THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning! It's been a long time since I've had the Saturday Morning Chat Group, but if anyone is out there and would like to drop in and say hello, I'm here. I think I'll get our house decorated for the holidays today!
The Saturday morning chat group has closed. Thank you for a wonderful morning and enjoy the weekend!

76 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

Good Morning friend!

I'm sitting here, watching Katie in the tub (good thing we have wireless in the house!).

How's the decorating going?

Steffie B. said...

Stop by....feel my pain! lol

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there girls! Your new baby is beautiful Kelly. I guess I'd better hop over to steph's.

Truly Blessed said...

Stef,

That picture is PRICELESS! I'm 100% serious when I say it is the PERFECT Christmas card for 2007.

Back me up on this, Kimberley!

Truly Blessed said...

RMJ,

Thanks for the sweet words about our new daughter. She's the sweetest little thing, I agree!

I'm hoping for updated pix in the next month or two. These were taken in May.

Truly Blessed said...

Hey, just a thought. Could you disable "Word Verification" for these chats?

I'm so lazy!

Truly Blessed said...

I feel like I'm sitting all alone in a room, talking to myself.

Oh well, Katie's done in the tub, and I have to get ready for the Ada Christmas parade. K's HS band is marching in it today. Should be quite chilly!

Then, we're going to the TSO matinee! So excited about that!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm sorry honey. Something messed up in my blogger, check out my missing half of the header.

redmaryjanes said...

I want to disable the word verification forever I think. It's so much easier to leave comments without it.
What is the TSO matinee?

nikki said...

Good morning! Wow, congrats to Truly Blessed...your new daughter IS gorgeous! How wonderful for you!

Hi Kimberley! I can imagine your home will be just beautiful for Christmas...I mean, your blog looks awesome afterall.

What pain is Stef referring to???

My hubby is getting ready to take Lily up to Home Depot for their "project day"...she is sooo excited AND she slept all the way thru the night last night in her big girl bed so daddy is going to buy her a new tool as a special present!
Yay!

redmaryjanes said...

I love that she goes to Home Depot, I think that's a hoot! Stef is having trouble getting her kids to look nice in a Christmas photo for her cards. The photo she has up is funny~
And Kelly's new babe is beautiful!

Truly Blessed said...

Nikki, Stef took the most hysterical photo of the three kids and thinks it's painful that she has to do another photo shoot.

I think she should send the picture out as her 2007 Christmas card. It's wonderful of all three kids, and exactly portrays each child's personality that she blogs about each day!

RMJ -- TSO is Trans-Siberian Orchestra. From what I've heard and read, the concerts are fantastic. I'm really glad we were able to get tickets!

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly! I'm so glad you came back, I felt awful. We need to have a babyshower for your new little one. Her cheeks are so cute!

redmaryjanes said...

I love concerts. I hope you guys have a fabulous time.

Truly Blessed said...

Don't feel awful! I know you're busy.

Besides, I had to run K up to the HS anyway. It's gonna be a cold day to march in a parade (and stand there and watch one!).

Yes, to answer your question, we will be in Church on Sunday (Bob King is preaching part 2 of a 2 part message -- Jeff is guest preaching at Mars Hill).

redmaryjanes said...

I always look for you on Sundays, but it's pretty busy at church. I'll stand on the balcony and find you tomorrow.
I have heard that there some parades scheduled today. It was 10 degrees when I woke up this morning.
I hope you guys can stay warm enough.

nikki said...

OK, went to Stef's blog and I agree with Kelly...perfect Christmas card! Hilarious!

Kelly, I have also heard wonderful things about the TSO! Have fun!

Kimberley, I also love that Lily is so into her projects at Home Depot...such a daddy/daughter bond.

Well, I'm off to shop - Lily and I have a birthday party to go to this afternoon.

Hugs girlies!

Truly Blessed said...

Yeah, we're always running late! We usually go into the main service (but last week E & the boys went to the Studio).

redmaryjanes said...

We go to the studio a lot too. Zach likes it there.

Truly Blessed said...

J & K usually go to the Studio (maybe it has something to do with the cookies?), but I prefer to not to watch the screen.

redmaryjanes said...

It always seem like the main sanctuary is packed by the time we get there. We go to the outside building sometimes too, but now that it's so cold I'm not sure. Tyler loves the JH youth group and Eli loves his Sunday School room. Zach likes the High School youth group too. It was really a good change for us.

redmaryjanes said...

Is there a midnight service at church on Christmas eve?

Truly Blessed said...

There are three services on Dec. 24, I think..

5:00, 7:00 & 11:00 pm

redmaryjanes said...

Are you going to any of them?

Laura Nipper said...

Good Morning Kim, Just thought I would stop by and say hi before I head of to get ready for our christmas photo this morning. How are you??

crazylady said...

morning

Does Santa refill my scripts here?

Kayce said...

I think I'm a bit late...but I wanted to say hi and tell everyone to enjoy this weekend!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Laura!!
I thought no one was going to drop in. Good Morning!

redmaryjanes said...

Senja,
What scrips do you need?

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kayce!

Verna said...

Dropping by to say Hi! Got my coffee. Keith is putting on the snowblower. Mya is playing in the first of the 7 inches we are to get and of course, I'm sittin in front of the computer in my jammies! Ahhhh, the life! All to change next month!

Leigh Ann said...

Good Morning...I have always missed these chats...from San Diego time zone. I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I love the concept, what a way to stay in contact. Snow...we won't have any of that this year.

Nancy said...

Good Morning All.
We have been out already this morning running errands.
Steffie, I think the picture is priceless. However, I know how you feel. If I am going to pay for pictures, it better be perfect.

My husband loves TSO, and would love to go see them in person one day.

I read that Michigan (I think) is suppose to get hit with snow sometime this weekend. Has it started yet?

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
Our snow has pretty much melted. It's supposed to rain today. Are you going to get Noah next month?

Nancy said...

I was up this AM making Chocolate Chip Pancakes for the boys and was looking for Chat Group. It started after I left however.
Glad it is back.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Good Morning Ladies!

This morning we are getting a little snow, it looks so prety.

Today is the day I will turn up the Christmas music and decorate the tree and my house for Christmas.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Does everyone else have their decorating started at home? What about a tree in?

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

PS - RMJ I hope you have a good day decorating too!!

Laura Nipper said...

We have had lost of rain here but never snow. Aiden is already bugging me this morning to start decorating. I think we will start tomorrow.

Leigh Ann said...

Steffie,
I found your blog and the picture...too cute. Now, how to get to see Kelly's new baby?

Verna said...

Still no word on the when's for Noah . . supposed to get LOA this week. We are getting the snowstorm here in MN today.
I love Stef's picture too. Kind of says it all. I opted out of a formal picture this year. A few choice snaps cropped to fit.

Nancy said...

Not decorating until we close on the new house. The only thing in the house for a week will then be the tree.
Pretty bummed, but don't want to do it twice.
I did make some Christmas cookies to freeze Thursday.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning everyone!

redmaryjanes said...

It's been so crazy with travel and everything that I've really missed the chat group. I didn't know if many people would come by. I'm so happy to see everyone.

Send me a chocolate chip pancake!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Nikki! I'm planning to get the tree up today and we're hoping to take Eli to see Santa and get a little shopping done.

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I'm going to try to get the kids in front of our fireplace and snap a picture on Wednesday.

redmaryjanes said...

Leigh Ann,

If you click on kellys truly blessed name, it will take you to her blog to see her new daughter, she is VERY cute. BIG CHEEKS!

Laura Nipper said...

Yeah it has been a busy couple of weeks with all the holidays. Glad you had the chat group.
Verna that is exciting that you will have a LOA maybe this week. I bet you cant wait to get Noah.

redmaryjanes said...

Laura,
We're supposed to get rain today and tomorrow. I hope it will turn to snow. I got Eli some boots yesterday and he wants to make a snowman.

Verna said...

RMJ, I'm going to send my CHristmas letter via Email to my blogger friends. Hope that is OK with everyone. I think I have 50 envelopes ready to drop in the mail today. Did everyone get one out to that one guy??

Nancy said...

The piglets devoured the pancakes. SORRY!
I keep trying to get my youngest to see Santa. He has never been a real fan, and again refuses to do it this year:(

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
He is on my list! He is such a doll.

Nancy said...

Have a Great Weekend all. I think I am going to kidnap hubby and go out to lunch, just the two of us. Oh, the injustice.

Verna said...

I think I will get/make some cards for Gwen's kids. Maybe pop some gum or something in there for them.

Pancakes . . . yummy!!

Did you (nancy & RMJ) get the fabric?

Laura Nipper said...

I bet Eli looks so cute in his boots. Hope that you guys get some snow for him.

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I haven't gotten it yet, but I didn't check the mail yesterday so it may be out there.
I hope that Gwen is hanging in there ok. That little Maggie just melts my heart. She has been through so much for being so young. She is in the perfect place now though, with the perfect family.

redmaryjanes said...

I got the whole family in a picture with Santa last year, but the older kids raised such a stink over going that we're just going to take Eli this year.

I think I got his boots a little too big, but whenever I get the size he is currently wearing at the beginning of the season, he outgrows it too early. So, I'm hoping bigger is better with the boots and they will last all winter.

Laura Nipper said...

I know poor little Maggie. It breaks my heart just thinking about all the things she has gone through in her short little life.

Leigh Ann said...

Couldn't see the blog..."permission denied"

Juliette said...

Hello beautiful ladies, hoping everybody's well.
Just a little hello before leaving, wasn't sure you would be here by this busy time of the year.
We did the Ginger bread's house this morning with Maƫlle and that wasn't easy. Now we're leaving for Ikea, a birthday party (bowling) and some more shopping. It is so cold today feels like January. Anybody wants some of our cold and snow?
Anyway have a wonderful weekend everybody. Nice look again RMJ!

Leigh Ann said...

I have some great pictures of Gwen & Scott along with all of the cousins playing last week...I will try to put together a slide show, so everyone can see them. Maggie let me sit next to her and Gwen, but that was about it. Emily on the other hand sat in my lap and played with her sister. The boys were out and about with my girls - It was great to be home even for a few days.

redmaryjanes said...

Hello Juliette!
Have a wonderful time bowling. I think I should get a gingerbread house kit. Our kids would love that!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Leigh Ann,
I'm so glad that you were able to be with Gwen and the family.
I know that Kelly's blog is supposed to be password protected, but it just lets me in. I never put in a password, so I thought that maybe she took it off. I'm going to do a congratulations post for her today, so you should be able to see the baby. She is just darling.

redmaryjanes said...

Leigh Ann,
I can't get to your blog. I get to your profile page, but there isn't a link.

Laura Nipper said...

Well ladies of to get our family photo taken. Have a great Sat.

Verna, I may have to hire you to make my blog more Christmas like. We will see how the photos turn out though first.

Leigh, so glad to hear that you were able to spend sometime with Gwen and her family.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Laura!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm going to have to sign off too ladies. We have a lot of holiday things to do over the next two days. Have a wonderful weekend!

Leigh Ann said...

I just posted a couple of pics from Thanksgiving...Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for letting me "chat"

Leigh Ann said...

Here is my blog:
http://thewratherclan.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Finally I am up early enough to participate in a chat! My sis is visiting and we're having a cup of coffee before we go out and brave the malls to get some Christmas shopping done. Wish us luck!

Janet said...

One of these days I will actually MAKE it to your chat group. I think we live in different time zones....LOL! Anyway, just stopped by to wish you a good day, RMJ!

Verna said...

Michelle, have fun in the malls. We are having a snow storm today and I work at 2PM. Will be taking the Explorer so that I can make it home. Outside looks Christmassy but we have not set up our manger inside--we don't do a tree. Will post pictures when it is up.

Verna said...

Just want to say, I love trees but the manger works for us. We switched about 15 yrs ago after my hubby made the manger for the church Christmas program. No Needles but also no pine smell :(

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Verna, we do a Christmas tree but it is artificial so we don't get the real pine smell either. I light candles that are pine sented so we get artificial scent, lol!

Can't wait to see pictures of your manger all set up!

I have to go tend to my artificial tree now. Some day I will get caught up on my blog posts and post pictures of the tree when it is finished. Have a great day everyone!!

Smiles! :O)
Nikki

Liz & Ava said...

Hey, Kim!
Got home from the hospital last evening...surgery went well...thanks again for the prayer post. I'm trying to update my blog right now...with Ava asleep on my lap!...it's slow when I can only type with one hand!

Princess Diaries said...

We have been "fluffing" the tree for the past few days and think we are finally ready to begin adding the decorations tongight! Hope your decorating is going great :)

Marla said...

What a great idea, a chat! I'll have to remember that. Your blog is just beautiful. Have fun with your decorating. :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I always miss these wonderful Chat groups...
I will be off work from Dec. 22-3 and I hope I get to be involved with one...
Glad everyone had a wonderful time...
Got you quilt piece and your Christmas card...
LOVE IT.
Thank you sooo much..
Yours will be in the mail soon.. have to get the pictures taken this weekend..