Monday, May 21, 2007


today is the day of birth for my beautiful friend, Kanako. She celebrated by coming to Tokyo to hang out with mary and i. What a sweet friend. We went out to eat at our friend's restaurant. Hmmm... it was good. We didn't order a thing. Kenji just came up with the entire planning and made all the food. It was so good and an appropriate amount of spoiling for Kanako on her birthday.
Friends for such a long time... I have SO many good memories of kanako. We met in 2003 when I was on a summer team to Shizuoka (where she lived) and then she came to America for one year and studied at Penn State. that year, she and I went skiing/snowboarding in CO with a group from Nebraska. we have soooo many funny moments from that trip. She and I are crazy together. :) We egg each other on.
Atsushi came and "represented" all our Shizuoka friends.
Okay, totally unrelated to Kanako's birthday. I just received these pictures from my sister-in-law. This is the raincoat and matching boots I sent my niece... but it's a little hard to gauge her size so I always go bigger. She can grow into them, right? Needless to say, she can take the next 12 years and grow into these.
what a sweet, sweet baby.

Cutie Lenora!!

1 comment:

Jomama XOXOX said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful girls you ALL are! Such fun celebrating birthdays and cutie presents in the mail! Lenora looks just like you, Joanna,and you look just like Kanako, and Kanako looks just like Atsushi, and Atsushi looks just like Mark! It's a small world after all! :) Happy Birthday, Kanako, from the USA!