Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stacia's Tanjouiwai

"Birthday Celebration"....

Our goal was to arrive in Japan by Stacia's birthday and we did. Stacia has the honor of being our first birthday in Japan (though not the first birthday celebrated in TLFs).

We knew tomorrow would be busy so we went ahead and celebrated this evening. Here are some photos.... Mom, we've not received your package but it is sure to arrive soon. Just FYI for MUST use the USPS to use an APO address. If you want to mail to us from outside America we have a Japanese address we can give you. You CANNOT use Fed Ex, UPS etc to mail to an APO (we know this as GAFB mailed our medical records by Fed X and they are stuck in Aomori). I'm hearing over and over to mail things priority or air mail but not surface mail or media. That's all I know at this point in time (and Mom I know you mailed priority - it will be here soon....we didn't check mail today so it may be there now. We'll check in the a.m.)

Stacia settled for this cake with the promise that I'll make the Pink Princess Cake when we have a home. Note the Parrot hat standing in for the Pig Hat - which is in our hold baggage...who would have guessed we'd be in TLF's this late. LOL

She didn't seem real thrilled with the Princess Kitty chopsticks from Y100 Store

She loved the slippers and red glasses.

She loves the pink sandals and can walk quite well in them

We're both excited to find reasonably priced dresses for Stacia!

Her Princess Mirror

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Cynthia said...

What FUN!

Debbie said...

Four years old! Oh, the time does fly. She is looking so grown up! Happy Birthday, Stacia.

Renee said...

the Air Force didn't know how to send a package to Japan... sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday stacia!!!!!


Jamin said...

Happy birthday, kiddo! You look just like a princess to me.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY Birthday Best four year old sister that I have. I love you pink sandals and you are so grown up to be able to walk in them. I love you

Linda said...

I love the mirror - it reminds me of one my grandmother had. And I really love the "chopstick" face! :)

Janette said...

Happy Birthday.
We sent things media mail- it just took two months:>) We also used regular mail for envelope stuff (letters)and it arrived fine. We did not use "air mail" ALL mail comes air mail.
THose flat rate boxes are the best priority. Makes sure that the post office understands it is going to San Fran and not Japan for postage. I has someone try to charge me for postagge to Iraq the other day- lol- $43! It was in a flat rate- and it went for the flat rate:>)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Princess! I love the pic of you with the princess mirror. You are so pretty.
Happy Birthday!
Bre G

Anonymous said...

hey mom!

Go check out the video we made for's on K's blog.

Bre G

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Will go check out the video with her this afternoon.....gotta run to get dad to the other side of the base right now.

Renee said...

Love the parrot hat.... you always have such fun with birthday celebrations

Darshia said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Stacia!

Love, the R.'s in AK

Anonymous said...

HEY! What's wrong with this computer. I know how to comment.

Sis: we did send Stacia birthday greetings!!

Seems like quite a few of my comments don't make it.

anyway, next comment will be to her.

the parrot hat is cute.

l/p Mom T

Anonymous said...


G'Pa & G'Ma wish you a special happy birthday. Wow, 4yrs old already.

Looks like you got some wonderful presents and had a fun birthday party.

We love you and miss you a lot.

love, kisses, hugs, and prayers,
your 2G's T.