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Off to Guatemala to Become a Mama!
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swirlingnotions



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:54 am    Post subject: Off to Guatemala to Become a Mama! Reply with quote

Hi all, just wanted to let you know that I'm leaving for Guatemala on Sunday (father's day -- Christopher is just tickled!) to pick up Noemi. I'll be posting the occasional update and pics on my blog, swirlingnotions.com, over the next week if you want to join us! I can't wait!

PS -- I got C a Laguiole wine opener engraved with June 17, 2007 for his first father's day . . . for all the toasts yet to come!
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georgia



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Father's Day, indeed! The wine opener is perfect.

Safe journey to you and your daughter. My heart is full for all of you and the life you are beginning together. Congratulations again.

xoxox
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lia and Christopher, have a wonderful trip, and many, many congratulations on welcoming Noemi into your family.

You will carry her in your arms for a few years, and in your hearts forever.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll watch your blog for her little face!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Have a safe trip and may your family always be very happy together. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love over the ocean to you dear three...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be safe, be well... be happy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful way to spend Fathers' Day! I know it will be a memory for a lifetime. And there will be many more to come. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How wonderful to "become" Parents on fathers day. It is a day for you to remember forever.

Congratulations. We shall "wet the baby's head" tonight with a bottle of champers and native hibiscus flowers (so pretty they open up with the champagne bubbles and the flavour is a mix of strawberry/raspberry/rhubarb).

Have shed a little tear or two at your good fortune and send lots of good wishes for you as a new family.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mention of hibiscus & bubbles reminded me that "Noe" (the baby's nickname) seems to mean mist or misty, as a Hawaiian word. I'm curious to know about her full name name, Noeme--when I looked it up it seems to have more than one derivation. But it is unusual and pretty!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lia has updated her blog and added a couple of beautiful photos of Noe.

http://swirlingnotions.wordpress.com/2007/06/19/hola-from-guatemala/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tons of congratulations to Lia and Christopher!
As for the etymology of the beautiful name Neomi:
It is a biblical ( Old Testament) name, and in Hebrew it means PLEASANT.
Boys are named Noam , from the same root .
Neomi emmigrated from Canaan to Moav with her husband Elimelech ( economical resons) and her two sons. Eventually she returned with one of her daughters in Law, Ruth. Ruth married another man in Canaan, Boaz, and (king) David is their descendent. Great and noble genealogy.
For more infornation there are some Google sites about Neomi in the Bible

No more war, more beautiful and happy babies like Noe
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read the blog entry Judy linked to--what a joy--don't miss it! Noe is scrumptious.

Thanks for the name info, Simona!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingerpale, you have it in one. Scrumptious is a perfect description. That smile is gorgeous.

Enjoy every moment of your new bliss.

What a lucky little girl to have parents who love her so much that they would go through all the months of work to get her.

Send a big sniff of that wonderful baby smell this way please. I reckon they could bottle it and would need no marketing to be a best seller.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh she's just gorgeous, congratulations Lia and Christopher. How exciting for you both!
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