THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Some Not so Good Photos of the Boys and My Dad...



I wanted to get a nice picture of my Dad with the boys before he left yesterday. They were willing participants, but only for these shots-none of which turned out the way I was hoping. So, here are the photos I will be putting into our scrapbook to remember my Dad's trip here this summer. Eli would only sit as long as had some playing cards.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday Morning Live Chats!



Good Morning Everyone~ I still did not get up early enough to greet Steffie. Drop by with your tea Stacy! To all of my friends, hang around a while, I'm going to start doing Saturday Morning live chats, so leave a good morning comment and I'll drink some coffee and talk with you for a while, hopefully some of our friends will jump in too~

Live chat ends at 12 noon. It was great sharing my morning with you all-hope to talk with you next Saturday!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Referrals...


Most of us know that referrals have come in. The CCAA processed 7 days worth of LID's this past month. I want to say Congratulations to all of the families who are seeing their children's faces for the first time. I am truly happy for you.
Now for those of us who are still waiting, this can be a difficult time. This month is a difficult one for me. I sat down and figured out that at this pace, I will have my daughter in 5.6 years. Not exactly what my agency quoted when we signed up. Now, I understand that things could speed up. I also understand that things could slow down. I know that for the last 3 months, this is what we've been seeing. Next to no movement.
But this month, just as each before, I am renewing my dream. I am re-dedicating myself emotionally to my daughter. I am choosing to stay the course. I will never give up.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Please Pray for My Mother In Law...

Please pray for my Mother In Law, her name is Fran. She has lost her battle with cancer, hospice has been called in and we are waiting for news of her passing. She has been such a loving presence in my life and has always supported our family in any way that she could. I love her and will miss her more than I probably can know right now. We have done all we can to be with her these past months and weeks. Please pray that her suffering will end and that the Lord will take her home.

Thank You Elizabeth...




Elizabeth at 'Dragonfly and Ladybug' sent me this wonderful CD. Thank you so much E, the music is beautiful. You can hear one of the ensembles playing on the blog today.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sending you a Smile...


Whenever I hear this song, it makes me smile. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it. Right now it's my song. So, enjoy and smile!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Five Things Meme...









I was tagged by Laura at 'Jewels of my Heart'.


Five Things I Was Doing Ten Years Ago:
-Going through a painful divorce
-Re-defining myself
-Raising my sons
-Looking for a new job
-Being grateful for the outstanding friends that I had and still have


Favorite Snack Food:
-Mustard flavored pretzels
-Doritos
-Chocolate chip ice cream
-Cashews
-Ice Cream Sandwiches


Five Songs I Know All the Lyrics To:
There are a million songs I know all the lyrics to.
-Don't Fear The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
-Holiday-Madonna
-Crazy Love-Van Morrison
-The Promise-Tracy Chapman
-The Broken Road-Rascal Flatts


Five Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:
-Send money for all of the surgeries that Amanda at Starfish needs
-Pay for the rest of my children's college educations
-Pay off this house
-Invest so I can retire at 50
-Own and manage a greenhouse


Five Bad Habits:
-Crack my knuckles
-Don't eat enough fruit
-Don't drink enough water
-Spoil my children a tad
-Listen to my music too loudly


Five Things I Like To Do:
-Spend time with my children
-Cook
-Scrapbook
-Garden
-Read


Five Things I Would Never Wear Again:
-Spandex
-Banana Comb
-Saddle Shoes
-Jordach Jeans
-Love's Baby Soft

3 Posts Today! Secret Buddy Update....

Secret Buddy Questionnaires were sent out in e-mail today. If you are one of the ladies participating, please check your e-mail and complete the form as soon as possible. When I have them all back, I will forward them to your secret buddy and our group will begin. All of you have been matched!

UPDATE: Everyone's questionnaires have been forwarded to their Secret Buddy. If you did not receive an e-mail with your person's information, please let me know. Instructions and themes for the group will be sent out tomorrow (Wednesday).

Join Me in Sending Dolores a Hug!

Please join me in sending a hug to Dolores. She's having a tough time right now and would like a little support from all of us! Dolores' blog is 'Watch Our Family Grow'.

Quote of the Week...


Monday, July 30, 2007

Welcome Grandpa!

My Dad is flying in today from Kansas City to spend the week with us. It will be really great to have him here. The kids are very excited to see him. Zachary has a hockey scrimmage tonight, so today will be the first time that his Grandpa will see him play.
Have a great Monday everyone!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Enjoy Your Sunday!

This morning we are working in the church nursery. There are no plans for the rest of the day, and that's just the way I want it. I think we will go out in the boat and do some swimming. We're supposed to have great weather. My father is coming from Kansas City tomorrow to visit us for a week. It's going to be really great for all of us to be able to spend some time with him. I guess I'll have to clean up around here a bit. Get out the swiffer, my floors are a mess!

Sunday Verse...