The Care Package

We have finally put together a little care package for Mackenzie. We aren’t supposed to send much, but we wanted her to have some things!

So we got some disposable cameras, and a little picture album, with pictures of us in it. A little stuffed hello kitty, a small blanket, some bubbles, a birthday dress from my mom, and some candy for the nannies at the orphanage. We will send her a cake in a few weeks for her birthday.
I love the way the photo album turned out. We found the chinese characters online, and put them with the appropriate pictures. I am hoping that her nannies will show and read them to her.


  1. Jen on March 3, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Oh, sniff sniff, SOB! This truly touches my heart! When I think about Mackenzie seeing her Mommy and Daddy for the first time, I can barely stand it. May she understand quickly that she is loved and greatly anticipated! What a beautiful care package. Katie had that same photo album and LOVED it — that's how she learned the names of all of her many uncles. I'm sure Mackenzie will also love hers. And how thoughtful of you to send a gift for the adults. So sweet.So excited for you guys!!!

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  3. Susan on March 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Congratulations! We went through a private adoption nearly 30 years ago. Our daughter is the light of our lives. And our grandson is the BEST!I will tell the story of her adoption on April 12 in my blog, Potpourri. Bless you both,Susan

  4. Beth on March 8, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Joanna, I'm so happy for you and Josh!!!! I also love the photo album, you did great. I'm sure Mackenzie will love it…both Brady and Emily love the ones we sent to them!! I can't wait til you travel to meet her!!!

  5. Stacey on March 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    You guys are going to be the best parents ever! This little care package is so cute- And the photo album is a great idea. I think it's perfect for your little girl:)

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