THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Eli Update...

We were able to get into our pediatrician's office this morning. Eli has the croop. Don't know if I'm spelling that right. They said that their office has been flooded with cases of it this week. He had to have a shot to help open up his airway and we need to run vaporizers in his room and try to keep the air in there as cool as possible. We also got some saline so that we can give him breathing treatments if necessary. He seems pretty comfortable and behaving quite normally. We just put him down for a nap. Thank you all for your concern.

I Missed Gwen's Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Gwen. She turned (29) again yesterday! I hope your day was pure magic and I'm sorry that I missed it. Gwen's blog is 'The Oatsvall Team', please send some Birthday greetings her way if you are lame like me and missed it.

8 Month LIDiversary!

Today marks us being 8 months closer to Sophia Jane. We had a great meeting with our pediatrician about SN children as we were able to get Eli in to see our pediatrician today. We feel confident that God will bring our daughter to us and that we have everything in place to provide her with good care and a good home. Wherever you are precious girl, Mommy, Daddy, Zachy, Sissy, Ty Ty and Eli love you!

Also, all of my LID graphics are done by Verna the Blogfairy and are available to everyone. If anyone has their 8 month LID anniversary this fall and would like to use this graphic, please feel free to do so.

Sorry Everyone...Eli is not Well, We're taking him to the med center. Chatroom is closed today.

Sorry everyone, Eli is ill this morning and we are taking him into the Med Center. No chatroom today.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Bought a New Car Today...

Today we bought a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Our financial planner decided that we are spending way too much money on gasoline and needed a new car. Our Bonneville was a gashog, but we loved it. It was almost 5 years old though, with over 150,000 miles on it and on the verge of needing some major repairs, so we decided it is time to make a change. Our car is black with a tan leather interior. Tim looks smashing in it. Meanwhile, I'm still in love with my 5 year old Yukon XL. We're going to keep ahold of it for a long time...I think. It's a gashog BIG TIME, but it can run on ethanol, so I keep telling Tim that it's worth holding onto.

Eli has a High Fever Today...


We picked up Eli early yesterday because he had a fever and it is still with him. It's one of those fevers where you rotate between children's tylenol and advil every two hours to keep it under control. Please keep him in your thoughts. I'm sure that it's just some type of flu bug. I'm hoping it lasts 24 hours and no more. It's Tim's Grandfather's 80th Birthday party of Sunday and I would love for Eli to be able to go.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month...


I have a girlfriend. She is beautiful and talented and she is married to a man who beats her and threatens her children. They have been married for 5 years now. Prior to the marriage, she knew what he was. We all expressed our concern very strongly. I confronted this man repeatedly. She still would never leave. There were bruises on her arms in the shapes of his hands from where he would grab her. The abuse was so extreme that she almost required reconstructive surgery. I have cried, I have pleaded. The police have been called in time and time again. The neighbors have called and they call the police on each other. Still, they are together. The things he says to her make my skin crawl. Truly, and I know that this is a horrible thing to say, but if he were hit by a bus...I would smile. I will never give up. I will never overlook. I will confront every bruise. I will offer a safe home to come to. I will offer to pack her things. I will offer money, to stand in court. Anything....

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...


This disease took someone I love this year.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

We're Getting a New Roof and some Siding...


My camera says that it has no more memory, so you all will have to find some fun in my halloween collection. We are having a new roof put on starting tomorrow. They are going to put the big dumpster in the driveway and tear off the old shingles (all 3 layers of them). Hopefully it all goes well. They are supposed to be done by Thursday.
We also have some siding that needs to be replaced on the side of the house. Has your husband ever melted the siding repeatedly by not monitoring your gas grill? Why yes, twice this past summer Tim melted the house.

The Bates Motel



I have no idea how many sequals there are to this movie, but I'm pretty postitive that I have seen them all. Today's music is from the original Psycho soundtrack.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Perhaps Cael




Congratulations to Salome's Mom and everyone at 'Perhaps Paloma' which has definitely been renamed to welcome new son Cael. Please drop by 'Cael' to leave your good wishes!

Breaking out the Movies...

We store away all of our Halloween movies and only watch them during October. The kids really get excited when the movies come out. They have seen the same ones over and over, but we all gather around the television with our popcorn to watch the debuts. This was the first movie we saw this year.

Quote for the Week...

I thought that this would be a good quote for a rainy day!

Enjoy your Monday Everyone! Hope It's Mellow...




Sunday, September 30, 2007

Decorating the House...


Today has been pretty mellow. Zach had hockey practice and is now at church youth group. Tyler had a friend stay the night last night and he has now returned home. I'm just hanging out here with Eli. We are getting the house decorated for Halloween. Everything should be up tonight!

Sunday Verse...