Friday, July 20, 2007

Welcome to Elizabeth's Blog Baby Shower!

Welcome to Elizabeth & Grace Ryan's Blog Baby Shower!

To participate in the shower, please RSVP by leaving me a comment with your e-mail address or sending me an e-mail at timnkim@gmail.com. I will send you Elizabeth's address so that you can mail her a gift for Grace. Each 5th RSVP that I receive will be mailed a special shower prize. If you look at my sidebar you will be able to see some of the prizes, if there is one in particular that you would like you can make a request when I e-mail you that you have won. I am also open to giving prizes for comments for Elizabeth that bring a tear to the eye or a smile to the heart, so bust us up or make us sob! I will be posting the winners here throughout the weekend.

Let's do this right ladies. Let's shower this baby with gifts! I know that Elizabeth hasn't done a lot of shopping yet. Grace will be close to two years old by the time they have her, so E. is thinking that 18 month old clothing or above would be good. I will share her detailed gift list with you when I have your e-mail address!

Shower Gift Winners!:

Daleea at 'Jewels of My Heart'
Lala at 'Ladybugs and Dragonflies'
Dannye at 'LayDFrog'
Steffie B. at 'Never Too Many'
Carolyn at 'China Calling'
Nikki at 'Life with Lily Lin'
Glinda at 'Give Me Back My Slippers'
Kim at 'Isabella_Bison'
Dawn at 'Eggrolls and Chopsticks'

153 comments:

Steffie B. said...

Elizabeth.....I found your blog last winter and fell in love with your artistic ways. You were one of the very first people I copied a pictures from.

Through these past few months I have so enjoyed getting to know you more, your free spirit, beliefs and love for your family.

May you enjoy this time as you wait to bring Grace home....savor the moment, fly high and only land once you have returned home with her.

Congratulations my friend....may our Red Thread connection last a life time.

Hugs.....

Alyson & Ford said...

Count me in on the baby shower.

To Elizabeth,
We are so excited for you and your family. Best wishes for all the love and good fortune you can handle. All our Chinese daughters will be the most blessed children and we hope that our girls will meet in the future.
In the meantime...

We can only Imagine.....

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

mommy24treasures said...

Elizabelth
I hope you enjoy your baby shower and I wish you much happipness with your beautiful precious little Grace.
Connie

Kimber said...

Elizabeth,

I have only just found your blog but it has touched me already. You seem like such a creative and warm soul. I know that you will have a lifetime of happiness with Grace. She is beautiful.

This is truly such an exciting time and I wish for you pure joy as you experience all the goodness life has to offer.

Congrautlations. May you have Grace in your arms very soon.

Kim

Carolyn said...

Kimberly- count me in, but I'm having problems with my outgoing e-mail from home (and dh is not here to solve it!), so I can communicate via the blog, but not on e-mail (although I can receive and read my e-mails).
*********************
Elizabeth-
You are one of the most interesting people I've never met!
I started reading your blog in its early days. You were one of the inspirations for me to begin my own blog, to find a way to express how the process of adopting a child was altering my entire perspective on the world.
It has been quite the ride up to this point, hasn't it? But it's wonderful to share the experience with such a supportive and varied "virtual" community.
I am so delighted Grace Ryan is *officially* on her way home!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are the hostess with the mostest! How sweet and thoughtful of you to do this for Grace and Elizabeth...

Elizabeth... there are not words to express how happy I am for your family... my heart overflows with joy for you. You have been Grace's Mommy before she was born. The Lord has always known who your daughter was, as He created her to be yours and He created you to be her Mommy.... and now after many tears, frustration, fears, heartache, hope, joy, laughter, and oh, so much love she is yours... Soon she will be in her Mama's arms.
Grace... let me tell you about your Mama... her beauty is radient... You look at her and she is breathtaking... you know her and she is lovely... she is loving and fun... her spirit is sweet and free and she inspires everyone who knows her.... she inspires them to follow thier dreams... she inspires them to fly... she inspires them to be victorious over the storms life brings... she inspires them to not become crippled by fear from the things that have gone wrong in the past but to conquor that fear, forge ahead and hope.... she is inspirational and oh, how she loves you.... hold on little one... your Mama is coming and soon you will be home in her arms where you belong... until then sweeting you will continue to be safely nestled in your Mama's heart...
God's Speed
Daleea

Dannye said...

how very sweet of you (and congrats to Elizabeth, Grace is just darling)....

oh and don't forget to support Elizabeth and purchase that amazing book !! A story about a frog and a ladybug, how can you go wrong there????

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Wow.
Humbled.
I'm feeling fueled up with all the love from you guys.....it's causing me to fly above the earth again.....
~Ms. Dragonfly
AKA ELizabeth

thank you
thank you

Nancy said...

Elizabeth...
Congratulation on Grace. I am adding a poem that I absolutley love, and hope you will too!

Kisses In The Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.

You are here each day with me; at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are, what's taking us so long.

But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin

Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in his hand until I can be with you.

I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.

But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.

Let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

Author Unknown

Will we be receiving an address (via e-mail of course) to send things to?

Happy Weekend Elizabeth!!!!

Carolyn said...

Here is my most reliable contact (remove spaces):
cwalsh @ play.psych.mun.ca

Like I said, I can read, but I can't send!!

nikki said...

Kim, What you have done here is just incredible. You always take the time to make sure all of your "blog sisters" stay connected, support one another, share in each other's trials and rejoice when someone finally receives her RED SHOES!!!!! Thank you for all you do for all of us.

Elizabeth,
You are an amazing, witty, creative, sweet woman. I have been inspired, touched, entertained, comforted, and so much more by your presence in my life. I love coming to "visit" you daily. I waited with you (with great anticipation) for the arrival of Grace Ryan. And I soared with you when her beautiful picture finally arrived.
Today is your special day...enjoy...be blessed. Much love to you and your expanding family. XOXO

Christine said...

To Elizabeth,

I am so thrilled. I have enjoyed so much following along on your journey. Thank you for sharing. I remember you stating once that you missed out being in a DTC Yahoo Group...well look at this group!!!! tee hee. You have an amazing way of expressing yourself and I look forward everyday to logging onto your blog. Seeing Grace's photo brought tears to my eyes and I can't wait to see her snuggled in your arms. Please know we are all here with you during this next little wait until you hold Grace in your arms.

I want to shout for joy for you.

Grace....I wish you lots of love and happiness. May all your dreams and wishes come true and always reach for the stars.

Congratulations Elizabeth!
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What an amazing gift you have received!

Wishing you all the best and lots and lots of wet kisses from that little girl of yours! What a darling....

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Dear, dear Elizabeth. Wow. Where do I begin. I have so enjoyed getting to know you the last couple of months. I know how much you have longed and waited for your beautiful daughter. Your heart has ached at times to the point of near break down. The waiting has seemed like an eternity. So frustrating. I can feel your frustration in your writing. You have such a way of making words come to life. Your writing so moves me. (not in a bm kind of way either) I feel so lucky to know someone such as yourself who has so much passion within their soul. Your child will be blessed to have you as her mother. Forever. Big hugs to you Ms. Dragon lady. Dont' ever stop flying. We all adore you.

Rony
dcgatorwife@yahoo.com

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Oh my gosh you guys.... I feela little like I'm at my funeral hearing all these nice things said about me. It's hard to take compliments without wanting to deflect them in some way. Aren't we funny that way?
I'm so glad you guys all enjoy my blog, I try to infuse it with my essense, my humour, my bad spelling, my creativity. And always honesty.
thank you all for your support. I'd like to give each of you a hug.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

No, no, no Ms. Dragon Fly you are not the bad speller, it is I! lol.

Carolyn said...

RMJ-
I'll send you my postal address on Monday morning via e-mail, when I get to work, OK?
I'm very un-picky!

LaLa said...

Oh Elizabeth what a blessing Grace will be to your family and you to her. I am so happy for you guys and know she was so worth the stressful wait...finally the red shoes!!!

Cherish these moments as you await travel and know that all of our thoughts and prayers will follow you across the ocean to your beautiful daughter.

tundrachica said...

Thanks for the invite! My email is tundrachica at hotmail dot com.

Ms Dragonfly and Lil Ladybug~ A match made in eternal happiness of love and joy. May your journey to her be the beginning of a grand and fun-filled adventure for many years to come. Grace is one lucky lil' bug to have such a cute big brother and a mom with such creativity for life.

Mardi said...

This is such a fun idea!!

Elizabeth...I am so excited for you! Grace is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Thank you for inviting me to this shower. I have never been to a virtual shower before. This is awesome.
I just recently found Elizabeth's blog, but I love reading it.
Elizabeth you have a beautiful family. I look forward to following your journey to bring you daughter Grace Ryan home.
I also look forward to the book.
I will email you my email address.
Lisa

Lisa said...

After viewing your profile I didn't see an email link. So my address is:
nipsibee@bellsouth.net
Thanks again,
Lisa

Mrs. Incredible said...

Elizabeth... I am so excited to share in your adoption journey and I cannot wait to see the photos of you holding Grace for the first time. She is one lucky little ladybug. I know her nannies are buzzing with excitement at the news that Grace is getting her forever family, her red shoes, her miracle.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I just have one question "who spiked the Punch"? I'm guessign it was Steffie b.! When do the games begin?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

You guys are all just so awesome.... pass the punch this way.. and hide the empty vodka bottle behind the couch would ya?

Juliette said...

"Aimer, c'est n'avoir plus droit au soleil de tout le monde. On a le sien". [Marcel Jouhandeau]
The translation could be: "When you love, you don't have right to the same sun everybody enjoys. You have your own."
But now Elizabeth you have 3 suns, just for you...
May their warm tender light always shine for you.
Congrats again to you and the whole family!

redmaryjanes said...

I think I'm going to have a little diet coke and coconut rum here! This shower's getting huge!

kerri said...

Elizabeth,
In the early spring when I decided to let go of my computer anxiety, I decided to blog.You were one of my first visitors.
Following your journey to Grace has been my honour and privledge.
You are a very sweet, beautiful(down right gorgeous),hilarious and such a wonderful talent.
I knew Grace would be blessed to have you as her Mom.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone.

Congratulations , head East sometime for a hug.

Nancy said...

Making Strawberry Margarita's here, and enjoying the sun on the deck!
GREAT PARTY!!!!!

LaLa said...

Well, we are NOT doing the baby shower game where you guess how many squares of TP it will take to get around Mama's belly..not that Miss Elizabeth would care since she is such a fit Mama : )

redmaryjanes said...

Too funny! I have no idea what a good On-line Baby Shower Game would be..any ideas???

Steffie B. said...

Personally....I'm going for a Margarita.......umbrella in my drink.... a pink parasol please...and a funky little straw for a much quicker buzz.....oh...and lime tostido chips of course!

Steffie B. said...

Has anyone seen Meg.....Meg who?????....Meg Ryan of course? Why you ask.....that is who Elizabeth reminds me of...Meg Ryan. ;)

Hot sexy mama.......

Steffie B. said...

Ahhhhyesssssssss......the Margarita is DELISH! ;) lol

(Cracking myself up.....obviously I need to get out more!)

redmaryjanes said...

She does kind of look like Meg Ryan..I never thought of that before. The younger Meg of course.
I think we're going to head out for a boat ride pretty quick here, then fire up the grill for dinner.
Still on the diet and coconut rum. As usual, a beer for my honey.

Steffie B. said...

See why we need a blogger party for real????? What state, when, where and how many days? THAT'S what I'm talking about. Someone host in their town and I am booking my reservations baby!

redmaryjanes said...

Steffie B. You have that gorgeous house with the boats and the lake! Come on and plan it! You know it would be fabulous...I'd help you out!

Nancy said...

Since we can't taste baby food, how about describing it by smell, texture, and sight and seeing if anyone can guess what it is?

This is a favorite of children that I have read about from China,
so I'll start.

Smooth and hard on the outside, sweet and juicy on the inside. The color of your lips, and OOHHH so good.

Keep it clean ladies. It really is a food!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

GAMES?!?!
OK!
First person to type the word Dragonfly or China in a comment must post a picture of themselves taken as is, right now, at their pc.
PS.
I have collected photos of Meg Ryan holding her daughter Daisy cuz I thought if I squinted with my one good eye (not the glass one) and the lighting was dim... I could see myself with my own daughter.

Lisa M. said...

Uh-oh, that would be me. However you would not want to see a photo of me right now. I just got in from a 12 mile hike and I look (and smell) like 10 lbs of nasty.

Very cool idea with the 'blog baby shower', never heard of this before I have no idea what to do, but I will give my congrats and best wishes to Elizabeth for her baby girl and my good thoughts for a speedy TA.

Steffie B. said...

Oh no.....I'm thinking like Vegas....fly in Thursday night...fly out Sunday! Blogger party.....how fun would that be?

Either that or my vote is for Rony's town! There has to be good hotels by her place!

Steffie B. said...

See Ms Dragonfly/Meg.....I know what I'm talking about! Your feeling my kindred spirit a little more aren't you?!?!?!?

redmaryjanes said...

We'd have to enforce the 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' rule to protect ourselves!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Um Steffie, you clever girl you... you just used the D word...scroll up for your punishment.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Nancy...strawberry margarita?

Steffie B. said...

CRAP......pic will be on the side bar at the bottom.....for 24 hours ONLY! lol Good thing the hubs and I are getting ready to go out!

redmaryjanes said...

You did Steff!
Alright girl, strike a pose and snap..we wanna see ya. What are you wearing?????

redmaryjanes said...

Going to Yen Ching??

Steffie B. said...

The pic is up....not too good having to take it myself....tried to make sure my nose was clean since you can practically see up my nostrils.

Belt line bar baby......can't you tell i'm in a Mexican mood?!?!?!? lol

redmaryjanes said...

The pic looks great! And I love the Beltline Bar-they make the BEST burritos. Enjoy!!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

You look sweet Steffie!
No bears in your cave either.
You cleaned well.

a&mg said...

Hey all!
Elizabeth,
So happy that I found your site and have been getting to know you. I can tell you are an incredible mom with so much excitement about life and so much creativity. Major congrats on baby Grace!

Now, did someone say margaritas?

Nancy said...

I can't view the pic. How do I do it?

Yes, Strawberry Margaritas. Just add fresh strawberries before blending. I love my little bullet. It makes them 1 at a time!!! Keeps it Fresh

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
Click on the steffie b. name in blue on her comment and it will take you to her blog, scroll down and there she is in all her gloriousness on the left hand side.

Nancy said...

OK Blog world...
I think I have finally figured out this blog thing. I have a site up and running.
It's not perfect, but give it a shot.
http://asennd.blogspot.com/

Thanks

Carolyn said...

Ah... I left the party early (for the Girls-Under-8 Soccer Timbit Jamboree) and missed the margueritas!
I think I can find a Corona or 2 in the fridge somehere. Does Corona go well with Advil? ;)
(those of you with itty-bitty kids, don't worry, your turn is a-coming!)
Coach Carolyn

Glinda said...

I always miss all the fun, dammit.

I was over on wordpad breakin' a sweat tryin' to win the damn prizes with my lightness of literary being and you guys are half-crocked on margaritas, however the hell you spell that...sc**w you guys, I'm goin' home...but not before I dedicate these lovely prose to you know
who--nope not sayin' it 'cuz I'm too sexy for a picture right now...

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

shit, shit, shit.. what did I miss? some crazy fa offered me a ridiculous offer on my house and I've been missing out on all the fun. total waste of my ass. shit.

ok, someone get me a drink and a cigar. let's par-tay!!!!!! it's saturday night and I ain't got nobody.... hee hee.... where's my drink bartender!!?!?

I vote for blogger party in Ron-dingo's town too...

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Oh don't worry ladies, that was only part one of the party...we're all just sleeping off the tequila. Round two will heat up soon...just wait and see.....

redmaryjanes said...

Hey, I don't want anyone disappointed while I'm the hostess. I'm pouring another diet and coconut rum...maybe I'll get the hubs to mix me up something fruity.
Let's get back on it!
Dragonfly, come up with another sill game would ya???

redmaryjanes said...

Ok Roni,
Come on in girl, my blog rating just went to PG-13 for sure with your last comment, so let's loosen up and have some fun!

Glinda said...

My dearest Ms. Anisoptera ;)

Your life has become an inspiration for me to unshackle the words deep within my heart and liberate them from the bondage of inconsequence so that they may take root, blossom and share their beauty.
For Grace Ryan as read by her mother, Elizabeth:

Sacred Sunshine

The moment I saw your face,
My purpose was set in stone.
I am to be your handmaid full of grace.
My lot--to kneel before your throne
My life's work--to sing your praise.

In return you will warm my heart
And drench my soul,
Drench my soul with the wine,
The wine of your sacred sunshine.

Celebratorily,
Glinda

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Silly game you say?!?
Coming right up.....
ok now the first person to guess my middle name wins a prize, right hostess?
Now it's not written anywhere, so you'll have to go by hints....
here's the first hint.
"it's not pretty"

redmaryjanes said...

Glinda,
Send me an e-mail and RSVP, you'll be my 20th person and get a prize!

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, you win anyway for that gorgeous prose!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

GLinda,
that is so perfect and awesome. I must write it down. You rule!
PS how did you know that Anisoptera was my middle name?!?!
Not!~ you sneaky devil.

redmaryjanes said...

Alright, I definitely need another hint here.
It's not pretty...
Hmmm.
how about 3 hints.

Nancy said...

Darn. . .
I leave to make Italian Sausage sandwiches for the crew for dinner, and you all finish the booze. I'll be back with more. Daquire's anyone? Pina Colata's? Flavor suggestions?
The night (weekend)is still young. Let's party like we did in the 80's and 90's.

Since I just finished Wicked, I will guess your middle name is Elphaba to go along with the characters in the book.

Where's Mr. Brian? Why isn't he playing along?

Glinda said...

Is it Helga?

a&mg said...

Ah, but that hint totally screws us because if we guess a name, we are saying our guess isn't a pretty name, and now inevitably someone on this board will say, "that's my mom's name."

So hint number two--bring it.

redmaryjanes said...

Very nice to see you a&mg. Send me an e-mail and rsvp. You'll be my 20th person and win a prize..look at me begging here people!!! I'm trying to give ya something... : )

Ms. Dragonfly said...

OK it's not Helga.
what I do for a living sounds something like it... sorta

redmaryjanes said...

Erin

Nancy said...

I now guess Gwen.

OB, GYN??!!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Erin= NOPE!

Hint 2= NO ONE names their kid this anymore, it's just too cruel.
it has 2 syllables

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Not Gwen either,
it has 2 vowels

Ms. Dragonfly said...

OK HUGE hint:
it sounds slomething like the name of this planet.

redmaryjanes said...

Alright girls, I'm cutting out for dinner with the hubs, but I'll be back later!!

redmaryjanes said...

eartha
bertha

LIZ said...

I've been busy all day trying to get this "Mothering" thing down pat while you all are getting half snapped! I think there's something wrong with this picture...pass me a Margarita, or two for that matter...I need to catch up!
Is the name Maryellen?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

RMJ you will a prize.
Now could you kindly throw yourself in the lake and never speak of it again?
have a happy dinner
~E. Bertha d~fly

Lisa said...

I think its Bertha.

Lisa said...

I guess I was guessing and you posted before I could refresh.....looks like you are having alot of fun. Grace is one lucky little girl. I know you can't wait to hold her in your arms.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Hi Liz, here's your drink, I'll take over as hostess while RMJ is filling her piehole.
Maryellen is a nice name. No my middle name not so nice.
BTW your first name is quite fetching. Clearly indicative of great wisdom and beauty.

K1 said...

Nancy, is the food a chocolate covered cherry?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Oh Lisa, a close 2nd! We'll have to see how RMJ calls it.
~you are right I cannot wait to go to China to get her, I think it will be the trip of a lifetime.

Lisa said...

Elizabeth,
It will truly be a trip of a lifetime! I love following along other friends journey's to bring their children home. It is fun to live vicariously through everyone else.
I hope you have a quick wait for your TA. Any idea how long it will be? Can't wait to follow along.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

To Elizabeth,
We are so excited for you and your family.. Grace is sooo beautiful.. I wish you all the love and good fortune in all the years ahead...
I will follow your journey from here on out.. All of us share a special bond in adoption and I am really happy for you..
Have a safe trip and and a great Blog Baby Shower..
Kim
LID 4/28/07


Kim- I would like to participate..
jbison@cox.net
Thank you

Ms. Dragonfly said...

SIX LOoooooooooooooooong months!
I'mm be there around Xmas!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Kim~Isabella's Mom,
welcome aboard!

Lisa said...

How would you like to spend Christmas in China?

a&mg said...

Hey, my mom's name is Bertha!


Just kidding. Had to.

nikki said...

Oh my word!
91 comments! This is SOME party you girls are having...
Just got caught up and laughed all the way thru. I am NOT having a drink to toast you today, my friend, I had too many glasses of wine last night and I'm still hurting. BUT! You know I love ya.
Glad you are having such a successful shower. Just wait till the gifts start pouring in!!!

Steffie B. said...

I got it ....Elizabeth Uranus.....bahahahahaha.....

Elizabeth Bertha....oh that is just to damn funny!

Gertha?

What the dilly is it?

Pour me another drink pleeezzzz!

redmaryjanes said...

Alright, I'm back...my piehole is filled!
I have to go on a quick boatride with the hubs. I'll be back though to maintain through the night with you party girls!
This shower has been going on since last night.
Unbelievable! You guys are great.
Alright, talk amongst yourselves..I'll be back.

Steffie B. said...

Now...about my prize....I want a young stud to come massage me! bahahaha! lol

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Steffie!!!
Bahahaha!
Uranus.... funny gal .. I will have to think up a gift for you.......
young stud was not on my wish list. I can't handle more than one hot stud demanding services.... he's all yours...
darn you girls.. I was going to do some other stuff (like eat and bathe and care for my son)and I'm still here nattering away with you all !
*
Jade Road, tell your Mom Bertha I say HI.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Am I to late to play too?
jcope39382@aol.com

Joannah said...

Elizabeth,

Heartfelt congratulations on your referral for Grace! I know that you will bless each other's lives in so many ways.

I hope your TA comes quickly and that you will soon know the joy of having her in your arms forever more.

Blessings!

Joannah

Joannah said...

Wow! I just read all these comments. You girls are having one heck of a baby shower. I posthumously (did I spell that right?) dedicate the sake my sweetie and I had a little while ago in honor of this momentous occasion. Cheers!

a&mg said...

Elizabeth,
I tried to tell my mom hi, but she was crying too hard from you saying her name wasn't pretty.

Does anyone here know anyone with a first name of Bertha? I've met lots of unusually named people, but never a Bertha.

Aimee

Tracey & Mike said...

I'm visiting the in-laws this weekend and am just getting a chance to check in. I hope you lushes haven't sucked back all the cocktails! Looks like you've been having a fabo time!
If you're still looking for party games I came upon this:
http://www.blogthings.com/whatflavormargaritaareyouquiz/
It's one of those bloggy quiz things. This one is "what flavor margarita are you?". I thought it was appropriate for the occasion!
I'm go first - I'm a blueberry margarita.
Once again, many congrats & blessings Elizabeth. Grace Ryan is an angel!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Kim you are doing a GREAT JOB... I didn't really understand the blog baby shower but this is a lot of fun...
Can't wait to be part of more of these blogs baby showers...
Please send me over Elizabeth's list .. I can't wait to go shopping..
YEAH!!!
I know 18 or 24 month clothes..
Can't wait for more stuff..
Have fun.. I will be watching..
Party On!!!!
Kim

Tracey & Mike said...

It seems the link got chopped off. I'll try again:
www.blogthings.com/whatflavormargaritaareyouquiz/

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Strawberry margarita!
That's what I am.
And it's what I'd like from the bartender too.... serve me up!

Steffie B. said...

Well girls......I must turn in for the night....up early tomorrow...and lord knows I NEED my beauty rest.....the fugly picture will be coming off my blog in the morning! Can you say.....yucky close up of the face?!?!?!?!? YUCK, MUCK, DUCK......oops....better just stop there! ROTFLMBIGAO!

Glinda said...

I'm a Lime Margarita; do I take that to mean I'm a sour pu*s?

My husband would beg to differ...;)

redmaryjanes said...

Steffie,
Don't leave, I just got back!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I am a Strawberry Margarita...
I'll take two for starters..
HA HA..
Kim

Steffie B. said...

And just WHAT were you DOING?????

Tracey & Mike said...

I like 'em sour - margaritas that is!
Glinda, you may have just sent rmj's PG rating down the crapper! lol

Steffie B. said...

Helloooooooo?

Steffie B. said...

Oh pleeeeeezzzzz....she is SO NOT PG! lol It's a cover!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm here! I had to send an e-mail our for someone who RSVP's with gift info. I'm here.

No, not PG.

redmaryjanes said...

I think I'm a good girl with a wild enough past to have some great things to talk about when I'm old. An interesting enough present to keep me out of trouble and a future that's looking better all the time.

Plus, I have some very juicy friends like Steffie B. to liven things up!

Steffie B. said...

Well.....you gals have a fabulous night......I need sleep....i expect this to be R Rated by morning! wink, wink!

Steffie B. said...

Oh no.....Rony and Elizabeth are far more naughtier (sp) then me! lol

redmaryjanes said...

Goodnight my friend!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Sounds like the makings of a lively game of "truth or dare". Do spill rmj, don't save all those wild stories for the grandkids!

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, I feel like a moron, I thought her PG reference meant pregnant and the answer to that is NO, at least not in the bio sense.

Am I a PG rating kind of person..I'm a good girl, I like to have fun, but I'm pretty good...most of the time.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh man, my kids read this sometimes. Before I met my husband, I loved a paramedic who went through 9-11. I flew into Laguardia in November after it happened because he was such a mess over it all. It was a very exciting and scarey long distance love affair. I knew he was in the buildings I saw them burning on television, I knew he was there when they went down. He's just that kind of guy-thrill seeker. He would call me every day that he would report to go through the wreckage and cry at night over the ashes. He of course joined the Navy to seek restitution and became a paramedic to a front line marine squad. He was shot. He still calls me. Crazy.
How's that?

Mark & Michelle said...

I go out for a family BBQ and look what happens in my absence!!

Elizabeth - CONGRATS once again on receiving your referral. Your daughter is adorable!

RMJ - Thanks for this! I have Elizabeth's address already, but if I am the winner - send my prize to her!

A&mg - I have an Aunt Bertha - but she is in her 80's so it is o.k. - the name was probably cool then!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Ok lets be honest here.... what are all of you wearing infront of your PC's right now?
I'm about to have a shower, so I'm halfway undressed, but will return with a very pretty bath robe and smelling like Body Shop Vanilla (you have that in the US?)....
what are you wearing?

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Hi Michelle !
Bertha is a cool name.
I'll be back after shower....

Glinda said...

I am wearing a luxurious pair of...100 year old Ralph Lauren sweat pants and a sweater that's 10 sizes too small because my husband does the laundry and shrinks my sh*T all the time; secretly I think he likes my breasts in tight shirts.

I dressed for the frozen tundra b/c New Town USA feels like its 10 minutes from Antarctic.

Norma said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Isn't the blog world great? What would all us first timers do without the support from all of you? I guess you aren't exactly a first timer, just first time from China. BTW, your daughter is beautiful. Thanks for the comment on my blog.

RMJ, my email is njloewen@sasktel.net.

I don't drink but I had a cream soda float earlier today - guess that will have to be my drink today!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm wearing a pink t-shirt with a very old and worn polo denim shirt (I love this shirt) and olive green linen capris. VERY CASUAL. We do have Bath & Body Works Vanilla. I wear it when I want my hub's attention, it makes him crazy.

Diana said...

Wowza! You sure do know how to throw a shower party on-line. Just checkin' in now on the action, (life sometimes gets in the way of blogging).
Count me in on the shower for Elizabeth Bertha Dragonfly, (Anus would be much worse which was the name that came to my mind immediately...but what mom could do such a thing?).
Elizabeth I can feel your spirits soaring just through your comments. We travelled to China just before Christmas and it was THE BEST time of year to travel. Weather was not great that time of year.

My e-mail is dianab@quickclic.net

Norma said...

BTW, I know at least 3 Bertha's - very nice people, all of them! :)

Diana said...

Oops! Typo correction from post above. The weather WAS great that time of year.
I hate it when I have to correct a post...it's just so embarrassing!

Tracey & Mike said...

I'm wearing yellow jammies with blue flowers on them. Remember I'm at the in-laws, so nothing too risque here!
Wow, RMJ, that's an intense story.

redmaryjanes said...

Anus would definitely be tragic. Bertha is better by far. Good to see you Diana! Your e-mail address can be misleading if read too quickly...

Mark & Michelle said...

O.k. I am wearing some beigey/taupey shorts and a yellow stained top. Just got in from a family BBQ and we were out doing activities all day. I am a professional horseshoe thrower now - my top shows the evidence!

I really like the Body Shop Satsuma...NICE!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Diane quick-clit!
xo
Anus Dragonfly

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
there go your ratings RMJ.....

everyone sniff me.....ahhhh! Vanilla.

redmaryjanes said...

E-
I didn't want to say it, but it just popped into my head!

Yeah, my rating is totally trashed. oh well...

redmaryjanes said...

Look at this silence...we have scared them all away.

Tracey & Mike said...

Ahhh, you're the sweetest smelling Anus around!

redmaryjanes said...

OK E,
We need a new party game.
What shall it be?

Mark & Michelle said...

I ain't scared of no words!!

However, I am getting ready for bed!!

Obviously I have not had enough margaritas!!

redmaryjanes said...

If anyone out there has not rsvp'd, now's the time to do it. The next person will be #25 and win a prize.
Send me an e-mail!

Glinda said...

Nighty night.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

I'll be turning in soon ladies.
I have a couple more things left to do and I'll check back again before I slip between the sheets. I always giggle when I do that. I love bed.
Great party!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Man oh man am I buzzed. I'm sitting her with well, nothing on..... except my pretty red lipstick. Going upstairs to service my man. Girls gotta do what shes gotta do.... He was circling me like a dog in heat awhile ago. Even made cookies for me and just brought me a glass of wine. Can't do much better than that! heehee....

It's been a long day.. I'm working tomorrow too. Lizzie it sounds as if you had a wonderfully "randy" par-tay girly girl! You all know how to shake it up and have a good time.

Love all of you.... I hope I didn't move your rating with my trashy mouth.*hicup* oh, excuse me....

Taking my drink and going upstairs to nibble on my man....

LaLa said...

On my second glass of wine and shocked to read Stef is headed to bed...what time is it there?? come on...much later in my time zone LOL

Looks like everyone is having a blast! Sorry I missed out on so much..had to go swimming with Annslee...I know, rough life : P

I am with all of you..BLOG PARTY somewhere..if we are having this much fun online just think how fun we would be in person!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I jumped in the shower, it was dead for a while, so I thought everyone went to bed.

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Good night ladies!
Sleep well, I know I will.

redmaryjanes said...

Alright, I'm going to get some sleep! This Baby Shower has been rolling for 2 days now and it's been great, but this girl needs to go to bed.
Tomorrow will be day 3 for anyone who missed us here today!
I'll check this post tomorrow for anyone who has left information or wants to rsvp.

Good Night Everyone and Thank You!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Thank you Kim for a GREAT Blog Baby Shower for Elizabeth..
And Congats again Elizabeth..
Grace is so cute.. Can't wait to follow your journey from here on out..
Have a great day tomorrow..
Kim

a&mg said...

WAit! It's only 11:30 in Alaska! Where'd you all go???

Alone at the party. Sigh.

Steffie B. said...

See.....I told you Rony would livin' up th e par-tay! lol

Nancy said...

Good Morning All!
The Coffee's ready, as well as anything you may like in it.

Happy Sunday!

How about this game? Take the letters for your word verification and try to come up with something for Elizabeth.

NERKRTSL - near Elizabeth's right knee rests the sleeping lion

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

I've bought my coffee and I am awake enough to string 2 words together.

redmaryjanes said...

Alright girls, I'm up too!!! I'm going to start a new Sunday post for the shower, hold on!

Diana said...

Mornin' All,

rokmrj
Roaring orgasms kick making red wine.

Hey I know it's morning but I didn't pick the letters!