Welcome, family and friends! We are all so very excited for the soon-to-be new addition to our wonderful family. Although we do not live close enough to see Dana changing each day, we have enjoyed hearing about and seeing her progress through pictures, text and telephone. One of the most exciting parts of having a baby on the way, is the opportunity to throw a baby shower to celebrate the parents-to-be. As you all know, Dana is not a quick drive away from Michigan. As she gets closer to her due date, it will be harder and more impractical for her to travel to celebrate this event with a traditional baby shower with her loved ones in Michigan. Therefore, we have decided to take a non-traditional approach at sharing and celebrating the new Rogers baby girl. We formally invite you to what we are calling a "Before & After Shower", and we hope you are all on board!
Beginning today, we invite you all to shop as you would normally do for a traditional baby shower. Instead of gathering and presenting Dana and Joe with the gifts at a baby shower, we ask that any items purchased be sent directly to the parents-to-be in Oklahoma. This will help them to prepare for baby's arrival, as all new parents need to do. Dana & Joe are registered at the following stores:
Please send all items to the following address:
We ask that as you purchase items from a registry, to please be courteous and have each item marked as purchased. This will save the new parents from needing to return or exchange duplicate gifts. Be sure to include a card, so that the grateful parents-to-be will know from whom the gift was sent. They will want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to share in the love and excitement that their new baby will bring.
In April, 2013, Dana and Joe will be making a trip to Michigan with baby in tow. We would love, at that time, to celebrate the baby's arrival with an "After Shower". This will be a wonderful gathering of all Dana's friends and family, and will give us all the opportunity to see Dana and Joe and to meet our new addition to the family! As we figure out the details, we will update our site to include information about the "After Shower". You should also be on the lookout for a formal invitation in the mail sometime in March. We look forward to seeing you all and having a chance to celebrate the wonderful new life that will be a part of our world. Dana and Joe will be so happy to celebrate with all of you as well. Please do not bring gifts to the After Shower. This gathering is simply to celebrate the new baby girl and for Dana and Joe to thank each and every one of you for sharing in this life-changing event in their lives. Please plan to eat, drink and be merry!
Thank you all for being a part of Dana and Joe's life and for sharing in this wonderful event. We look forward to seeing you all in April. Please make sure to check out the other pages on our site, especially our guest book. Feel free to leave a message for Dana and Joe to show your love!