Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here it is!

I have my Visa!

Yesterday was our last trip to the Embassy, and Sakura was issued her Visa, so we are free to travel home.

Unfortunately yesterday was the day that we toured Tokyo the most, and didn’t have our camera since we went directly from the Embassy where there are no camera’s permitted L
Dean’s cousin Miki and her family own a very nice upscale French restaurant in Shinjuku and Miki had asked us to join her after our Embassy appointment. We really wanted Taz to join us, as we feel so indebted to her for all she has done for us, and we thought that Taz and Miki would get along well, so after our appointment, Dean, Taz, Sakura and I all took a cab to L’Alliance – the food was not something Dean and I would have just gone out and ordered, but to show our appreciation we tried everything – our first course was raw Benito fish, with white asparagus served with a pesto sauce – the white asparagus was really good, but neither of us liked the Benito – Dean told Taz on the cab ride home that he almost threw up J Our second course was scallops, and some vegetables, I can’t remember right now – to my surprise I loved the scallops, I’ve never eaten one before, but these were perfect – I won’t be ordering them anywhere because I’m sure that these were exceptional quality and prepared just perfect, our main course was Australian Beef tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, another vegetable that I cannot remember, then we had dessert – I chose the Sakura white chocolate mousse cake, Dean chose Vanilla pudding (looked like crème’ bruelet, with candied sugar), and Taz chose an almond cake, with what looked like lady fingers around the edge. I think that we all really enjoyed ourselves and the food was truly one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. By the way, Sakura was a PERFECT angel, the only thing we might have changed was when Taz took her so I could eat, she decided it was time for a big poopJ I took her to the restroom, changed her, and she was perfect the rest of the day.

We also went to KiddyLand yesterday – Oh My Gosh – I love KiddyLand! There were some super cute Edemame characters that I would have bought one each of, but I left without buying any.

I think that was it for yesterday – we had a busy day, but truly excited and emotional.

Today we are going to go back to Asakusa for some souvenier shopping, then tomorrow we head home.


Aunt Carol said...

Sounds like you had another great day today. PS looks beautiful as usual - what a pretty dress! Safe travels to all. Tell Peyton Sakura we look forward to having her here in the good 'ole USA!

jill and ryan said...

Gosh that trip went so fast! Have a safe flight home...Peyton finally gets to see her pretty room!
xo Jill & Ryan

Cynthia, Daniel, and Cameron said...

Yay! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us - so sad to leave Tokyo, isn't it? Looking forward to meeting you all at the Dosokai! Have a safe trip home!

beem221 said...

congrats on getting peyton's visa! she's too cute! hope you're enjoying your last couple of meals and have a safe trip home. looking forward to meeting you all soon.

demetrisfamily said...

Congrats on getting Peyton's visa! Wasn't it a wonderful feeling to walk out the embassy with it in hand? It seems like you just got there and already, you're heading home. That's okay because it just means we get to meet Petyon sooner! She is so beautiful in that pink dress and your dinner sounded delicious! Safe and happy travels home!

Mom said...

Sakura looks like a little Princess in her outfit, I knew it would be perfect. I know it will be sad in some ways leaving Toyko.. so many things left to see and do. BUT....
bring our baby home !