Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I cannot post all the picutres at this time (I'm just a tad bit busy these days!), but hopefully one day I can share them all in a slide show.

The night of the shower is a treasured memory ~ all who attended took part in an amazing tribute to our Mia. It was truly a memorable evening; thought out to the last detail and overflowing with love. I feel like the luckiest "girl" alive!

I picked a few pictures to share with you and I hope it gives a good idea of the love and frienship I am surrounded by:

I was "supposed" to go to dinner to celebrate a friends b-day (Lisa), instead I was "kidnapped" - this is my reaction to that:

As we turned the corner, I saw a vision of pink:
everyone in pink shirts and holding pink balloons!

Miss Meaghan stopped by to honor Mia!

They even arranged for my dear friend, Kara
to call (she moved away a few years ago).

The presents!

Mia is set!

Yes, I am crying like a baby, but there's a good
reason: Meaghan (and her mommy) sent out
Mia's 100 Good Wishes letter and collected them
all in a beautiful album. Her aunt will sew the quilt ~
This is Meaghan's gift to Mia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sophie's Mom said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Donna & Andrew said...

What a great memory for you & what awesome friends you have.

amy said...

this post made me tear up..You are loved and cant wait to see your pics

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo:

These pictures are great, and captured some really nice moments from the night. The shower really came together so nicely, and you deserve it! Your dream of having Mia is finally coming true. It's been so nice sharing this journey with you. I wish you the best of luck and a safe flight once again. It will all be worth it once you have her in your arms!

Love, Aunt Michie :)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you are surrounded by such love and support, which Mia will share when she arrives! What an awesome shower - kudos to all who made it so nice!

We'll be thinking of you lots over the coming weeks, sending you love and looking forward to Mia joining the family.
*hugs*hugs*hugs* and a safe and beautiful journey.
Love, Miriam

Lori said...

Joanne, what special friends you have. It looks like a very special time and a lot of fun too!
LOVE all the pink!!

Anonymous said...

This day has finally arrived! We are so thrilled for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you everyday. Have a wonderful flight and enjoy your beautiful daughter. We can't wait until your return. Our Love Always, Frank, Mary & boys XXX-OOO

Debbie said...

The shower was a success! And what a wonderful memory it will be for you to share with Mia ... and all of those beautiful girly and "PRINCESS" gifts (the best part)! We are all so,so happy that this moment is upon you, Ed and the boys!!! Yeah ! :)
Love to you all !!

Barbara said...

Jo, As i write this you are on a plane to China. Wow!!!! I am so happy that you really enjoyed your special day and i can't wait for you to be home with Mia! I am filled with excitement and love for you, Ed, the boys and Mia!!!
Love you all!