In the end I had six piece of checked baggage and one checked box. Each of use had a carry-on that weighed about 50lbs! And I had Paige and the camera bag to carry! Traveling alone with three kids is bad enough but doing it right after Christmas? I was so worried about the weight of our luggage because when we went to China it was very closely monitored. I guess in country they don't care because she didn't even weigh one piece!