THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!


Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group! Today I'll be wrapping the presents that have been piling up in my bedroom and hopefully we can get them shipped out today. I'd also like to get the last of our Christmas shopping done. What are your weekend plans?
The Chat Group is now closed, thank you everyone for a wonderful morning!

107 comments:

Much Ado said...

Just popping in quickly to say hi! Life has been so busy here, I haven't been able to join the Saturday Chats in a while! Hope you have fun getting all your shopping and wrapping done.

Today I will be mostly getting the house back to "normal" - we had a Christmas Party here last night for the students we work with about 25 students were able to come, it was great fun! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, that's a big party. I'm glad that it went well.
I hope you and Derek are having a wonderful Holiday Season.
When is your LID now?

Alyson & Ford said...

I am wrapping gifts all day too, as many need to be at the post office Monday morning!
Coffee is good and I woke up to 60 degree clear weather. Wonder how those "Northern" states are faring?
Merry Christmas!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Good Morning.. Didn't know if I would catch you..
I am off to WONDERFUL work.. This is my last week of work.. Then I am off from the 21 thru the 4...
we are finishing our Christmas shopping later when I get off work and then maybe tomorrow..
KyLee is going to open her Christmas presents and Birthday presents before she leaves..

Much Ado said...

We are now March 2006 (they can't even give us an exact date, they just know it is in the March pile)....hope you have a great Christmas too, did you get my card? Thank you so much for yours.

Hi Alyson, Looks like today is "wrapping" day! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Do you guys know if we get them mailed by Monday am if they will still make it by Christmas?

redmaryjanes said...

Have fun at work Kim. I'll bet you guys will be busy today.
I hope Kylee has fun too.

redmaryjanes said...

Jane,
I did get your card and thank you. I can't believe they didn't give you an exact date. You will have a baby this year though if you are in the March 06 pile. I'm pretty sure of it, unless something drastic happens.

redmaryjanes said...

Alyson,
I need to get some coffee still this morning. I have to tell you how great I think Ford is. I love all of his comments and the posts he writes.
You two sound like such a fun couple.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Did you get our Christmas card?

redmaryjanes said...

I did get it and the picture is great, and I love how you signed Isabella even though she hasn't come yet. I didn't even think of doing that. Then you put the ornament on there to symbolize her.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Had to put something besides the letter... family members don't understand the LONG wait.. so of course I explained in the letter but they still ask....
Well I have to go to work.. When are you sending out the lists from the Secret Buddy...??
If I don't go I am going to make myself late.. because I want to stay here....LOL.
Have a Great Morning everyone...
Happy Holidays...

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Kim! You are the only person who responded to the Secret Buddy list.

Much Ado said...

yes, kim I really hope our year will be 2008 and hopefully they will get well beyond March by the end of next year for everyone's sake. Have a great weekend, I must go, even though it is so tempting to procrastinate here in the Chat Group! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Jane!

Dannye said...

morning...finally able to stop by on a Saturday morning chat...nail appt today, and gotta "start" the Christmas shopping, and get the Christmas grocery shopping done too

Dannye said...

haven't received the blankets yet, but Ginnie's not sending out the package til sometime next week...she is waiting for your package to arrive...

we raised over $2K dollars, quite the success, and got lots of blankets and socks..

Steffie B. said...

Good morning girls...hope you all have a fabulous day...

We are heading out this afternoon for a little shopping and perhaps a movie....great MORE wrapping....I think I am going to be getting bags and tissue paper for the older ones!

redmaryjanes said...

Sorry girls,
I just checked back in, I'm making a pot of coffee.
I have to wrap today too and hopefully get the last of the Christmas shopping done.

Dannye said...

Steffie, thought about you last nite...the Cat in the Hat was on ABC Family, so I saw Things 1 and 2 and you instantly came to mind....hehe...hope you all are doing well

redmaryjanes said...

Oh man, I can't believe we missed the cat in the hat.
I mailed the blankets early last week, so I hope they get there soon.

Nancy said...

Good morning all.
We closed on the new house yesterday. I bleached EVERYTHING yesterday. Today I need to go back and Lysol everything.
ANAL, I know, but can't let my boys live in someone else's filth. And it is dirty here.

I would rather be wrapping presents.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Nancy!
I'm kind of that way too. I love Lysol wipes, I go through them like crazy.
Congrats on your new home though, that is really exciting and you can all be together again.

adele and dan said...

Good Morning all...Hope everyone made it through the snow storms. It's been so warm here is Savannah, it feels like spring and no way near Christmas. I'm not complaining of course..love the warm weather:)

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Adele!
I would so love to live in Savannah. I am a Southern girl born into a Northerners life. You know I love Paula Dean and she lives there too.

amy said...

Good morning frends!

Mom of 5 said...

A quick hello-
Little sleep last night will keep this short. Mia was up AGAIN with ear pain. A quick trip to the doctor today -I am sure will reveal another ear infection...can't wait for tubes.
I am sure she has pink eye too. I have to do everything this weekend for Christmas. Cards...shop...wrap...I love it !!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Shelly

redmaryjanes said...

Does anyone know the last date you can mail packages and have them still arrive before Christmas?

amy said...

Working tonight and then church in the morning followed by lunch at Japanese steak house with our small group and then I will wrap gifts and mail them out Monday

adele and dan said...

I believe Monday is the last day, they tell me 3 to 6 business days..we'll see

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Shelly,
Eli had constant ear infections before his tubes, it was awful. Things have been much better since they were put in last Spring.
I hope your girl if feeling better soon. Pink eye is an easy fix if you have the drops.

amy said...

not sure but I did learn the hard way that regular UPS gets there faster than FedEX

Dannye said...

Nancy congrats on the new house....exciting.

Adele, it is in the 80's here in Fla, shorts weather and definitely not Christmas weather...even for Fla....makes it hard to get into the spirit of things (heck i haven't even shopped for the family, only got my SP's and Secret Santas and work people done...but hey i've still got 9 days, plenty of time to shop..hehe

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Good Morning Girls!

We are having a sunny day here today but it is very windy and very cold. Larry and I are going to put up a few lights outside if our fingers don’t freeze off first! I also have some shopping to finish up so I am heading off to the looney bin shortly, lol!

My list is a mile long of all the things I have to do yet in order to be ready for the Holidays. I guess I shouldn’t be on here but I just wanted to stop by and say “HI!” before my busy day begins. Have a great weekend everyone!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Amy,
Did you work last night?

Dannye said...

Kim, no worries, I am sure the blankets will arrive soon...with all the Christmas packages in the mail, my guess is it is taking a little longer than normal...

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Nikki,
Sounds like we're going to have similar weekends. I love the hustle and bustle though. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

amy said...

I did work last night and got home a bit later than expected..

redmaryjanes said...

I think it's so great that you did that Dannye. Do you know much about that orphanage? Is it in good shape?

redmaryjanes said...

Any good work stories Amy?
Any unusual baby names?

adele and dan said...

Dannye-
Love your picture..frogs are my favorite and the crown is perfect:) Where in FL are you?

amy said...

Lets see, we had a London, Paris and Brittain all in the same hallway.

amy said...

Did I tell you that I may go to China before we get LynnMarie?

adele and dan said...

when?

amy said...

When I talked to Amy from Love Without Boundaries I mentioned I was a cleft lip/palate nurse and they said they could use me on one of their teams next year

redmaryjanes said...

When and why are you going to China? And you always have the best stories about where you work. It was very international there last night I see. I do like the names though.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Danny, you haven’t started shopping for your family yet?! I only have a few things on a list to go get and I am not looking forward to that today, lol! Oh well you must love the chaos!

Can you send a little of your warmth and sun to Canada … please?!?

adele and dan said...

wow every exciting Amy!! That is so great.

amy said...

SOmetime in 2008. Need to get some info and learn more about the program but doesnt that sound cool?

adele and dan said...

Hope eveyone has a Happy Holiday...have to go..If you see Santa, give him a hug for me:)

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Amy, that is tremendous. How amazing. What an incredible experience.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Adele!

Nancy said...

The boys and I are just here for the weekend. This week is the boys last week of school. The packers and movers are also coming Wed and Thurs. Hopefully I will be able to travel down Thursday night, since they want to unload Friday.
The animals were brought this weekend so they have some time to adjust without 'the wild boys.'

amy said...

sorry. Lucy the basset hound just broke something and ran...ugh

But doesnt that sound soo cool?

amy said...

I have no idea where to even start for hubby

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, so Nancy by Christmas you will all be together under the same roof?

redmaryjanes said...

I was just talking to my husband about what you are doing Amy. I am just amazed how everyone I know on here is taking such an active role in supporting others and doing whatever they can to help the babies. It's so cool to see.

Nancy said...

YES!!!

It is ucky and rainy here. Am suppose to have the invisible fence people here today. Not sure if they will come since they are traveling 2 hours and there is possible ice today.

amy said...

I dont do anything special but I agree the adoption community is just awesome

Dannye said...

Kim, the orphanage is the one Ginnie's daughter came from...she says it is in pretty good shape, but needs quite a few things...so we are happy to help, especially since it is an orphanage of one of the sweeties we know and love (Ali is such a doll, and I love her so very much, she's got us all wrapped around her finger..hehe)...


Adele, we are in Orlando Fla..

Nikki, no don't like the chaos, just hate the shopping...

alright all, gotta go and get my nails done and do some more dreaded shopping...

redmaryjanes said...

It's cold here today with a few light snowflakes falling, but no real weather issues.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Yes RMJ our day does sound similar. I will be glad to be home from the stores so I can turn up some Christmas music have a glass of … something (??) and get busy!

Amy that sounds like a wonderful opportunity!! I hope it all works out!

Congrats on your new house Nancy! I was a cleaning freak when I moved into our house too. It just made me feel better knowing that I had everything cleaned my way.

Well I better go before the shopping chaos becomes pandemonium!! Hey who knows, maybe it won’t be that bad, like Danny said, we still have “9 days, plenty of time to shop..”!

Have a wonderful day all, I will check in when I get back. TTFN!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Carolyn said...

Mornin' everyone! I haven't had much time to spend in blogsville lately, so everyone has probably forgotten me! It's Carolyn in Canada, mom to "DX"- who just had his cleft palate repaired almost 3 weeks ago. We see his surgeon on Monday and hope he tells us that we can give up on the soft foods and remove DX's arm restraints!
Amy, what an awesome opportunity to work with LWB. I absolutely adore what that group is doing for children in China. You'll have to keep us posted!

amy said...

I keep learning so much from you guys

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Dannye!

And Amy, I think volunteering to travel to China and work on cleft palat surgeries in tremendous.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Nikki!

Carolyn said...

RMJ- How's the snow situation? We're expecting to get the same storm on Sunday!

amy said...

Carolyn thanks for the kind words..If you read my blog, you will a detailed account of Amys visit to our support group last Friday night. God spoke loudly through her to me and it was Awesome!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Carolyn,
I haven't forgotten you at all. I'm so glad to hear that your son is doing well. There are a lot children that I know of who have had their cleft palat surgeries this past month. I hate seeing them in those arm restraints :(, but you have to do it. I just laugh when I read your blog, it sounds like my house with a very active toddler boy.

amy said...

If you guys are recording the many Christmas movies this year try to find Finding JOhn Christmas..good movie

redmaryjanes said...

I've never heard of Finding John Christmas, but I'll keep my ears open. I love Christmas movies.

amy said...

I have to watch them when hubbys working, I recorded soooo many o them

redmaryjanes said...

I'm behind. I still have to see the Grinch, It's a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Christmas Vacation.

amy said...

We have Charlie Brown. Miracle of 34th Street, Wonderful Left andChristmas vacation left to watch

LaLa said...

Good morning ladies!! We are wrapping gifts here too and trying to get things done before going out of town to see family...we are back home to host Christmas Eve for my fam at our house. Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season : )

amy said...

Ok friends, see you next time..Im falling asleep!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Laura! I love your Christmas picture! Thanks so much for sending it to us!!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Night Amy!

LaLa said...

WOW...just caught up...busy busy aren't you all...new houses, going to China, raising $$ for orphanages, sick little ones (yuck) and tons of Christmas stuff! It is so nice to see so much going on and Kim you are right..the support we all receive is amazing!

Jane..sorry about the lack of LID...that stinks

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, there's a lot going on. So, what are you guys up to this weekend? I love hearing about Annslee.

LaLa said...

Oh, and Dannye..thanks for participating in the Christmas Tree challenge...I didn't start it but am having fun doing it and seeing others. Come on everyone...show us your trees : )

LaLa said...

we are finishing our wrapping and not doing much of anything...shocked I know. Our 77 degree day is a distant memory and now it is cold and rainy...YUCK If it is going to be cold I wish it would be cold enough to snow already! We head to Charlotte for Mark's fam on Thurs and back home on Sat...so a whirlwind few days with all of them!

redmaryjanes said...

I am showing our tree today.
I think Dannye took off to get her nails done.

Holly said...

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Holly!
What are you guys doing this weekend?

Mommy Spice said...

Well.....I wrapped presents last night, but still have a few more to get. I plan on finishing blog reading while drinking my cup of coffee. Then, I'm getting on the treadmill with my new tennis shoes I bought yesterday. Then, Spicy Girl and I are going to the grocery store. I'll finish the day with cleaning out my closet!!

Leigh Ann said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Weather is good here in San Diego, a little chilly for us. Today, my oldest is flying in from college and yesterday we learned she is recovering from mono - she just thought she had he flu - so, I can't wait to see her and "baby" her!
www.thewratherclan.blogspot.com

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Laura~
Love your blog post today.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Leigh Ann,
How are you guys? My chat room has been quiet forever, so I'm glad to see you guys leave some comments for me.

Leigh Ann said...

We are good...finishing up with school and looking forward to just hanging out with the family.
How have you been?

Mommy Spice said...

Thanks. I didn't realize how easy it was to post a video from my digital camera. I'll do that a little more often.

Off to walk the treadmill.

redmaryjanes said...

Good for you Laura, I need to get on some type of a fitness routine. Have a great weekend.

redmaryjanes said...

We're doing really well. Eli is pretty much completely potty trained. Christmas preparations are right where they should be.
Now, you are married to Gwen's brother right? I have to get your blog on my bloglist.

Leigh Ann said...

I am glad I caught you...it's only 8:10 here so, I know you guys are finishing up. Me, I am still in my robe having coffee, while they kids forage in the kitchen:)

Leigh Ann said...

Yes, Gwen is my Sis in law. If you go to my blog look at the blond kid with Maggie and Emily on the swing. Thats my third daughter and she looks exactly like Gwen.
Potty trained! Yes, its so nice to no longer have to buy diapers!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm about to grab another cup of coffee. Eli will go down for his nap soon, and then I have to wrap presents like a mad woman for our family out of state so I can get them in the mail on time to hopefully get there by Christmas.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, she does look like Gwen. How are they doing over there?
Also, is it your other sister-in-law then adopting from Africa or is that on Gwen's side.
Your family is so interesting.

Leigh Ann said...

Sounds good...Enjoy wrapping all of those gifts!

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, if I can wrap at my leisure it's fun...but when I'm under the gun it's not so much fun.

nikki said...

Helloooo!
Is anyone still around?
I am always late to these chats...NOT a morning person (as you probably know by now)

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Nikki!

nikki said...

Oh good, you're still there!
Just wanted to say "hi"!
We are off to the store in a few - then baking cookies for Lily's "concert" tonite.

Hope you have a wonderful time today with your shopping and wrapping - sounds very festive!

redmaryjanes said...

You have fun too! I love Lily's new Christmas dress. She looks beautiful in it.

nikki said...

Oh, thank you! Sometimes I feel like this child would look good in just about ANYTHING...no idea what that would be like!!
She has another Christmas dress (a little more conservative) that she will be wearing tonite to church.

I'll talk to you later - take care!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend!

redmaryjanes said...

Chat group is now closed! Thank you everyone for a wonderful morning!

Princess Diaries said...

Your blog is always so festive, I love to check it just to see what's new.