Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas from Dean and Jennifer

Santa is packing up his bags and readying his sleigh.
Soon, he'll be on his way,
to bring you a Merry Christmas day.
We just wanted to say,
that we hope you have a wonderful holiday.

May all of the blessings of the season
visit you and yours,
bringing happiness galore
right to your front door.

And as you take in the lights and the snow,
in your heart may you always know,
that someone out there
is sending good wishes to you
and hoping that all of your greatest
Christmas wishes comes true.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A gift for the baby!

Last week I went to breakfast with my friend Katie and she gave me the sweetest little gift for the baby - I just have to share!

Blankie pal from Katie

Sort of ironic that about 15 years ago I fell in love with these little guys (called Flatso's by North American Bear Co.) and bought a similar larger version (before I miscarried) shown below together. When I bought the "stuffed" one so long ago, they didn't even make the cute little 'blankie' ones!

We are waiting for baby Shimizu to love us...

Our baby is already blessed (as are Dean and I) with so many people anxiously awaiting the arrival!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

US Embassy in Tokyo.....

We got an e-mail from Lesley the other day....and since the next few months will be quiet with respect to the adoption process - since we are 'officially' waiting to be selected (by a BioMom) - I figured I'd post it here and share
with everyone. Here is what Lesley had to say:

We received, by fax, your welcome letter from the US embassy in Tokyo. This is their way of acknowledging that they received the notice of your approval from your CIS office by way of the National Visa Center (NVC). So that is great to know that when we are ready to process your adoption, your paperwork is there waiting! Happy Holidays! Lesley

So that is our 'latest and greatest' news on the adoption front.

Dean and I both celebrated our birthdays in the past few days....we have a lot to celebrate right now - it is still surreal that someone out there is probably carrying our baby.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008 - Papers to Japan

2 December 08

Well I believe today is the day that our paperwork, album, and Dear BirthMother letter heads to Japan. Some day a perfect little someone special will be wearing this onesie!

Many of you have asked if we have chosen a name for the baby. We have picked American names which will be the baby's first name, and then picked three girl middle names, and two for a boy - keeping with the tradition of Dean's family.

Here are the middle names we picked (and their meanings) - remember from these names, the biomom will choose, and that will be the baby's middle name:

Sakura - cherry blossom
Sayuri - little (small) lily
Emiko - blessed/beautiful smiling child

Masahiro - broad minded
Akira - bright boy

Keep us in your prayers and keep all of the bio mothers in your prayers too, I cannot even imagine what they go through making plans for the future of their baby!

Thank You all for your love, prayers, and support, we will keep you posted!

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