Saturday, September 29, 2007

Welcome to Halloween at the Seventh Diamond...

Remember these little cuties???

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning! Grab a cup of coffee and join our chat group. Just jump into the comments and follow along with everyone. If you drop in and it looks like no one is around, just be patient for a minute or two, I come in and out when things slow down, but I'll be back in a just a minute. Chat Group goes until 12 noon.

Chat room is now closed. Thanks for a great morning everyone~

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me...

Yep, today is my 39th Birthday. Is it just me or does that sound older than 40? It just does. But in the grand scheme of things, life is good. It's always good when your Birthday is on a Friday!

Congratulations to my Dear Friend Verna on the Referral of her Son Noah James...

Verna, I am sending so much love your way! I am so excited for you and your family. Congratulations. Noah is so handsome!! Verna's blog is 'Families Grow Watch Ours'.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hepatitis B

Information Please: It appears that there are quite a few SN babies that have hepatitis B as their special need. What do you all know about Hep B. What would be the drawbacks/fears of adopting a baby with Hep B.? Would you adopt a baby with Hep B.?

Quote of the Week...

This quote has been taped to my refrigerator for 9 years now. These are the words that kept me going after my divorce. Out of all of my weekly quotes, this is the one to really sit down, read and absorb.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eli & The Storm...

A storm is coming our way tonight. The wind has started to pick up and the thunder is rumbling. This is Eli's first storm where he is awake to see it and truly understand what is happening. At first he was afraid,but I told him that the thunder was the storm talking to us and telling us that it is coming. He liked that. Every 10-15 minutes he runs into our sunroom to see the storm. He told me he thought the storm was sad, so I told him to go and tell it that it is ok to come to our house and welcome it. It was so cute to see him standing by the front door telling the storm that it is ok and it can come to our house.
One of my favorite things about motherhood is getting to see the wonder that children experience when they see things for the first time. It is pure magic.

Thank You C. !

I got this in the mail yesterday and I think it's darling! In case you can't read it, it says:

In honor of breast cancer awareness, Mama Duck says:
Attend your mams, Get your exams.
Keep an eye on those jugs, So you'll have many years of hugs.
Take care of your girls, I consider my friends precious pearls.

Thank you so much for sending this to me! Eli keeps trying to run off with the duckie, but I'm not giving it up.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Michael from the Chinese Starfish Foster Home...Needs a Forever Family...

I believe that most of us are familiar with Amanda at 'Chinese Starfish'.
She is looking for a home for one of her children who is having a difficult time being placed they believe because he is a boy. His name is Michael and he was born with a cleft lip and pallat. He sounds like an amazing child. Visit Amanda's site for more information.

Heard You Were Feeling Blue...

Perk Up! LayDFrog. Thought this prince would get you over your blues!

You Make Me Smile Award...

This is what the person that created this award says about it, the thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell,and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with.I wanted to create something special for the top ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell, and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.Although there are MANY people I want to give this award to at this very moment, I am going to choose ten bloggers: Please grab your badge and wear it proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you.

I received this award from Terri at 'Our Whole World in His Hands'. Thank you so much, it means the world to me.

So, now it is my turn to pass it on. Here are the ten bloggers I choose:

Verna the blogfairy for her selfless desire to help others and he incredible patience to be able to work with my crazy pickiness and create amazing things for my blog.
Gwen from 'The Oatsvall Team' for constantly inspiring me to be a better woman and mother.
Mr. Brian at 'All in a Days Work' for always answering the call. He is the first one there when someone needs prayer or support.
Kimber at 'My 3 Peanuts' for her grace and sharing her beautiful family. Seeing Kate Emerson each day keeps my heart smiling and my feet on the path to Sophia Jane.
Rony at 'The Ghelerter Twins' for sharing the glamorous life, but also the times when life has been tough. She's very real and I am glad to know her.
Kate from 'A Special Family' for sharing her story and loving children and caring for their futures above all else. I know that God will lead you in the right direction.
Glinda at 'Give Me Back My Slippers' for paying it forward as she would say. I love her creativity and how her soul shines through her words.
Kim at 'Isabella Bison' for comforting and allowing herself to be comforted.
Dannye from 'LayDFrog' for her constantly happy soul. I always leave her blog with a smile on my face.
Connie at 'Mommy 24 Treasures' for jumping into the baby showers with all of her heart and soul and putting together one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever seen.

It's Monday...

Have a great Monday everyone! Remember to eat at Chili's today if you can, some of the proceeds are being donated to St. Jude's.

Sunday, September 23, 2007