Saturday, January 05, 2008

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

Good Morning Everyone! We're looking for to a weekend of hockey! Zachary has a game today in Cadillac, MI and then one tomorrow at our home rink. I am also going to be working on taking down the Christmas decorations. What are your plans?

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amy said...

Good morning..Im waiting for the gym to open and checking blogs!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Amy,
How was your week? Going to they gym? That's so cool.

amy said...

It was pretty good..Just finished posting about our First Friday meeting last night and I am going to the gym for the first time in a long time..Got my IPOD and new shoes..im set to go

redmaryjanes said...

Good for you. I have decided that I need to get more serious about losing weight. I lost 15 pounds last year and I'm really good at keeping it off, I just have to get it off. I think if I could lose 20 pounds this year, I'd be right where I want to be and a happier woman. I just don't feel attractive right now.

amy said...

Oh I understand that I have a lot more than 20 pounds to lose! Ha!

amy said...

HOw has your week been?

redmaryjanes said...

My week has been really busy but good. Everyone at work is coming down with bronchitis, so I'm glad I haven't caught it yet. And the kids are all well.
The house has remained pretty clean which is a blessing. So, I guess all in all it was great.

amy said...

one of my goals during our wait is to get more organized

redmaryjanes said...

I think that is a great goal. What exactly to do you mean by organized? I have to clean out our closets and go through the house and get some things cleaned out and sent to Goodwill. I am pretty organized out of necessity. Our house is very full. Every bedroom is filled with a child, one has two. We have VERY LITTLE storage. So I am forced to make sure that what we have in here fits the kids and us and is needed. Anything that isn't used has to hit the road or we turn into a giant CLUTTER and that makes me nuts.

amy said...

If someone wanted to come visit today, I would have to decline because my house is in horrible condition. I clean it regularly but there is so much clutter everywhere!

Dannye said...

morning...quick hello before getting my nails done...

amy said...

Good morning! Sounds like fun!!!

Dannye said...

Kim, no problem to what you requested in your email

Dannye said...

guess what?? I am a Top Momma!! If you get a chance, click on the link on the right hand side of my blog and help keep a Top Momma for a few days!!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Dannye!

I will go over there and click on your picture so you can be top momma!!

Dannye said...

thanks, any clicks help!!

Dannye said...

my goal is to be a Top Momma for at least 3 days!!

redmaryjanes said...

That sounds good Dannye,

That other person has one more month and then I should be able to get everything re-aligned.

redmaryjanes said...

You will last a lot longer than 3 days! Let me go to your blog really quick and see what your picture is.

redmaryjanes said...

Any cool baby names this week Amy?

amy said...

I clicked! I clicked!

Dannye said...

thanks guys!!

and Kim I still feel badly!!

amy said...

We had another princess, and a temperance!

Dannye said...

i am having the hardest time dealing with "the questions" lately...are you guys doing okay with it?

redmaryjanes said...

Dannye,

Do not feel badly. It happens. Our group made it for a year with no changes which I think is great. We have 2 new changes now with the new year. I think that is pretty normal. I want you to have fun with it. I know who your new person will be and I'll get her info to you hopefully next month. I am waiting for confimation as to when I should make the move. Until then you can hang tight or shower me with love. It's up to you.

Dannye said...

i feel like every time i answer someone's question, it's the same answer for the past 17plus months...and they look at me like, still????

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, I would not want to go through life named Princess. Temperance I could deal with if I had some sort of good nickname of which I would have to work to find, but I think is possible.

amy said...

Just yesterday I got the, havent you been waiting 2 years already?

I was like uhm no but had to fill her in that we will be waiting another 2 years!!!

Dannye said...

no prob showering you with love...you deserve the love!!

redmaryjanes said...

We are to the point where people don't even ask anymore. I spoke about it yesterday because my boss asked for our vacation schedule for next year and I told him that I don't know. WE HAVE NO MATERNITY LEAVE FOR ADOPTIONS. Isn't that awful? So I have to save up all my vaca. I know we most likely won't have Sophia next year, but if we find our daughter on a SN list, we might.

Dannye said...

oh my goodness Amy, really??? Princess??? poor child!!

amy said...

I have had 3 patients with that name....

Dannye said...

i get the "why don't you just adopt from other country? it'll be quicker"...umm b/c Chynna is in China!!

Dannye said...

im sorry for this comment, but kinda reminds me of a stripper name???

amy said...

I explain that International Adopting is no longer predictable, not matter what country you use..ALthough Ethiopia is doing well!

redmaryjanes said...

We talked to our social worker and it wouldn't be any faster. Korea is almost at a standstill, Guatemala is closed, Russia and the Ukraine are shakey. She said Cambodia and Haiti are going well, but are completely backing up because people are jumping to those programs.

Dannye said...

really Kim?? cool, didn't know...

amy said...

I hear ya..We get lots of stipper names...Chastity.

We also get a lot of Miracles, Nevaeh (heaven backwards), Serenity, Loves, etc

redmaryjanes said...

Every week I ask Amy about baby names because they get some really wild names for some of the babies at the hospital she works at.

It must be Ethiopia, not Cambodia. Ooops!

amy said...

We went to our support group last night and our SW was there! It was a nice surprise

Dannye said...

one of our friends here since was denied by China is in the matching room for Taiwan...quick since she just sent her dossier maybe 2 months ago...

redmaryjanes said...

We talked to our social worker and it wouldn't be any faster. Korea is almost at a standstill, Guatemala is closed, Russia and the Ukraine are shakey. She said Cambodia and Haiti are going well, but are completely backing up because people are jumping to those programs.

redmaryjanes said...

Really, one of the blogs I follow is Taiwan Treasures and they have been waiting a really long time. They are next in line at their agency but it's been 2 years of waiting.

amy said...

We have had friends waiting for their child in Taiwan for a while now.. Cant wait!

redmaryjanes said...

We just re-did all of our paperwork. We will be taking a close look at the SN babies this year after we make it through the review room. Our agency won't let us see them until then.

amy said...

Michael and I think we will work on a biological baby this year!!! Ya never know!!!

Dannye said...

it's weird...maybe you wait in matching for a while

amy said...

I dont know these. These friends just moved to Az so Im not sure we will here anything. They were a part of our support group.

Dannye, hows FL???? Cant wait to go home again!

Dannye said...

good luck Amy!! we can't get pregnant....

redmaryjanes said...

I don't a lot about their program.
I'm happy for anyone who gets their child. I wish it was faster for us, but it is what it is.
Hey, would either of you girls be willing to a post for the woman on my blog who is making dresses? The baby she is trying to bring home has been labeled with MS and mental retardation in China. I guess she is close to the end of her time and her file could be sent back if they can't get their payments together. The mother Robin does not believe the child is mentally retarded, but just has the MS. They are a really nice Christian family and they need help.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,

Good luck with that! It would be great to follow along with your pregnancy.

Dannye said...

i gotta get going...have a good one!!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Dannye!!

Dannye said...

no prob Kim I'll post about Robin...she is a great person!!

amy said...

thanks..

Anyway, back to you guys..Anything planned for the week?


HUbby and I have the same bday coming up and we are trying to figure out what to do

Dannye said...

oh and Amy, the weather here is finally getting better...it was in the 20s a couple nights ago...brr...

Dannye said...

have a great day guys!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hey,
When is your birthday? I've been doing such a bad job of keeping up with everyone's special days. I am going to do better here now. There have just been so many referrals and fundraisers lately.

amy said...

Robyn sounds like a neat person!

amy said...

Hubby and I have the same bday Jan 15th and we are trying to figure out what to do!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Good Morning Everyone...

redmaryjanes said...

I always like a wonderful dinner out where we can sit all night and eat and talk. I'm kind of boring. We go to the restaurant where we had our wedding reception whenever we have a special occassion.

Were you thinking of a weekend getaway? Maybe a Bed and Breakfast?

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim.

How are you my friend?

amy said...

GOod morning !

amy said...

Something cheaper but I have been looking at bed and breakfasts...Just want to spend the day together

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Great...
How are you doing? SOunds like you are going to have fun today..
I am just checking out some blogs and paid for my SB and SP gifts with Paypal.. Hope they get here in time to ship out for this month...
And then I have to go to work in a little while..
Usually I work early but they are having me work 9-6 YUCK.. and it is sooo slow

amy said...

Im getting ready to head to the gym and then to get things for dinner so I can use my new pots and pans

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hello Amy.. sounds like you are going to have a WONDERFUL Day..
I love going to the gym...but we never have time..

amy said...

I need to start loving the gym.....

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, I bet the holiday rush is over with. Hopefully you will have a steady stream of customers though.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
Is there special place to go? Maybe a concert coming to town or small town that is great for shopping? How about a dinner theater or a dinner train?

amy said...

what do you do for a living?

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Is it COLD there????
We are pretty nice today..
John just left to go put up to A/C units..

amy said...

Michael loves brazilian steak houses so Im sure we will do one of those....

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I am a Operation Manager at Home Depot..
I just moved to this new store because the store I was at was a Contractor store and they decided to close it.. I was the Human Resource over at that store..
I moved to this one to slide into a HRM spot but that guy hasn't got his own store so I am doing Operations right now.. Not liking it to well.. it is a lot of babysitting..
But yesterday I put my name in for a HRM spot at the Coorperate office so we will see in the next month if anything comes out of it...
Hope soo

redmaryjanes said...

It is cold here still, but we're supposed to warm up to the 40's today. The kids are disappointed with the warm-up though. We live on a lake and it is very frozen over. During the week it's nice and cold,but it's been warming up on the weekends and makes things slushy so they can't skate.

I love Home Depot.

amy said...

I love home depot as well!!!

amy said...

ok friends, to the gym I go! Have a great day!!!!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Have fun at the gym...
Kim- We keep our SB until they get their referral correct...
Just kind of wanted to know.. I have been getting "Special things" here and there for the last one I send..
Wanted it to be special

amy said...

IF I had to pick a place to go for our bday

check this out

http://www.whitegate.net/

Im dreaming but it looks sooooo nice...one day...haha

amy said...

see you guys in blogging land this week..let me know what you think of that b and b!

redmaryjanes said...

I'll check it out.
I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU FOR GOING TO THE GYM!

redmaryjanes said...

Did I miss something? Did your SB get her referral?

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Well I should get going..Have to finish getting ready and stop by Starbucks before work..
Have to have my Chai Tea....
Love it...
My husband says I am going to die in China... No Dt. Mt.Dew and no Chai Tea from Starbucks..
Have a Great Day..
Hugs to you my friend..

redmaryjanes said...

Kim,

You keep your SB until they get their baby. We do have one baby being brought home this month,but it's not your person.
Am I in the dark?

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

No she didn't... I just have started getting things... like with her name on it..
I want my last box to be a GREAT one..
You are funny..
I wish they got their referral..

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Did you send out a list of everyone that was on the SB list???
I would love to follow along on their blogs.. if they have one..
My Secret Pal keeps signing her name to everything.. but I haven't even looked her up.. it is through the Yahoo group... I don't like to know.. Like surprises...
Sorry to confuse you..

redmaryjanes said...

She signs her name? I don't sign my name on anything. But my first box had our address on it, I couldn't get FedEx to mail it with the same name and address as the sent to. So I blew it the first month. Now I just use the US postal service and they don't care.

redmaryjanes said...

I do have a list of all of the Secret Buddy's. There are only 9, so I haven't released the list because I didn't want people to figure out who they were.

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you for doing that post for Robin. She is so happy that the orders are coming in and it looks good for them that they will be able to bring this baby home.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I can understand with 9 people.. that would ruin the fun..
Now it is not my Secret Buddy who signs her name it is my Secret Pal.. there are so many different ones didn't want to confuse who is who..
I put my mothers address .. then they will not know..
Oh you are welcome on Robin's site..
I hope she still keeps it up after Hope gets home.. she said she is going to try..
I would like to buy some more stuff....
Have a Great Day...
Glad I got to chat for a few..

Verna said...

Good morning, We're rearranging our family room today but wanted to say Hi!

redmaryjanes said...

Are you heading out for work?

Linda said...

Hi RMJ, have lurked on your chat's but decided to stop and say Hi. Thanks for the aweet note you left on donna"s blog for me. I'm happy to be your adopted blogmon....Linda

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Verna!
How are you? I just love your friend Robin. You did such a great job on her site.

redmaryjanes said...

Linda,

Good Morning!

I am so glad every time I get a comment from you. Thank you so much for your always coming by. I love your new icon.

Kim & Jeff said...

Good moring everyone! Just wanted to stop in and say hi... Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Linda said...

That was Donna's idea...At least I can post on blogs that don"t take anonymous. I so love to read the blogs.. Everyone is so great. no joy in blogville yesterday with the low referrals. Donna tries to be postive, but it gets to her sometimes..Linda

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim, how are you guys?

redmaryjanes said...

The CCAA said that they would start doing 2 week batches after the new year, so I still have a little hope left in me.
I do feel for Donna. They have waited for such a long time. She made my very first customer blog header. She is really talented with web design.
I like that you have your own icon, I think it's really cute and it's easy to see when it's you posting.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Bye... I am heading to work..
Have a Great Day..

Kim & Jeff said...

We are doing good. How about you all...

We have a pretty busy day today... I need to get somethings done around the house (clean, wash clothes etc all the fun stuff) while Jeff is at pratice and then we are heading over to Madison for the Badger hockey game.

Linda said...

Thanks... I love coming to your blog as it is always changing..I also love seeing how kind and caring you are. It amazes me how people get to know each other so well, although far apart. It takes people like you and the other ladies I see who post to keep this a wonderful place and to help each other. I Thank all of you for being there for each other..Linda

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Kim!

redmaryjanes said...

What does Jeff practice for? Is he a pro athlete?

redmaryjanes said...

You do really grow to care for the people out here. You see their children and what is happening in their lives on almost a daily basis.
I have been really inspired by so many of the women. It is amazing what can be accomplished when we band together for a good cause.

Verna said...

Robin IS a sweety. I had fun with her site and knowing how to make direct links was such a help. Becky B shared that and I truly made use of it. Robin has bought some black fabric with chinese symbols. I think she may be going to put it with some pinks for the quilt. OOOO, doesn't that sound cute??!!

redmaryjanes said...

I didn't know she was making you a quilt. That does sound lovely. I just have been so touched by her e-mails. She is such a good person. I hope that she can raise the needed funds. I just e-mailed Kim at 3 Peanuts and she said she would do a post for her. Her blog gets 300-400 hits a day.

Kim & Jeff said...

no not a pro athlete I could only wish :)

This time of year he is the girls varsity asst. coach for Pius High School.

During the summer different story he still plays baseball in the Land O Lakes divisison here in WI... (So I guess in his own little way a pro)

redmaryjanes said...

That's cool. We are going to a hockey game today too. Our son is playing later this afternoon.

Kim & Jeff said...

Linda,

You are so right about blogville... I've only been around since October and I can't believe the amazing women that I have met.

I just went over to your daughters site.

Kim & Jeff said...

I saw that! Have fun!

redmaryjanes said...

The game is almost 2 hours away, so it should be interesting. We will bringing 5 kids with us as Kate has her 'boyfriend' over today. It's always crazy over here.

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
That direct link is really cool. I haven't seen that before except on the big sites.
You are the reigning queen of blogdesign!

Kim & Jeff said...

It will be crazy but fun :) Hope all the kids have DS games to play in the car :)

redmaryjanes said...

We have our new minivan. So they can watch a movie. Tyler has a PSP, but I don't know if he will take it. My older kids kind of outgrew their gameboys and DS's. They only take their ipods and cell phones around. They text their friends like mad.

Linda said...

thanks Kim, I love having a peek into how the babies are doing when they are home, and how they blossom . Donna has met many friends and traveled to different places to meet with them. We can't wait till Lauren is here and she can meet her China sisters...Linda

Verna said...

No, Robin is not making the quilt for me. It's for the raffle. You all did see that she is raffling quilts, didn't you? $1 per chance and second prize is $30 toward her sewing. I sure hope I win!

Good morning Kim and all!

Linda said...

You guys all are so busy. I'm single so unless my grandkids have a game, soccer or my 5 yr old grandson has just started basketball, Sat is all mine to do with whatever. today it's the library and a few stores to ck out bargins

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I did she that she was raffling a quilt. That sounds beautiful. I ordered two dresses but haven't put in my dollar for the raffle. I'd better get on it.
You really are great Verna. In case no one told you today.

Kim & Jeff said...

I just went over to her site... I love the dresses and the little panda purse might just have to order one :)

redmaryjanes said...

Linda,
It is crazy busy, but I guess I'm just so used to it. We've had a really nice holiday season with no sports, but now everything is kicking up again. Tyler starts his tennis again next week.
The only thing that has been good about waiting is that I've had time to learn so much off of the other blogs. I've seen families dealing with attachment issues and the joys and struggles on IA. I've really got a much better view of what is going to happen.

redmaryjanes said...

She really is a great woman, so please order and help her if you can. She adopting a little girl who has been diagnosed with MS and mental retardation. They don't think that she really is mentally retarded though, China tends to always link those two together.
I don't know what the situation is, but evidently there is a time issue and she needs the funds quickly.

VERNA, do you know anything more?

Verna said...

Robin emailed me to let me know that she is about 1/4 of the way to her goal, thanks to all of you.

Carrie and Jon are home today. Having a small immediate family gathering.

I'm irritated that at 21 and 17 the two big girls are still acting like stupid immature girls but I guess that goes with the territory.

redmaryjanes said...

So, the 17 year old brings out the teenager in the 21 year old? You are kind of like us that you have have a wide age span of children. Ours aren't quite that old yet, but it's fun to watch the dynamics.

Linda said...

Bye for now. Hope everyone has a Great Week

Verna said...

Yep, and they act just like they did when Carrie lived at home. Guess I should reflect on my behavior at 21. Probably not much different.

Verna said...

By Linda. Have fun shopping!

~Amy~ said...

GOOD MORNING LADIES! :)

Kim & Jeff said...

Not that it will help at all on my site, how do I get the link or picture for Robin on my site... I just tried to copy it from your site Verna but not working

Verna said...

RMJ, I was thinking I might clean out my extra fabric and send to Robin. It's just taking up space here. I've got some really cute stuff but will not be getting to it and it is mostly "girly" so not really something I would use for Noah.

Verna said...

Kim, I will email you the HTML code to put in to an HTML sidebar element.

Kim & Jeff said...

Thanks got the picture working just couldn't get the link to go directly to her...

Kim & Jeff said...

So how do you set up direct links again? I'm sure that you have said but I don't remember.

Also where do you all get such neat clip art/pictures to use on your blogs... Getting very tired of Pyzam and glitter graphics...

Verna said...

Kim, sent it to you and Amy S.

Amy, it's a direct link for Robin at Red Thread Stitches.

Has anyone been over to encourage Cathy Ziller. Last she told me, she was trying to get everything together to adopt Pu from Wuhan.

http://twogirlsonemoon.blogspot.com/

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great week Linda!!

redmaryjanes said...

Kim,
I think that anyone who can do a post will be a big help. You have a beautiful blog.

Verna,
I think she would really appreciate the fabric. She is really getting a lot of orders.
That is really great!

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I did go over to see that friend of yours if she's the one you e-mailed me about it.
What's going on?

Verna said...

Kim,
I learned that little trick from Scribbit which Becky Bilbly shared with me.

http://scribbit.blogspot.com/2007/12/five-things-every-blogger-should-know.html

redmaryjanes said...

AND Good morning Amy! How are you and the fiance?

Verna said...

Looks like Cathy took her post about prayer off her site. Hmmm . . .

Verna said...

Don't know what's going on just that she requested prayer.

LaLa said...

good morning everyone....heading to Lowe's fun fun and then finish taking down the decorations. It always makes me sad and this year I have a 3 year old following me around with a sad face saying "Ho Ho bye bye??" : (

Verna said...

Hey, we have a birthday girl today--
Go to
http://scrappermg.blogspot.com/

and wish Michelle G a happy happy birthday!!

She's a twin so you'll have to go to her sister's page and wish her happy birthday too.

It's a two-fer!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Laura,

Ho Ho Bye Bye? That's so cute. We're taking our stuff down today too. Have fun at Lowe's!

Verna said...

Ho Ho bye bye. That made me laugh out loud!!

redmaryjanes said...

Man, I have a lot of posts to do today! I'll get over there and wish her a happy birthday.

Laura Nipper said...

Good Morning Ladies. I am off to the Gym and also putting away the Christmas dec. It is raining here and should rain for the next couple of days.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Laura! It's supposed to warm a little bit today, but it will still be in the 40's.

Laura Nipper said...

yicks that is cold.

redmaryjanes said...

It's been form 9 to twelve degrees each morning when I woke up last week. We were just frozen here.

~Amy~ said...

Tyler and I are doing great! :) We had a great holiday...how are you doing Kim?!

~Amy~ said...

I heard on the news yesterday that there was a fire in your area?!

redmaryjanes said...

We had a wonderful time over the holidays. Things are getting back to normal now. I'm taking down our decorations tonight. We have a hockey game today that is 2 hours from home, so we're going to be on the road a lot.
Kate has her 'boyfriend' over today and he seems to be a nice boy, so we're checking him out and getting to know him. We don't allow dating until 16, so 'special friends' have to come over to the house.
That's about it.

Carol said...

Hi there folks! Did I make it in time?? I always forget..........

We are going to go shopping today I guess.....

redmaryjanes said...

THERE WAS A FIRE ON OUR STREET. We didn't even hear the sirens or anything. One of my girlfriends sent me an e-mail asking if we were ok and I saw the house on the news internet site. We don't know the family, it is down a ways from us, but very sad. The house is totally destroyed.

~Amy~ said...

What a busy bee you are! :)

~Amy~ said...

Yeah i saw it yesterday morning on News8 and my heart dropped when I heard it was on your street....I said a prayer just praying it wasn't you!

Laura Nipper said...

Well that is very cold. Hi Amy welcome back.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, Channel 8...what area are you from?

~Amy~ said...

Hi Laura! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Carol,
How are you? I am so glad to have found your blog.
Do you know Robin who is raising money to bring her daughter home? I thought I read a comment where you said you knew of the baby?

~Amy~ said...

are you from MI Carol?

Laura Nipper said...

Fires are a scray thing. We almost lost our house 2 yrs ago when our neighbor put hot ash in the trash can and the gas line blew. It was awful!

Carol said...

Oh..no....Northeast..MD here...but we had a similiar fire in our area, I was wondering..........

Yes that baby is with our agency I believe redmaryjanes.......

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you Amy for thinking about us. Fires are so scarey and the houses out here are really close together. I'm glad that it didn't spread to another home. I'm surprised it was on the news where you live.

~Amy~ said...

well I was home...so I was only about 20-30 mins. from where you live!

Carol said...

Yes our homes are very close together too.......very scary......

We do have a no burn rule here thank goodness...we have an HOA.....they are ok for the most part.......don't do enough about security however..........

Robin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
redmaryjanes said...

I read your post about being bummed about the 5 referral days. I am hoping that the CCAA will stick to what they said and the next batch will be 2 weeks.

Laura Nipper said...

Well Ladies I am off to the gym to take a class. Have a wonderful weekend.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Robin!
We all have been talking about you!

Carol said...

oh that is great...we are from Southern MD, almost to the VA line....

here is a neat site if anyone is interested...she is located down from the Victory....

www.ladybugcorner.com.cn

redmaryjanes said...

Good for you Laura, enjoy your time at they gym.

Verna said...

Oh my Word!! I was doing some work on Robin's blog and accidentally posted a comment as her. Rolling my eyes over here.

~Amy~ said...

Ok ladies...I'm gonna go do something with my hair...haha and start my day! :) Have a FABULOUS weekend everyone and please, keep checking my blog...I'll be starting to post wedding things and I'll need some opinions!!! XOXO

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
I will definitely be checking! I love weddings. Have a great weekend. Big Hug.

Verna said...

Carol, We are the ones traveling with the Maryland couple. They near DC. The wifes name is Heather.

Sorry about the Robin Mishap!

~Amy~ said...

You too Kim! :) BYE

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,
I don't know how you keep all the blogs straight, you do so many. They are really looking beautiful.

How is our Mr. Brian? I am worried about him.

Carol said...

We are about an 1 1/2 from DC.....although our area is growing fast....we will be as big as DC very soon....sad.....I liked being in the country..............

redmaryjanes said...

Our homes are very close together. We are allowed to have campfires and such and people do burn their leaves int he fall. I have lived here for 17 years and there has never been a fire. I'm glad that no one else was affected, and I feel just awful for the family who lost their home. I haven't heard what the cause of the fire was.

Verna said...

Mr Brian has not told me how he is doing mental health wise. I'm hoping better. He was very happy to get a new daily blog look. I wish I could distract him from his bummer attitude. It's helpful to take the focus off self but can't seem to get that across. Makes me concerned too.

Carol said...

I don't know if any of you saw it on TV last year, but in our area we had a group of teens burning down people's homes last year. Race Wars..........do you believe that? 2008!! I wonder what some parents are teaching their children! Thankfully no one was hurt in the fires. These were brand new homes that weren't even finished!! Sad, Sad!!! Only about 45 mins from where we lived....

Verna said...

Carol, that IS really sad!

RMJ,
we had a big fire at a local wildlife preserve a few years back. Careless burning. It is really scary.

redmaryjanes said...

Too cute! I just went over to see the Happy Dutchman and the site looks fabulous and he seems more cheerlful.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow Carol,
Arson is just unbelievable to me. At least no one was physically hurt. How awful.

redmaryjanes said...

So Verna,

Are you all ready for Noah? He is just so cute. I read on your blog that is everything is set.

Carol said...

Yes I was checking your blog too! He is a cutie pie!

I'm wondering for a friend that just went LID for an sn....she has the referral.....how long do you guys think she will wait to hear from CCAA? Any guess???

Nancy said...

Good morning all.
I thought maybe I missed you today.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Nancy!

Nancy said...

Hi Kimberley.
I am going back and reading what went on today. I'm a bit slow.

Carol said...

Hi Nancy, I always forget to check in so this is my first time joining in...............

Nancy said...

Hello Carol.
Welcome.

redmaryjanes said...

There was a lot of talking going on this morning.

Nancy said...

I see that. I keep reading, and then refresh when I get to a new person so I remember where I left off.

redmaryjanes said...

How is the new house? Are the boys ready to start their new schools?

Nancy said...

The boys started on Thursday this week. They all seemed to do well. This was the first time in all our moves that they had to move mid-year. We have usually tried to do it at the end of a year.

Nancy said...

The house is slowly coming together. I took some pictures yesterday since people keep asking. I plan on posting them soon.

Nancy said...

Hubby went into work today for a couple hours and took the two younger ones with him.
I needed the quiet.

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