THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Welcome Noah James!!


Welcome to Verna and Noah's Big Boy Shower!
Verna is registered on-line at target.com If you would like to participate in the shower, please send me an e-mail at timnkim@gmail.com and I will send you Verna's name and address which you will need to access the registry and send her your gift for Noah. The family blog is 'Families Grow-Watch Ours', please go by and leave some fun comments.
Please join in the comments to talk with everyone on-line who is at the shower. I will be checking in and out for new comments and e-mails.
Each 4th person to register for the shower receives a shower gift! They are posted on the sidebar if you would like to request something.
Shower prize winners!
Kim at 'Isabella Bison'
Amy 'When Love Takes You In'

119 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Good-Morning...
I stopped by and put a little comment on the Verna's blog...
I wish I could be here with you today with the shower...
I had so much fun shopping yesterday and I am almost done..
I will be sending my package Monday...
Have fun....I know you will ..I will be stopping by later in the afternoon..
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim! I'm putting my finishing touches on the post! Have a great day today.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

You do such a WONDERFUL job on the blog decorating...
I am waiting for Christmas..
Is the weather nice today??
I am going to try to get your piece of material sometime this week..
It is the first one.. so I am having a hard time picking the right things..

redmaryjanes said...

It's getting chilly up here. Hey, you were the 4th person to register for the shower, so you win a shower prize! I just got them onto the sidebar. My sidebar is crunching things up lately though, hope you can see them ok. Let me know what you would like.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

YEAH!!!
Thank you sooo much..
I can't really see it to well..but one of the books is just fine..
WE LOVE BOOKS...
Are you putting your 100 Good WIshes in a Scrapbook?

mommy24treasures said...

good morning. My gift is on the way to Verna. We will be busy and I will check in today at nap time, but wanted to say goodmorning and leave a note that says how happy I am for Verna and beautiful Master Noah.
Connie

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, I will send out a book. Yes, I have an 8x8 scrapbook where I am keeping all of her wishes with a small piece of cloth so she can use it as a reference when she is older. It's getting pretty fat!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Connie! Thanks for supporting the shower. I hope you guys have a great day~

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Thank you Kimberley...
Have a WONDERFUL DAY...
Hugs and best wishes to Verna ,Noah and his wonderful family...
I will check back later...
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Kim!

nikki said...

Good morning!
Lovely day for a Cyber Shower! (the weather doesn't have to cooperate at all!)

I will be mailing out my gift to Verna on Monday - I told her I'm just doing a gift card...gifts take me WAY too long to send. (just ask Elizabeth...hers took months!)

Verna, I love you sooo much. I can't believe you are going to China again and I WON'T be with you this time. (sniff)
I value our bond sooo much. You are a wonderful friend and a beautiful mom...can't wait to see sweet Noah in your arms where he belongs.
Enjoy your shower!
XOXO

redmaryjanes said...

Nikki,
I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for dropping by the shower. You are a great friend.

Steffie B. said...

Good morning ladies......I just LOVE these showers.....they make me feel the love! lol

Verna....hope you have a fun day....our package will be going out next week!

It's Mufasa's B-day today....so it is already crazy around here! Both Things are so happy when daddy doesn't have to go to work!

I'll check back when I can!

Smooches to all!
S*

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Stef! Happy Birthday to little Daniel!!

Steffie B. said...

OK, Kimberley.....I'm going to leave your last silly comment due to the fact that you probably have not had enough coffee. Read mine and read yours again and think about it! lol

amy said...

GOod morning everyone!

amy said...

We are having a wonderful fall day here in Atlanta..

Congrats Verna!

redmaryjanes said...

OH man, Give Mufasa a big smoochie for me! Oops, yeah that was a brainfart right there. Daniel's birthday wasn't too long ago.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Amy!
Welcome to the shower, did anything fun happen at work last night?

Steffie B. said...

I was cracking up...... ;)

Steffie B. said...

do you have a busy day?

Steffie B. said...

Hi Amy....

amy said...

Im working the next 5 days. I was at our First Friday China adoption support group last night.. Lots of China babies!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Stef,
Today is pretty mellow. I have the shower and I have to bake and deliver some cookies to a family from church who had a death in their family. I'm getting some quilt squares out and that's about it. Are you guys going out to dinner tonight?

amy said...

Im so ready to get back into exchanging squares..have fun with that

redmaryjanes said...

I love seeing little ones from China, it keeps my spirits up.

amy said...

It definitely did as well. Next month, Amy from Love without Boundaries will be flying in to speak to the group..Im very excited about that

Steffie B. said...

well we, I mean David is working on Emmie's new room. We are in total remodel mode.....but yes, David and I and maybe Em are going to go out tonight. We went out last night with the older kids for dinner.

I'm still in my PJ's....probably will be all day. lol

redmaryjanes said...

I'm still in my PJ's too. We went out last night to Flat River Grill. It was great, just the two of us which RARELY happens.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow! Is she the founder of Love Without Boundaries? I would love to hear her speak.

amy said...

sounds like everyone has been busy. We went to Fudruckers last night

Verna said...

Good morning Ladies. We are getting a late start here. Wow that's a lot of comments!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Verna!! Everyone is here for you and Noah. : )

Steffie B. said...

hey girl....I wondered when the guest of honor was going to make her appearance! lol

amy said...

yeah for Verna

~Amy~ said...

Good morning everyone! I'm so happy for you Verna! :) Your little Noah is adorable! :) I hope you all have a great day. I have the boys all day today so its going to be a busy one!!

(Stef--tell the Hubs HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

redmaryjanes said...

I must say that your shower is having a lot of visitors!!

~Amy~ said...

and Kim...I love the Flat River Grill!

amy said...

that really is precious squishy baby!!

Verna said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I am going to bawl now. My sister came yesterday to spend some time and chat (she live 2 hrs away). I'm just not sure about leaving Mya for 2 weeks. Hope it is when Erin has a break. You are all so kind. Wish I could give you each a GREAT BIG HUG!!

Steffie B. said...

I will Amy......how are you and Tyler? Could we be hearing some sort of announcement this Christmas? ;)

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Amy!
Have a great one. It's beautiful out there. Crisp but sunny.

amy said...

you are awesome and we are just sooo excited for you

redmaryjanes said...

I'm worrying about leaving Eli when we go too.

Steffie B. said...

Don't worry Verna....Mya will be fine. It will all work out....you know that! ;)

~Amy~ said...

All I can say Stef is....I HOPE SO! I'm not going to count on it because...well I don't know! Mufasa needs to get out the stick and tell Tyler he better get on the ball! haha But don't worry, you guys will be top on the list to find out. and you guys will definitly be a part of the big day!:)

amy said...

I have loved reading all of your blogs and getting to know you all. What a fun group this is@

Verna said...

Stef, wish Mufasa a Happy BD! November is a great month for a BD - mine is in a couple days.

Gail and Dan said...

Good Morning everyone. Just saying hi and Congratulations Verna and family! Noah is darling. A package will be arriving at your door this week from us for the little guy. :) Gail in WI

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
Hmmm...He is a very handsome man, your Tyler. I remember waiting for Tim to pop the question. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

~Amy~ said...

Thank you! It's been a long journey....I'll have to share the story with you some time! :)

redmaryjanes said...

I love your blog too Amy with your Monday Meditations. I always make sure that I stop by.

redmaryjanes said...

Eli just spilled Tim's entire mug of coffee on the cream carpet.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Gail,
Welcome to the baby shower!

Verna said...

Oh Amy, I was wondering your status with Tyler--so your saying a possible Chrismas engagement??? Wonder if RMJ does cyber wedding showers??? That is SO exciting. You are a really cute couple.

redmaryjanes said...

Hmmm...I never have had anyone get engaged. I'm up for anything, you know me! I love a good party.

~Amy~ said...

Oh thank you guys! :) But lets not get off the topic of this special day! It is for you Verna!! :)

Verna said...

OOOOO . . coffee on the carpet . . been there.

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, and I just got the carpets cleaned a couple of weeks ago. It always goes that way.

Verna said...

I just read all the comments on my blog and have to say I will be printing them out along with this page. I want Noah to know how excited people are for his arrival.

BTW--RQ posted that referrals are arriving. SO we'll all be going over there to get our fix of baby pix. ;)

Gail and Dan said...

Thanks RMJ, I've never been to a cyber shower before. You are so thoughtful to do this for Verna. Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. Today is dh's and my 18th wedding anniversary and we are going out to dinner(without Grace) to celebrate. That doesn't happen much around here...going somewhere childless. It should be fun.

Verna said...

OMW -- Gwen and the Shocks are leaving today. Lord watch over them. I can feel the adrenaline rising in my veins.

redmaryjanes said...

Gail,
Congratulations on your 18 year Anniversary! That is just wonderful. I love these showers, it really brings everyone together and gives us something to celebrate.

redmaryjanes said...

I thought that Gwen was leaving tomorrow on the 4th.

Verna said...

RMJ- You are right it IS tomorrow. I can't even read properly.

Gail - congrats on your anniversary. An evening out without kids is ALWAYS nice. It is what I request the most for a gift.

redmaryjanes said...

Gail, thank you for the quilt squares, I just wrote yours out this morning.

amy said...

what a wonderful day..Im not sure if you guys know Donna from

www.myshelbybaby.blogspot.com but they are in CHina and getting Shelby in just a few days

Gail and Dan said...

You are very welcome RMJ, I'm hoping to get the quilt started maybe after Christmas.

I so love it when the new referral pics start coming in,it's my favorite time and it helps me so much with this wait.

redmaryjanes said...

I don't know Donna, but I'm really excited that so many people I know here in blogland are going to get their children.

Verna said...

I have some fabric here that I could send out. If you are doing a 100 good wishes quilt, email me and I will send a swatch.

blogfairytemplates@yahoo.com is my less busy email

Hope you will all post pictures of the quilts when they are finished. My mom is still working on Noah's quilt. We are switching some colors to make it more "boyish".

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I would love to get a quilt square from you. Are you all set with Noah's quilt or would you like one from us?

amy said...

I keep looking at Noahs face..He is just beautiful

Steffie B. said...

I'm back...checking in....the Things are in full force today.....Thing 1 is currently watching Mermaid and Thing 2 is watching Teletubbies, Thing Teen went back to bed.....and I am cleaning inbetween Thing demands! ;) Just put away the halloween decorations and got out my Turkeys for the turkey's! ;)

Verna said...

Our quilt is not a 100 good wishes quilt as I am not a quilter. My mom and sisters do the quilting. Noah's quilt is a regular quilt made by my mom. Mom has made quilts for all the grandkids and also for their weddings. Since mom is 72 now, we cherish those quilts.

redmaryjanes said...

Noah is just darling. I'm addicted to his cheeks too! I saw the quilt on your blog Verna, it is really nice.

Gail and Dan said...

Turkey's for the turkey's. I like that.:) Have to put my Halloween stuff away too today.

Verna said...

You all know I just can't wait to get my hands on our beautiful boy. We are all pretty excited here. My son's GF was showing everyone his picture. She is such a great gal.

Stef-you will be posting pix of those turkeys with the turkey decorations, won't you?

amy said...

sounds like it will be a wonderful treasure

redmaryjanes said...

I've got to get our Halloween stuff down too.

Steffie B. said...

Yeah....if I can! ;)

Steffie B. said...

I do like this time of year.....I'm excited for Christmas this year.

Gail and Dan said...

I'm excited for Christmas too...Grace and I listened to Christmas music in the car yesterday. I know it's a bit early, but we just love the music.

amy said...

I opened up the Christmas card exchange yesterday..Let me know if you are interested or just stop by the blog and click on the Christmas Card yahoo group

Yeah for Christmas

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
I'll sign up for the card exchange!

nikki said...

Just got caught up on all of the little "conversations"...you girls are just too cute.

Verna, glad you are enjoying your special day!

RMJ, hope the stain comes out of your carpet. (you should see our fairly new couch. OUCH!)

Amy, hope you get a proposal soon...I remember waiting too!

Stef, you just crack me up. You and your turkeys! Give your hubs a birthday squeeze from us!

~Amy~ said...

I'm excited for Christmas this year too! :) I LOVE the holidays! If you are a Michigandar...calling for snow next weekend! eeeeekkkk!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Nikki girl!

Verna said...

Hey ladies, I just got a "poke" on my facebook. If any of you are familiar with facebook, you will know they have all kinds of ways to recognize folks. I was thinking that maybe I would "invent" a kiss block to post for folks who need a "lift" on a bad day.

I'm thinking Christmas already too. I've got some stocking stuffers. Target had some mini slinkies for $1 and DVD of old TV shows also for $1.

Keith's mom is talking about hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in 10 yrs. They leave for Arizona in early Dec. Not sure what got in to her this year.

redmaryjanes said...

I have almost half of our Christmas shopping done. I've been getting some really great deals!

~Amy~ said...

ok, you are way on top of things! I haven't even began to think of presents for people....oh man! I have to get on that! ;)

~Amy~ said...

Verna- I have facebook and that whole "poke" thing is crazy! I still don't really understand it. But the kiss idea...love it! :)

Verna said...

Ladies, I keep thinking I am going to be in China over Christmas. I have got to get going. HOPING Keith gets a laptop for me :-) If not, I will have to borrow one. I simply can not be without a computer. That is like a cocaine addict without a fix. ;)

amy said...

I do a stocking for hubby each year. I love doing it. Im sure I enjoy it more than he does

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
You'd better bring a computer to China! I need to see little Noah!

amy said...

what a wonderful Christmas that will be

Verna said...

I think I like the stockings most too. Those little silly gifts are just so fun. I love getting things like yo-yos and the slinkies and whatever I can find.

I think it might be good to go to a filled stocking and cash in an envelope for my big kids. I am banned from buying clothes for them. However, the towels and kitchen items were a hit with Joe's GF last year.

Carrie wants new tires for their car. Hmmmm . . . married life has changed her list a bit ;)

amy said...

This is fun..You ladies make me smile

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, it is fun. I like everyone.

amy said...

Ladies,

its almost nap time so I need to get going..Verna, congrats my friend, your son is beautiful.

Stay safe and blessed and I cant wait to read more!

amy said...

Okay i had to post again so I would be the 100 comment..
Hugs to all!

have a good one

amy

Steffie B. said...

Oh you'd BETTER have a computer with you!

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks for dropping by Amy.

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks for dropping by Amy.

Gail and Dan said...

I agree, Verna I hope you have a computer with you in China. We have to follow your journey.

Verna said...

Thanks to all for dropping by.

RMJ--is there a time setting on the shower?

I'm working on a blog for Shannon over at Here we grow Again

www.herewegrowagain.blogspot.com

redmaryjanes said...

Go ahead and get whatever you need done finished. I just check in from time to time to see how everyone is doing. We don't need to always be here, I just set aside the time this morning. I'll probable start making a batch of cookies at noon.
I'll make sure that everyone who rsvp's gets your information. It's just like an open house.

~Amy~ said...

Ok its nap time here and all I have to say is Thank GOD! I'm gonna go try to get some studying done while the boys are sleeping...

Nancy said...

Hello All!
Did I miss the fun?
Hubby and I took advantage of the fact we did not have ANYTHING to do today and stayed in bed until well after 10:00am.
We then took the crew to lunch.
Verna - I love the name you chose for Noah. He is so cute. Keep safe as you trave.
Amy - would love to join the Christmas card list.
RMJ - I will need you to send me Verna's address so I can send out her gift this week.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Nancy! I'll get her address right over!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Hello everyone! I just wanted to quickly drop by and send Verna and her family love and best wishes. Have a wonderful journey and CONGRATULATIONS!! Noah is such a cutie pie!

We are experiencing a dangerous storm here in Nova Scotia today so I will check in again later if I still have power.

Take care and travel safe Verna!

Smiles for everyone!! :o)
Nikki

hausfrau said...

It's noon in California, I'm just logging in to see what's going on -- looks like a great turnout.

Congrats to Noah on a wonderful Forever Family, and safe travels to you all!

Love,
Bennett (China 2007) and his Family!

Dannye said...

Just dropping by to say happy baby shower!!! Got my nails done today, and got Noah a baby shower gift....so much fun!! congrats Verna!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello...
I had a longer day at work then expected...
Looks like it went wonderful...
I will be sending out Noah's gift on Monday...
Thanks Kimberley ....love the showers.. they are wonderful..
Hugs
Kim

Michelle said...

I'm pretty late joining the party! I just sent my gift through Target.com. Welcome Noah!

LaLa said...

Hi everyone...inlaws in town so no time to chat...we are busy visiting and drinking wine.

Noah, so happy to see you coming home!!! Your family is sooooo lucky to be blessed with YOU!!!

gwen oatsvall said...

OK, CRAZY DAY AS I PREPARE FOR MY FLIGHT TO CHINA TOMORROW ... VERNA, I JUST LOVE YOU TO PIECES ... I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE NOAH JAMES HOME AND WITH YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY !!! I HAVE A GIFT CARD FOR YOU ...

Verna said...

Wow!! I was just looking over all the wonderful comments again and notice a whole bunch from later in the day. I spent my evening working and didn't check back til now. Thanks to each and every one of you. I will post pictures of the gifts as they arrive. You are all so wonderful. I appreciate your generousity and kind words. Stay tuned as our "Family Grows".

Leigh Ann said...

Sorry I missed the shower, but I will check out Noah's Target registry.

Beckyb said...

Oh yes - it's me, the delinquent one - we were gone most of the day today and then, when we got home, we realized Chloe was dealing with a temp - no wonder she was SO crabby - I am so sorry to miss this, Verna - but you know I am with you all in spirit!! Our thoughts and prayers are with that cute little guy as he waits for his Mommy and Daddy!!