THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, November 16, 2007

This Blog is Going on Vacation to Kansas...

There's no place like home and Kansas is my home. We're heading out on the road tonight driving to KC to visit family. Keep me in your thoughts tonight as I'm on the road for 12 hours with 4 kids. Check in on us...you know I'll be blogging a lot of pics!
What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hey, Check Me Out...I'm A Top Momma!!

Ok girlfriends, I have signed up for Top Momma. I saw Noemi do it and it seemed pretty fun. This is my picture on their site. I guess the name of the game is to get as many people to click on your picture and visit your blog as you can. So....go to this link and click away, the more visitors I get, the longer I get to stay a Top Momma !




Thank You!

Out Into The Woods...


I have been up since 5am making breakfast for this year's hunters. Yes, today is the first day of firearm deer season here in Michigan. Here are our hunters, Zach, my BIL Scott, my FIL Gary, Kate, Tim and Tyler in the front. They are heading out to the farm that has been in the family for over a hundred years. My BIL drives up from Florida every year to go. The kids have all been through hunters safety and this is Tyler's first year out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sophia's Christmas Ornament...


Each year I buy each of the children a christmas ornament. It is usually one that comemorates a sport that they are playing or a something that they are interested in that year. When they are grown and go out on their own, I will send their ornaments with them so that their tree will hold some of their childhood memories.

Last year I purchased an ornament for Sophia from Jiinkin Kids. It is really beautiful. I went back yesterday to choose one for her for this year. I saw this ornament on the site and my eyes welled up. Sometimes small things just hit me hard with this adoption. It was the word Believe that reached into my heart. I so need to continue to believe that Sophia is coming home, that everything is progressing as it should and that maybe next Christmas she will be home or very close to coming home.
So, this is the ornament that I chose for Sophia for this year. Maybe it's for me too.
I would like to say a special thank you to Stephanie the owner of Jiinkin Kids.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thank You Noemi...



Thank you Noemi for this beautiful quilt square. I just could not believe it when I opened your envelope and found the Jiinkin Kids redmaryjanes pattern. I have seen it on Stephanie's site and loved it. This really means a lot to me. I just cannot believe that you took the time to stitch this for Sophia. It will be a highlight on her quilt. Thank you truly.

Happy Birthday Kimber!

Happy Birthday to my friend Kimber. She is an amazing woman and mother. Her blog is '3 Peanuts', I know that she would love to hear your birthday wishes, so please drop her a line!

Quote for the Week...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Wish For You To Always Have a True Friend Standing Beside You...

If you have received a quilt square from me, then you know that this is my wish that I send out with with each one.
I just came home from a weekend with my dearest girlfriend Julie. I love her deeply. She has been my friend, advisor, confidant and walked this life with me for the last 13 years. There are no favors between us, we freely give what the other needs, there is no need to ask or to pay back. She has held my children when they were still brand new and I have held hers. I have wiped her tears and she has wiped mine. My family is hers and her family is mine. I was on the phone with her when she was in the hospital in North Carolina, I heard the overhead voices call out in the background and I knew her mother was gone. I flew there and stood beside her when they lowered her into the ground. Divorce, difficulties with pregnancy, joy, true love...we have been together through it all. We tell each other we love each other freely. I am her daughter's Godmother and she will be Sophia's Godmother.
I hope that each of you has a true friend...

Sunday Verse...