Saturday, December 15, 2007

Have A Wonderful Saturday Everyone!

I heard this song on Becky's blog and I think it is worth sharing. Grab a kleenex, it's not easy to hear for those of us who are waiting, but it is beautiful.

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group! Today I'll be wrapping the presents that have been piling up in my bedroom and hopefully we can get them shipped out today. I'd also like to get the last of our Christmas shopping done. What are your weekend plans?
The Chat Group is now closed, thank you everyone for a wonderful morning!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Inspiration...Chinese Starfish

This is the woman who inspires me to be something more and to do more than I ever thought I could. I know that she inspires many of you too. I'm talking about Amanda at 'Chinese Starfish'. I am completely in awe of her. If you are not familiar with her work, I strongly encourage you to visit her blog. She runs a foster care home in China where she cares for Chinese SN babies. She loves and nurtures the tiniest souls, searches for ways to pay for their much needed surgeries and is the one who holds their tiny hands as they go through them. She fills them with love and when they are strong enough, she sends them off to their forever families, but carries them still in her heart.

She is asking for people to help her children. She is asking for sponsors. Please search within yourselves and do what you can. Please help, one of these children could be yours.

Starfish Holiday Sponsorship!!
Holiday Sponsorship
Give a Starfish child the gift of love this holiday season!
Greetings from Starfish Foster Home!Help your loved ones celebrate the Holidays by sponsoring a Starfish child for 2008. This fantastic opportunity enables you to learn more about the children living at Starfish, while providing for their daily care and basic medical needs. All donations are tax deductible.We have designed several unique sponsorship packages ranging in price to ensure that everyone can give the gift of love and laughter this year.
Package #1 ($50)· Child biography and 4X6 photograph· 6-month and end-of-year child update
Package #2 ($100)· Child biography and 4X6 photograph· Set of 1 dozen holiday cards· Quarterly child updates
Package #3 ($250)· Child biography and 4X6 photograph· Set of 2 dozen holiday cards· Monthly child updates· Picture CD delivered for Mother's Day
Package #4 ($500)· Child biography and 4X6 photograph· Set of 2 dozen holiday cards· Monthly child updates· Picture CD delivered for Mother's Day · End-of-year video clip of child· End-of-year 5X7 photograph
If you are interested in sponsoring a Starfish child, please email to receive information on the wonderful children in need of your help and a sponsorship form with complete instructions.
Happy Holidays and as always, life, love and laughter,


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Kris!

Happy Birthday to my friend Kris at 'Mad Race For Macey'. I believe she is turning the 'little' 40! You go girl!

We're in the middle of a huge winter storm here in Michigan. I know that a lot of you are going through it too. It's really starting to snow outside. We've been under a storm advisory all day.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Secret Buddy Wish List...

Wish You Could Give Your Secret Buddy A Hint As To What You Might Like?
Wish The Person You Were Buying For Would Give You A List of Gift Ideas?

Well, for everyone who is participating in my Secret Buddy group, now is your chance to tell your Secret Buddy what you would like to receive next year. Please feel free to put together a letter for your person filled with wonderful gift ideas that will help them to continue to send meaningful and surprising gifts to you. Are you starting a book collection or do you have a theme that you are decorating their bedroom in? You may also want to send along some wonderful warm wishes and thank you's for the wonderful gifts you have been receiving. I have seen them on your blogs! Please remember our rules that gifts should be $20.00 or below. Send your letters to me in e-mail and I will forward them on.

If you do not have a Secret Buddy and would like one, feel free to e-mail me at and I will see if I can match you with someone else who is waiting for their child.

Christmas Card Exchange Update!

If you signed up to participate in the Christmas Card Exchange, you should have a complete list of names and addresses waiting for you in your home e-mail. If you do not, then please let me know. Also, if changes need to be made to your listed info, send me an e-mail at

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy Your Monday...

Today I am mailing out some baby blankets to Dannye at 'LayDFrog'. She is gathering blankets to send to an orphanage in China for their children this winter. I will be getting the final Christmas Card Exchange List out to everyone tonight hopefully. So, with that on top of work and kids, it's going to be a busy day. Have a good one!

Sunday, December 09, 2007