest my tired eyes, but my first priority
was to throw all of the clothes we took to China into the laundry. Yes,
it's not easy being as obsessive and neurotic as I am. =/
I noticed a trail of ants on the kitchen tile...going no where in particular, and a bunch of strays on the kitchen counter. That sparked an urge to clean and vacuum. Once that was all done, Aric and I hung out on the couch, watched TV, and relaxed. We waited for Wil and Tony to come. I was looking forward to seeing Wil. She had planned this visit a month ago and then debated whether or not to reschedule in fear that I might be too jet-lagged. But I insisted she come anyway...not only is it nice to be back, but would be an added bonus to see a familiar face. =D
Wil and Tony came in around 8:30pm, and we went out to dinner in Garden Grove with Wey, Ed, and Sue. It was great to see everyone and catch up on the last couple of weeks. Aric and I shared our China stories and handed out souvenirs from our trip.
After dinner, we stopped off at The Block to walk around and went to Krispy Kreme to pick up donuts for Ed and Sue's FIFA World Cup party. A bunch of friends went over to Ed and Sue's to watch Korea and Spain battle it out. I've never seen so many people wear red in one room. I was feeling a little left out. hehehehe
Pictures from tonight:
started getting real fussy at Ed's. I can't blame her. She only got
a total of 5 hours of sleep in the last 30 hours, plus her cough gets
so bad sometimes that it forces her food to come back up. =( Luckily
we're home and her infant-Robitussin is helping.
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