THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Babies are Coming!

It's referral time again. I send my love to all of the families whose long wait is over. I wish you every happiness and hope your children are with you soon.
My mind is filled with thoughts of my daughter Sophia. What magic will her face hold? Is she born yet? Where is she?
Her family loves her and we are ready to drop everything to go get her and bring her home.

Saturday Morning!


Good Morning Everyone! Hope to see you drop by Stacy-enjoy your tea. Sometimes Joannah drops in. I know that Steffie is at her adoption reunion. I'm on my second cup of coffee, the sun is shining and it's supposed to be very hot today! If you come by, leave a comment and I'll visit your blog!

Friday, July 06, 2007

5 months!!


Today marks 5 months since our log in date, 13 month since we began our journey.

A Boy and His Cousin...

My nephew Joshua came over yesterday. It's the first time I've really seen him for many years. He is my first husband's brother's son (did you follow that?). Sometimes in a divorce you lose people that you really miss. I have always missed Josh and his sister Amy tremendously. It was great to see him.

Zach and Josh swimming and hanging out.


Zach is quite a bit taller than his older cousin.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Good Morning!!!

Good Morning! The coffee is flowing and we're having donuts for breakfast. We all survived the fourth. There were a lot of fireworks around the lake and we lit our own smaller collection. Tyler goes to Movie Making Camp today and the last of our company is going home. I think that today will be pretty quiet overall.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

God Bless America..



Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!


Liz and Ava Need Our Prayers Today...


Prayer Needed
Please join me in praying for Ava Grace and Liz. Ava is having her cleft palat surgery today and her arms will have to be in splints for 3 weeks to keep her from touching her face while it heals. This is a beautiful family and I know how much they appreciate our support. Their blog is 'My Red Thread to Ava Grace YaHan'.


Good Morning and Happy 4th of July!!


Good Morning Everyone~
Zach and I are the only ones awake so far. I'm heating up some coffee. It looks like a storm is coming in. Hopefully it will blow over before our 4th of July festivities start. There were a lot of fireworks around the lake last night, so hopefully tonight will be lit up big time.
This is my favorite picture from last years 4th of July. It's my Tyler.
Leave a comment this morning and I'll drop by your site!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fun Before the Fourth...

Ok, I am now officially on 4th of July vacation! My sister-in-law is here with her four children and I have my four children, a cousin and a friend. I think that gives us ten children sleeping here tonight. Here are some pictures I took today! I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Katey and her cousin Lacey and friend Krista.



My neighbor Rachel and my niece Suzi.


The kids jumping off of the swim platform in front of our dock.


Weekly Quote...


I do love this one and try to live this. When I'm old I will have a lot of stories to talk about (and let me tell you that some of them are truly fabulous). I have loved and been loved. I have experienced true joy and deepest sorrow. I have failed and succeeded. My life has been filled with love stories, adventures and drama for days.
Now that I'm re-married and have my large family, things are pretty tame, but I have always tried to seize any opportuntity to experience something new.

Monday, July 02, 2007

It's Monday!

I was hoping to be able to take this week off and celebrate the 4th of July all week, but I have to work today and tomorrow. Today begins the annual 4th of July tradition of me fitting an unbelievable number of people into my house. We have 6 in our family. Yesterday Katey brought two of her friends over who are staying for 3 days and tonight my sister-in-law Sonya and her four children are coming over to stay until Thursday. That gives me 12 people here tonight and tomorrow night along with a dog and a cat.
Lucky for me, we're having gorgeous weather. It should be sunny and in the 80's today. We took the kids boating and tubing yesterday and had smores over a fire on the brick patio. Looks like that's what we'll be doing today too when we get home from work.

I'll try to post some good pictures!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Congratulations to Jeff and Michelle!!


Congratulations to Jeff and Michelle at 'Fortunately Family' on the referral of their new daughter!

Happy Canada Day!!!


I am always surpised to see how many Canadian visitors I have at the blog. So, to you all I say Happy Canada Day! I know who 3 or 4 of you are, but it would be great to have you lurkers come out and say hello in honor of your country~! So, I'm looking for my Canadian visitors to leave a lot of comments today.