THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Tonight We're Having A Dinner Party!!



Tonight we're having a dinner party! Katleyn is making chicken parmesan, potatos with onions and green beans. It smells delicious!

Feel free to comment on her new haircut, it looks great doesn't it?

Eli is wearing his party hat!


Zachary's hockey team won their game today 3-1. We're celebrating that too.

And I'm sure that we'll be featuring Finding Nemo, so come on in...what could be more fun than us on a Saturday night.

Friday, March 02, 2007

There are Party Girls Everywhere!!! Welcome to the Lake!

Welcome Blog Party Girls!! I love how this party is picking up steam!! My name is Kimberley and I am married to a great guy named Tim. We have 4 children and are working to adopt another from China. I'm a blog addict and am thrilled when new people drop by--COMMENT PLEASE!

Take a look around, my children's photos are on my sidebar. Leave some words of encouragement and wisdom. I will definitely be visiting your blog if you come by and leave me a way back to you.

Two Months....Almost 4,000 Hits!

Thank you to all of the special women who encourage and support me and my family through this blog. I appreciate you immensely. It has been a priveledge getting to know you. I feel so much more comfortable about our adoption situation now that I have had these months to learn from all of you.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Let's Get This Blog Party Started!

March 2nd is the official first day of The Ultimate Blog Party. I checked it out and it looks like there are some prizes to win and ways to bring exposure to your blog.
I think it's worth looking at and taking advantage of whatever interests you.

Let me know what you think about it.
The link on my sidebar does not take you to the party site. Go to www.5minutesformom.com to get to the party page.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

I know that this special came out a couple of weeks ago, but I missed it the first time around. I watched on Monday night. I was in tears, literally sobbing through the majority of the show. I have always been a huge Oprah fan, but now I see her in a bigger light. What she is doing is incredibly inspiring to me. She personally chose every detail of this school. She invested so much more than just money, she invested herself.

The accounts that these girls gave of their lives would have devastated me as a human being. They are so strong and capable. If you have the opportunity to watch this, it will change you.

Oprah said that she now understood why she never had children, because these girls were now her daughters.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mail from my Circle of Friends and Family

I want to say thank you to all of our family and friends who constantly support our adoption efforts and are walking beside us on this journey. Your love and kindness means more to us than you could ever know.

I am behind in posting my fun mail, so this is a large post!

When we got back from Kansas City and checked the mail, we found this beautiful Chinese New Year card from Aunt Carol. Thank you! It is very special to us!!

Amy at Catching Butterflies sent us this wonderful postcard from Germany!

Our wonderful neighbor Nancy gave us this fabric for Sophia's quilt.

These fabrics are from cousin McKenzie.

This fabric is from Aunt Pam.

This piece is from Kelly at Wanton Wishes..

This piece is from Connie at Somewhere in China!

This beautiful square is from our neighbor Helen.

These ballet shoes are from The Neptune Family at Our Unforgotten Daughter. I know that I still owe you my square and will get it out asap!

This square is from the Phillips family at Phillips Path to China.

I am still short on squares, so if anyone wants to swap just let me know!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

You are with Kindred Spirits...Make your presence known

I started this blog because I felt an overwhelming need to communicate with other women who were mothers. Mothers adopting like me, mothers of babies like me, mothers of toddlers, grade schoolers, high schoolers, like me.

Well, I have achieved that goal. I have met wonderful women who are all on a journey to or through motherhood.

I look at my neocounter every day and am thrilled over the scrolling lists of visitors from places far and near. I wonder who you are, coming by to see what's happening in my life and in my head. You are very welcome here, but I wish you would share who you are with me.

Are you adopting? Are you a mother? Do you have questions that I could help with? You don't have to be a blogger to talk with me, I accept anonymous comments. Just click on the comments and say something-give me a little picture of you since I have shared so many of me and my life. If you leave an e-mail address, I will mail you.

If my blog isn't exactly your cup of tea, I can personally vouch that each of the women on my favorite blog list is an excellent person. She is loving, kind and has helped or supported me personally in some way. Reach out to them. They have excellent answers.

Right here is the best adoption support group and motherhood support group you could ever hope for. Come and meet us.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

We're Back From the Land of Oz

We are home!! Finally! I miss my family terribly already, but it's so good to be home.