Saturday, September 22, 2007

Youth Hunt...

Today was a big day for Tyler. Last week he took hunter's safety class and passed the test on Friday. Today was the first day of youth hunt and he and Tim went out to Tim's Great Uncle's 40 acres in search of deer. Evidently they saw two deer, but were not in a good position to take a shot. They came home happy despite being empty handed.

Saturday Morning Chat Group...

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group! Just leave a comment and follow along with everyone else's. I may need to jump out from time to time for a couple of minutes, but I'll be right back. Chat Group runs until 12 noon.
The song on the blog today is one that Glinda from 'Give Me Back My Slippers' sent on a cd for Sophia. It brought me to tears the first time that I heard it.

Morning Chat is Closed, Thanks for a great morning~

Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Birthday 'Loud Secrets'...

Happy Birthday Yesterday to my friend with the very cool name that I can't disclose! I'm sorry I missed your big day. I hope that it was wonderful. Love the table that your hubs got for you!
In case you're a loser friend like me and missed it too, drop by 'Loud Secrets' and leave some birthday wishes!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I Miss You My Gypsy Friend...

Where are you ? What happened?

Zach and his New Ski...

Zach worked all summer to earn the money to buy this ski. He did yardwork, babysat and saved up all of his birthday money. I am very proud of him for setting a goal and making it happen. Now, we just have to get him used to it so he can get out of the water and ski on it : )

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gifts from Over the Rainbow...Thank You Glinda.

I came home today and found a box waiting for me. Very exciting! I opened it up to find these wonderful gifts from Glinda. A friendship candle, 2 books, a prized ladybug cd case, 2 cd's for me to listen to while I'm relaxing, a cd for Eli and Sophia and one cd that she made especially for Sophia (my favorite of the surprises).

My husband became tired of sharing his computer with me, so he set up this little space in our bedroom for me to blog. The candle makes our bedroom smell so good! I have to get a little cd player so I can listen to my music.
Glinda, thank you so much for doing this for me. I will cherish your letter, I am very touched.

Quote of the Week...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Prayer Please...

Laura at 'Ladybugs and Dragonflies' asked me to do a prayer post for this little girl. Miranda is the daughter of one of Laura's friends and has just recently been diagnosed with cancer.
She is undergoing treatment that is causing her hair to fall out. She is not playing and is sleeping more than she should be. The family is asking for prayer and support.
Miranda is the youngest of four
girls. The parents are trying to maintain some type of a normal schedule and life for the sisters while being there for Miranda during her care. Please join me in signing their guest book and offering support.

Eli Update..

Here's my little bruiser. The swelling has gone down, but the color has turned up. His eye is black and purple, but the stitches are looking wonderful.
Training pants are the fashion statement tonight, he didn't do very well with the potty today, so we are putting him on it every 45 minutes.

A Meme for Rachael...

10 years ago I was: realizing that my first marriage was over.

5 years ago I was: a single Mom, loving my life, fluorishing in my career, a month away from meeting the man I was to walk the rest of my life with.

1 year ago I was: remembering my Mother because today is her birthday.

Yesterday I was: spending time with my two youngest sons and understanding that I need to be with them as much as they need to be with me.

5 snacks that I enjoy: cheez-its, honey roasted peanuts, popcorn (kettlecorn), peanut m&m's and mustard pretzels.

5 songs I know all the words to: Crazy Love by Van Morrison, The Promise by Tracy Chapman, Lover Lay Down by Dave Matthews, When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole, Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

5 things I would do with a million dollars: tithe, pay off my mortgage, pay off the rest of my children's college education, pay off all of our debt, invest wisely

5 favorite TV shows:1. Grey's Anatomy 2. Brother's and Sisters 3. Numbers. House 5. CSI

5 things I am thankful for: My salvation, My children, My husband, My education, My ability to sustain and take care of myself and my family if need be.

2 names I go by:1. Kimberley/Kim/Kimber/Mom/RedMaryJanes/RMJ/Betty in my bar going days.

2 parts of your heritage Irish, Danish

2 things that scare me: The thought of anything happening to my children, heights

2 of my every day essentials: Kisses and coffee

2 things I am wearing right now: I got a wish necklace yesterday that I am wearing on my wrist, my wedding ring

2 of my favorite bands/musical artists (at the moment): Rascal Flatts, Nora Jones

2 things I want in a relationship (other than real love): Partnership, Understanding

2 truths: Jesus died to save me, I have been blessed

2 physical things that appeal to me in the opposite sex:I like a tall strong man, hair

2 of my favorite hobbies: gardenging, scrapbooking

2 things I want really badly: my children to have wonderful productive lives, a safe world fot them to live in

2 places I want to go on vacation: egypt and ireland

2 ways I am stereotypically a chick: I want my doors opened and my bills paid.

2 things I normally wouldn't admit: my weight, my shoe size

2 things I am thinking about right now: Eli is upset about something, Tyler is at hunter's safety

2 stores you shop at: Target and Tuesday Morning

2 people I haven't talked to in a while: My little sister Andrea and my friend Carrie

Monday, September 17, 2007

Thank You Secret Buddy for a most Amazing Gift...

I am always anxious when it comes to the middle of the month because I know that I will be receiving a gift from my secret buddy. She is very thoughtful and creative. Her gifts are always from the heart and very unique.
This month she sent me a red thread wish necklace. Well, I'm sure you all can guess what I wished for and I am wearing my red thread right now and will not take it off until it falls off per the instructions. What fun!
As always, the card is very special. I have purchased a keepsake box to keep her cards in and I will be making a scrapbook of all of the fun cards and things that I receive along the way on my journey to Sophia.
Thank you secret buddy. I really feel so fortunate to be matched with you. You are incredible!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Eli's Owie...

Look at my poor baby. Eli fell yesterday and hit his left cheekbone. His cut required a trip to the emergency room and four stitches. It was just awful. They had to strap him down to a board and give him three numbing shots in his wound. Then the stitches. He tried so hard to be brave. I did too, holding back my tears so he wouldn't see.

The medical team was just wonderful. The stitches will dissolve on their own. They told me that he will most likely have a scar, but to keep antibiotic ointment on it and liquid vitamin e when it heals a little further.

Here is a close-up of his stitches and puffy eye. You would never guess he was hurt though, he was running around like a little wild man today. It hasn't phased him a bit.

A Message From Gwen...

To My Blog Family,

Words will never be able to express how much I have enjoyed this day of celebrating my sweet daughter, Maggie. Very soon she will feel the love that was expressed today and more. Your gifts, well wishes, and prayers are cherished by our family and one day I hope to show Maggie the comments from the shower to show her that from afar we were already loving her. To have so many people whom faces I have never seen in person to reach out their hand of kindness shows how the Lord takes his simple plan for adoption and connects His people with a thread that can not be broken.Special Thanks to RMJ, my sweet friend for all her hard work, energy, enthusiasm, and love that she has for her friends and for all of us bringing home our daughters .... You are a real Jewel !!!!

Thank You All !!!!
Love, Gwen (Maggie's Proud Mom) ... check out in the days to come for present updates!