To Azuki with love, from Japan

I just love receiving the sweetest things via snail mail. Don’t you? :)

Yesterday, I received an awesome surprise from my friend Marjorie. She’s based in Japan. I met her in the community Weddings at Work (W@W) while we were both preparing our respective weddings, and I think it’s wonderful that we’ve grown to be good friends.

Well, OK… It may not have been a surprise, since Marjorie had to ask B about our new home address, but I had no idea what she’d be sending over!

Inside the tattered envelope was this card. I still have to get used to the idea that Poppy+B now equals three!

The card even came with its own subtitles! Haha! Thanks for the translation, Marjorie :)

The card also came with this yummy outfit for Azuki:

B and I can’t wait for Azuki to grow, so she could start wearing this! Isn’t it adorable?

Yes, I do agree Azuki would discover what a great place this world is :)

Thanks again, Atsushi, Marjorie and Yui! Yui, we do hope we get to meet you in person real soon :) Azuki would very much like to thank you in person. You made her so happy!

Happy mid-week, everyone!

– P.

Ho, ho, ho! Back with holiday cheer!

Hi, everyone!

I’m back! How are you? I’ve missed you! Big, big hugs to you!

B and I were busy closing our respective projects at work, and much of our time too was taken up with shuttling to and fro our temporary house and our parents’ homes (as our new home still isn’t available, and it was supposed to be available last AUGUST!). It’s a real chore and very frustrating that we haven’t settled in, but these past months have shown me how B’s an immensely patient guy, so I find it hard to complain.

So while we’re waiting to move in to our new home, B and I have been trying to find ways to bring the holiday spirit in our temporary (and extremely bare) living space.

OK, I'm a bit embarrassed about the plastic wrapping around the wreath (and mismatched table cloth), but I didn't want to take the wreath's cover off until it was hung in our REAL home :)

We’ve also been busy picking out and packing our presents for our family and friends, and somewhere in between, I’ve also made and sent a little card for someone whom I’ve met while planning my wedding over at W@W!

Our Christmas Card for Marjorie (and her hubby, Atsushi)

Dearest Marjorie of On Chocolate Hill, I got your note. I’m so happy you both liked the card! :)

Anyway, by now, I’m hoping my lovely package exchange buddy April of the uber-talented Designs Of Artisan has received my gift!

April, I hope you like what you get :) And to you my friends, I’ll let you all know what I sent her in my next post.

Happy December, my dearest buds :) Will be back soon :)

– P.