THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group...



Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group! There is a lot going on in our group right now!




First of all, Margaret is in China right now to bring home baby Graeme. Follow their trip on their blog 'Journey to Baby Miracle'


Secondly, there is the 100 Wishes Quilt Shower for Kelly from 'Living My Dream/Katie's Antics'. The graphic is on my sidebar. If you'd like to send a square, let me know and I will get her address to you. If you'd like to support the shower and display the graphic, let me know and I will get it to you.

Thirdly, there is a shower on Jun 21st for April and little Eliana. The graphic is also on my sidebar. If you'd like to support the shower, let me know and I will get the graphic to you.

Fourthly, there is a fundraiser at the blog of a new woman I have met who is absolutely phenomenal. Her name is Carla and she is trying to adopt a beautiful little girl from Vietnam. This will by their 7th IA adoption. This little girl is SN and they need help raising the money to bring her home and are selling tickets to win a fabulous camera. Her blog is 'Can't See Straight with 8'. Her graphic is on my sidebar, please post this fundraiser and support this amazing family.

Lastly, there is a baby shower for Crystal and little Savannah Hope from Malawi next Saturday. It is not on my blog, it is on 'Nipper Family of 4'. There is a graphic on my sidebar and if you would like to promote the shower, let me know and I will get it to you.

THE CHAT ROOM IS NOW CLOSED...HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

176 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Good Morning girly..
I have been waiting for you ...
Just so I could chat for a few...
I am sooo excited to follow their journey..
What are your plans for this weekend?

redmaryjanes said...

Hey there, I'm sorry. I had so much to post this morning@
How are you?

redmaryjanes said...

Tim's Grandparent's both are in the hospital, so we'll be visiting them. His father is in town because of them being in the hospital, so we may see him today I'm not sure.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sorry to hear about Tim's Grandparents... hope they get better...
Well I can't chat .. have to go to work..
Have a Great Weekend..
I will email you later..
Have to ask you something.
HUGS.

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, have a great day Kim!
Send me an e-mail.

amy said...

Good morning friends!

amy said...

Hope you are all doing well!

amy said...

So, last night we had our First Friday meeting and you will not believe what our group is doing!!

really, RMJ you will not believe!

redmaryjanes said...

What are you doing Amy?

amy said...

The first Friday group is heading to CHina to do some help and one of the projects is to visit a lady named Amanda and do some construction with the Starfish Orphanage..I sooooo knew who she was talking about..Talk about the red thread

amy said...

I had some friends come and up and say wasnt that what RMJ was working with?

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, how wonderful! I am so jealous. I would love to meet Amanda.

amy said...

I just thought it was cool since it was you that introduced me to her work! 30 people are going over there at the end of OCtober..

So, how are you?

Truly Blessed said...

Good morning Kimberley and Kim,

Kimberley, how are Tim's grandparents? Everything okay?

The Johnson Family said...

Good morning!!! How is everybody? Up early this morning after a bignight at amy's dance recital

The Johnson Family said...

I am going to try and catch up!!

amy said...

Hope the dance recital was fun!!!

Truly Blessed said...

Good morning, Amy.

How cool is it that people you know are going over to help Amanda at Starfish -- will you be able to go?

redmaryjanes said...

Are you going Amy?
I know that there was drywall damage to one of the bedrooms, she did some painting but they must need some more work done.

Truly Blessed said...

Good morning Crystal, love your new photo ID -- you have such a beautiful family!

The Johnson Family said...

Kimberly I hope tim's g.parents are okay are they at the same hospital?

Amy your trip to china is awesome!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kelly.

Tim's Grandmother was sent to the hospital because she has been lightheaded and having dizzy spells for the past two weeks. We don't know the cause yet.

His Grandfather is at the same hosopital recovering from pneumonia.

amy said...

I dont think so but it would be awesome. Im going to start saving as much vacation as i can because......


yesterday we mailed our MCC to our social worker to sign1!!

redmaryjanes said...

Crystal,

How are you my dear friend? It is so great to hear from you. You have been on my mind.

redmaryjanes said...

What is the MCC? I'm excited, but what is it : )

amy said...

the medical checklist thing

Kimber said...

Hi guys,

I can never do this becaue I usually have all the kiddos but Dave took 2 to a Judo tournament this morning. Amy---that sounds like an awesome project!!

Kim--I am sorry about TIm's parents I will pray for them

Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim and Welcome!

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
That is wonderful. I am so happy for you both!

amy said...

Its soooo nice to chat with you guys this morning. Ive been so down lately and you guys always make me smile

The Johnson Family said...

Thanks truly blessed I think they are prety special!!

Kimberly, I am doing great but SO BUSY!! and we've had so much internet trouble that it has been so hard to stay connected but I have thought of all of you so often! I hope it stay son this morning!!1

Amy the recitalwas SO FUN but it is lots of work tonight Bella dances!! last night after the finale The teachers daughter was propsed to on stage with 1000 people and red rosepetals fell out of the ceiling!! I danced with her daughter and for Miss Cathy 15years so it was so exciting!!! I cried!!

redmaryjanes said...

Kim,

Kate Emerson is getting so big. She looks like such a little girl instead of toddler in those shots that you posted where she is playing in the rocks.

Truly Blessed said...

Great news, Amy. I'd love to go on a China mission trip...especially one that involves babies!!

Hi Kim(ber) -- you know, we're going to have to start assigning numbers to all of the Kims here!

redmaryjanes said...

Girls,

I have links for days. Does everyone have all of the links they want for their blogs.

Also, if you want to send a quilt square for Kelly, chime in so I can her address to you.

Kimber said...

OOps---I see it is Tim's parents...

Kimberley--Did you do a MCC? I was reading on someone else's blog about it too. I thought the SN program worked differently where an agency sent you their SN cases and you specifically requested a child. but it sound like some agencies match you after you fill out a checklist. Is that right?

Truly Blessed said...

Oh my, a very public and romantic proposal indeed! I sure hope the gal said "yes" to the guy, wouldn't it be horrible to do something so very public and then be turned down?

The Johnson Family said...

Amy that is so exciting about your MCC !!!!

and I am so excited they are in china to get graeme

redmaryjanes said...

Please go and look at the blog Can't See Straight with 8. Carla is absolutely amazing. I have only been in contact with her this week, but I am so inspired. She is adopting her 7th child through IA. This little girl is SN. She is raffling off a camera. I really need to get some exposure for her, so if you'd post the link I'd love it.

amy said...

Its very exciting..Gets me motivated to get our house ready!

The Johnson Family said...

yes she said yes!!! That would be terrible if she said no!! There was a dad daughter dnce last night to american girl!!had daddies from the 6-7yrear olds all the way up to the senoirs so sweet I cried all the way through that one!!

redmaryjanes said...

Kim,

I have heard of the checklist, but I haven't filled one out. My SW says we are listed as a family who is looking for an SN child but I asked if we needed to fill something out and she said that we are on the list and fine.

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

Thanks again for doing a "quilt square shower" for me, I really hope I get enough squares to make quilts for both of my girls (lap quilts). But we'll work with whatever we get. I've seen Steffie's graphic on several blogs and that gives me such a kick, it's unbelievable!

You ladies are AWESOME!

The Johnson Family said...

Send me the link and I will try to post it on my side bar!

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley, YOU'RE ON THE LIST!!!!! That's fantastic!

amy said...

I know in the past few months the SN program has really changed in how they match. I have to get some more research but we checked off a lot of the SN!

As much I expected and wanted a referral for a 6-12 month old, I am okay with an older child after spending time with some amazing children

Truly Blessed said...

Is it just my computer or is everyone else's running
v-e-r-y slow, too?

redmaryjanes said...

Well, Steffie had never made anything for someone before, but I knew she could do it because her blog really is just a masterpiece now and she does it all herself.

She created that in maybe half an hour which I think is great considering she did the sidelink and the blog graphic and it's just beautiful.

My charity efforts are kind of overwhelming Verna sometimes, so I'm going to try to have some different people make things.

redmaryjanes said...

Crystal,
Which links do you want?

ALSO, I want to link you as an Africa Adoption blog on my new IA blog No Place Like Home.

Is that ok?

Kimber said...

Truly Blessed,

Send me (e-mail khswales@comcast.net) and I'll send you one...Someone ---- ahem Kimberley---still owes mad and Kate Emerson one:)

Kim

The Johnson Family said...

rmj the one can't see straight with 8!!

The Johnson Family said...

I have to make some breakfast I will try to get backon in a bit

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word Kim,

That is so true. I have owed you one for about 10 months now. I am going to sit this weekend and get some done, there is no excuse I have the fabric, it's already cut.

amy said...

not sure if any of you have followed babyhoffman.com but Tymm and laura are heading to Ethiopia in one week to get baby Meron.

Truly Blessed said...

Thanks Kimber. I followed your journey to Kate Emerson, it was shortly after we returned home with our Katie. If I remember correctly, your husband and oldest son traveled to bring her home, right? Since I've read literally hundreds of blogs, I might have that confused (and I always try to read the "Katie/Kate" blogs!). I'll send you my address. Thanks!

amy said...

Ive got to start making some squares so I can participate..I am sooo not creative at all!

redmaryjanes said...

Kell,

We are on the list, but there are well over 100 families ahead of us, so I don't know how it's going to go.

But I do find it interesting that now my agency BCS has announced that they are revamping their SN Matching and coming up with a new system.

Hopefully it's viewing the shared list which I was all over them about. They told me they didn't think it was Hague compliant.

redmaryjanes said...

April has mentioned to me that is would be great to coordinate a mission trip to Starfish. I think it would be fun for a bunch of us to be able to get together and go, but I don't have the time right now to coordinate anything like that.

amy said...

So, last nights First Friday was awesome and some of us talked about the chat and we celebrated new families..We have one family leaving for Ethiopia and oen family domestically adopting from Colorado!

redmaryjanes said...

That is wonderful. I wish we had a group like here. Kelly and I are trying to start something similar at our church.

People in Atlanta were talking about the Sat Chat??

redmaryjanes said...

My typing is bad today.

amy said...

Oh yeah. Karen (special K) and some possible new people

redmaryjanes said...

That is amazing to me.

I'm so sorry about your dog Amy. I know how hard it is to lose a pet that is a part of the family.

Dannye said...

morning, just a quick hello before I get my nails done, I'm basically running late, no big surprise there...with thanks to verna my signature is now on my blog....I love it!!

Mr.Brian said...

Good morning to all my beautiful blogging friends out there.I hope you all have a great weekend.
Just my normal stop bye say hi and off to have brakfast.
Thanks for letting me into the blog world,I've found some great people out there.
My coffee is calling me!!!!!!!
Mr.Brian

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Dannye.
Do you have your new siggy on? Verna showed me yours and it is darling!

redmaryjanes said...

Our mornings are not complete without you dropping by to say hello Mr. Brian : )
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dannye said...

RMJ please send me the graphics for the baby showers you mentioned and I'd be happy to post them

amy said...

All of you rock!

HI Dannye, hope to see you again in August!

Dannye said...

morning Mr. Brian, and hello Amy

Kimber said...

RMJ--I love your new signature...I might nee to pop over and see what VErna can do.


Miss KAte Emerson wants breakfast (the nerve of her:) I'll pop bak in and out.

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you so much Dannye, I'll get them over to you this morning. LOVE the siggy, it's so cute.

Dannye said...

Amy that would be great!!! My mom and I are going to meet some friends we met last year Dawn, Jacob, Lily and Rosie from Miami, Dawn quit blogging, =(

redmaryjanes said...

Ok Kimber,

Give that little Kate a hug from me, she is just darling.

I think most people come and go, Saturday Mornings can be busy : )

I am so happy you are here.

Dannye said...

so I'll have pictures later, can't wait to finally meet Rose (what a doll, and she so adores her sister, as do we!!!)

redmaryjanes said...

For anyone who doesn't know, Verna is making customer signatures that appear at the bottom of your posts. So, instead of mine showing normal blog text redmaryjanes, it now shows a nice graphic.
She is charging $5.00 and the proceeds go to Robin at Red Thread Stitches.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Dannye!
I love Dawn. Please tell her hello from me and kiss that little Rose.

Dannye said...

isn't the siggie the cutest, verna was right that it fits me perfect, she had probs at first thinking it was too small then she fixed it and it was on there last night about 10:30 EDT....she is so talented, and I love that it is helping Robin, I just wish I could do more to help Robin so she can bring Mia home already....it's gotta be hard to know your daughter and then try your hardest to raise the money to go get her and bring her home

OH MY #6 said...

good morning ladies!

Wanted to pop in and say, HI!

I am off to Dragon Boating! Please pray I don't have to move to the back of the boat next to the coach! I hate walking in the middle of the skinny boat while on the water! LOL!

Have a great Saturday. We had coffee on the deck this morning and it was just plain lovely!

Lea
xo

amy said...

We will in Orlando the week of Orlando August 8 and Don and Be are game..

Yeah for friends all over!

Dannye said...

oh I will...okay I better go and get out the door for the nail appt (I gotta pick up Mom) don't know what crazy nails I'll have yet, but I'm sure the inspiration will hit me when I get there, hehe....hugs and kisses to you all....

redmaryjanes said...

There are many nights that I sit up exchanging e-mails with Robin while she works. She is up late into the evening 7 nights a week sewing to bring that girl home.
They still need a considerable sum of money and this is the only way they can get it. They have exhausted everything else. She has arthritis, so I am just hoping she can hang in there.

Dannye said...

cool Amy, hopefully Don and Be will be over their jet lag by then!!! I am so excited for them, Joanna Mei is almost home and in their arms....they are gonna be such great parents!! just keep me posted, cuz I too am definitely game!!

redmaryjanes said...

Lea,
Have a wonderful morning. I think it is fantastic that you dragonboat. Absolutely amazing!

The Johnson Family said...

RMJ just back on for a min yes you can link me sorry i did not see that a second ago!

amy said...

Im so excited for them!!!

IF anyone is ever coming through atlanta, let me know!

Truly Blessed said...

Sorry guys, I'm not trying to disappear, it's just that my computer is not cooperating!

You gals are all so creative with your blogs, with all of your blinkies and things, it's fun to see what everyone comes up with. I can't keep up, I don't even try!

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

I emailed you a link to an international adoption doctor suggestion sheet for the new blog, did you get it? Maybe that should be linked also, as it gives some pretty good information about what Drs. will be looking for and testing for with IA children.

If you didn't get it, let me know and I'll re-send it.

Truly Blessed said...

So, it looks like the cut-off for June is going to be January 22 -- on the calendar, that's 10 days. Pretty exciting to hit double digit days again, don't you think?

I know Alyson & Ford must be thrilled, their LID is 1/27 (as is a friend of mine). I'd love to see them get their referrals in July and travel in September!

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly,
I can look for it, but if you could re-send that would be great.
I really got hit with a lot of e-mail last week which has been wonderful. The new blog is building up. I have tried to get everyone's great information on there.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,

I want your link for Shoahannah's Hope.

Could I snitch that from you?

redmaryjanes said...

I love Alyson and Ford, they are amazing people. Sometimes they will stop by the chat, so it would be interesting to talk to them today. They must be thrilled! 10 days would be a big move forward for them.

amy said...

Absolutely, I think I got it directly from the website!

Steffie B. said...

Good Morning Ladies....I hope you all have a wonderful weekend....would love to stay and chat but I have two Things that are dying to get outside into the pool!

Hugs....
Steffie

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Steff!

amy said...

we havent been to the pool yet1!! maybe Monday!

Steffie B. said...

Lunch again in a week or two my friend....and if we don't hear from our agency soon I am going to go crazy. Will forward you something later so you can tell me what you think!

Smooches....

redmaryjanes said...

I tell you, it is hot and muggy in Michigan!

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Steffie,

Nancy from ASENND is coming into town and wants to get together.

Truly Blessed said...

Going to the pool sounds fun, we haven't been yet this summer. Maybe we'll head over there in a bit.

I still want to get down to Festival, but we have a HS open house to go to smack dab in the middle of the afternoon (thanks a lot!).

I'll resend the medical link.

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly,

Nancy from ASENND is coming into town in a week or so and wants to get together. She called me yesterday.

Kimber said...

RMJ and Steffie---I am GREEN with envy that y;all get to hang out in real life....if you ever get to VA---you MUST call me.

Truly Blessed said...

When is Nancy coming? I'd love to get together...even if we don't go to YC -- maybe we could have "hot waiter" join us!

amy said...

have any of you ever stayed in a cabin in Ga by any chance?

redmaryjanes said...

Kimber,

Maybe we'll have to road trip. Oh my word, that would be hilarious. Yes, we are quite the team. I could just see us with our 20 suitcases heading out on the open road in her conversion van. It would be a lot of fun!

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

I just emailed you the link again.

OH MY #6 said...

thanx Kimberley! Yes, Kim is right. I would love to hang out and have lunch with you guys! I wish you lived in my hood! Someday we will meet.

also, Kimberley, I hope the grandparents get well soon.

I can't wait for A & F to get their referral!

Lea
xo

redmaryjanes said...

I don't know where Nancy is, she usually shows up by now unless she's at the gym.
She said she's coming in about 2 weeks. They are planning a trip to Chicago and she wants to drive up here from there for dinner or something.

Kimber said...

Oh my...Truly blessed --you live near them too?

LaLa said...

Good morning everyone....sorry I am so late to the party! We have a bday party at Chucky Cheese (yay) and then I have a baby shower to cohost...and I am cohosting another one tomorrow....fun baby goodies : )

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend : )

Kimber said...

Lea,

Would you e-mail me too...I owe you a quilt square too!!!! I lost or address when the computer crashed...

Hugs,
Kim

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you Kelly, I'll get it on the new blog.

Alyson & Ford said...

Morning everyone. Ford here, crashing the party!

redmaryjanes said...

I know that one day someone will plan some type of central get together.

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Ford!
We were just talking about you guys! What do you think about the 10 days referred? Is that confirmed now?

Nancy said...

Good Morning all.
The hubby went to a golf thing for work, so I am debating whether to go to the gym, clean my house, or veg out here.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Laura,

How are you doing? Wow, you have a very busy weekend planned.

redmaryjanes said...

There you are Nancy,
I was telling Steffie and Kelly that you are coming to town.

Alyson & Ford said...

An unnamed source has what they claim to be confirmation from their agency that the cutoff is the 22nd. The source has been accurate for the last 3 referrals so I have every reason to believe what they emailed me. 10 days! You can't wipe the smiles off our faces :)
fm

Nancy said...

I spent yesterday packing EI for camp. We just realized a couple days ago that the camp is a 3 hour drive away. YIKES!!!
Now I really wish they would have put the boys together on our first choice of dates.

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly,
I just saw hot waiter, he was asking about everyone!

Truly Blessed said...

Kimber,
Yes, we live near each other. Kimberley & I go to the same chuch and I've even run into Steffie at Target! Nancy doesn't live close, but she's driven up from Indiana to have dinner with us -- we had a blast!

Um, if Nancy is coming in two weeks, I'll have to decline the opportunity of getting together because I'm going to be in CHINA two weeks from today!!!!!!!!

You guys have fun without me!

Nancy said...

I am coming up near the Chicago area (actually north and west of there) the week of June 22nd. EI has a friend there that usually spends a week with us in the summer. This year they wanted him to come there.
My oldest will be at camp that week, so the youngest and I are going to have Mommy Camp doing things in Chicago or Milwaukee.
Thought I could drive for a day to see you girlies, then stay the night in that area.

Sorry Kelly, you'll be in China. I wish it could have been later so I could meet both your girls. Maybe another time.

redmaryjanes said...

Ford,

Did you get my comment this week about having to rename the blog? I can't wait to see Alyson's little face. I can't imagine how excited you both are.

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly,

What planet am I on? You are going to China!! Can you bring me back a little trinket?

Nancy said...

There is a Dragon boating event in our area this weekend. This is the first I have ever heard of it.
I have no idea what it is.

redmaryjanes said...

Kimber,
I was talking with Steffie about Kate Emerson's little monogrammed dresses and I told her that sometimes you go and buy a little dress that catches your eye and then take it to a seamstress who can do the monogramming.
I think I saw that on one of your posts.

Truly Blessed said...

Oh, yeah, Kimber, my name is Kelly, although I really am Truly Blessed, too!

Nancy said...

Kelly I have my fabric all picked out for you. I just need to find what I did with it when we moved.

Truly Blessed said...

Of course, Kimberley -- what would you like?

My sisters-in-law have already placed their orders (and they're not requesting trinkets either! One wants a strand of black pearls and drop black pearl earrings, one gave me 14 pages of "ideas" printed off of various websites (I am NOT kidding).

Nancy said...

I tried to collect quilt pieces from friends, etc before we ever became LID. I think I only got about 20. I would really like to have enought to make a quilt.

redmaryjanes said...

Goodness Kelly,
I don't even know what to ask for. Just something small for the house so we can incorporate some Chinese culture into our home.

Kimber said...

Sorry Kelly. I am typing (poorly) feeding Kate and letting the dog out.... Thank you.

Kimberley--yes one of the cutest ones I had monogrammed was like $7 at TArget. Now almost everyone I know has the same one;) Although my hubby has said no more monogramming that it has been too much!!!!

Now I do need to go...have a GREAT weekend everybody:)

Truly Blessed said...

Kimberley,

Don't worry about forgetting my travel dates -- sometimes it escapes me, too. It really doesn't seem real yet.

BUT -- I'll have our sweet, scared, angry, confused little one in my arms in just 16 days -- can you even imagine! Oh yeah, I'll also STILL have my sweet, angry, confused and angry slightly bigger one in my arms at that time, too!

I do hope y'all will be praying for Katie and the transition that she is going to have to make when Elizabeth joins the family.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend too Kimber!
I LOVE the monogramming.

Alyson & Ford said...

RMJ

Yes, we did. Thank you!

We are numb right now. It's so weird. Here we've been in the Wait for what seems like eternity and all of a sudden it's like we woke up and BAM! We're on the bubble for a referral. We may not snag a July referral but for the first time we feel confident in saying we will have our referral by August! I'm walking on air!!!
fm

Nancy said...

Kelly I have a feeling your lap is going to get alot smaller very soon:}

Kimber said...

Kely,
Best wishes on your trip and congratulations!!!! I will certainly stop by and peek at your journey:)

redmaryjanes said...

I have seen the transition in my own family from being the youngest to not being the youngest anymore and it can be hard.
She will be a wonderful big sister though and so glad to have Elizabeth to grow up with.

Kimber said...

Oh Ford that is the BEST news....COngratulations. I remember that feeling so well. I hope you float with joy!

Truly Blessed said...

So, guess what I get to contend with now:

Katie can open ALL of the child locks in the house AND she's trying to give up her naps (though yesterday she fell asleep on the floor -- wearing a sundress and ladybug rain boots (SO CUTE!) at 5:00 pm....

Kimber said...

Kelly,

One more thing and then I really am going to go shower... Harry had a very difficult transition when KAte came home and we are taking him to a play therapist. it has helped WONDERS! he loves his sister so much but he definitely felt a bit displaced. It has really helped him sort his feeling out. I highly recommend it if you see issues. Often lil ones can go a few times and deal much better:)

mom 2 many said...

Good morning! The graphics are AWESOME!! Thank you so much for all of your help!!

amy said...

I love reading great news from the adoption community

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Carla!

I have been telling everyone about your fundraiser and how you are adopting child number 7.

Alyson & Ford said...

Kimber

Thank you so much. We are truly floating. I'm thinking I may need to schedule a doctor's appointment and maybe get a booster shot of testosterone so I won't embarrass myself and Aly by crying like a baby when we finally see Alyzabeth An's face. We're soooooo ready. Just like everyone else. I just didn't expected it to hit me as hard as it has. Wow. I'm talking way too much...
fm

redmaryjanes said...

Daleea made your graphics and she isn't on here this morning, but she is truly an amazing woman. Your story really touched her.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Kelly,

She is so cute. The other morning I played the Wiggles video 3 times so Eli would wake up.

You just know she's going to teach Elizabeth how to undo the kiddie locks. : )

mom 2 many said...

I will email her & thank her! i'm so impressed by her talent!

Alyson & Ford said...

Did you all hear that Be and Don got their TA for Joanna Mei! So good!!!
fm

http://joannamei.blogspot.com/

amy said...

Im so glad I am awake this morning. YOu guys always cheer me up!

redmaryjanes said...

Carla,

Her e-mail is jewelsofmyheart@yahoo.com

I think she did a great job too.
So, how do you manage 6 children?

Nancy said...

Before you know it Kelly, you will have video footage of the two of them trying to outdo each other.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,

I am so sad about your dog. I am glad that you are here and we are raising your spirits. There are a lot of great things going on right now, that's for sure.

The Blog Fairy said...

Good Morning Everyone! Just dropping by while I check email and blogs and all my regular stops. Going to a wedding today north of Duluth--3 hr ride. Will be fun as M&N are staying home with Erin.

redmaryjanes said...

Hey there Verna!
Everyone's talking about their siggies!

mom 2 many said...

Managing so many kids can be crazy at times, but really they are pretty good kids. During the school year they are in school....that is really easy! lol Until 3pm anyway!

redmaryjanes said...

I saw their new haircuts Carla. The boys are definitely ready for summer.

Do you have 3 boys and 3 girls?

amy said...

Losing Lucy was a shock to my heart and house. Its not the same. I had all of my emotions wrapped around her. Perhaps I loved her too much. We only had her 2 1/2 years but I know my sadness will get better

mom 2 many said...

No, right now 4 of each! lol

Truly Blessed said...

You see those three little dancing girls that are my icon? That's Katie, Chloe & Elizabeth!!

Alright, my computer is going way too slow for me this morning (it's not my computer, it's Comcast), but I should be going anyway...lots to do in the next 13 days.

BTW, DH saw all of the stuff I have for the girls, for the donations to the CWI, etc. and told me we wouldn't be able to take any clothes because they wouldn't fit! He's so wrong -- I can make anything fit!

Ford, I'm so excited for you and Alyson and for my friends, Ruth & Brian (I met Ruth last October at Katiepalooza in Seattle). I can't wait til they get their referral for sweet Abby, their boys are going to freak!

Kimber, if you're still here, thank you for the information on play therapy. If we need it, we'll definitely look into it.

Okay, all, enjoy your weekend!

redmaryjanes said...

You are kidding! So, now you are working to adopt child number 9? I had your story wrong.

Alyson & Ford said...

Hate to leave such good company but I promised Salty Dog a boat ride this morning. You all take care and we'll be talking to you!
peace
fm

mom 2 many said...

No, that included the bios! sorry to confuse you!

Truly Blessed said...

Oh yeah, remember to check our travel site for daily updates from China...

We leave June 20 and return home July 3. We meet Elizabeth on June 23 (yay!).

Don't forget, Aunt Karen (K1) is also traveling with us...

http://youbelong.net/trulyblessed

Bye!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Kelly!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Ford!

amy said...

I hate to leave but I have been here 2 hours, and need to go to the gym and Trader Joes ....

You guys rock!

amy said...

I really do hope to meet some of you one day!

Nancy said...

I'm gonna go clean my boys bathroom. It stinks in there. I'll be back!

mom 2 many said...

Kimberly,
Thanks again for everything! I need to go...my computer is in my room and my hubby worked all night. I think I am disturbing him! oops....

Have a great weekend!!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Amy! I know I'll be meeting you : )

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Carla and you are very welcome!

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, I think it's going to really quiet now.

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, well it looks like everyone is starting their weekend! Have a great one everyone!

The chat room is closed : )

The Blog Fairy said...

Well, Thought I was going to be able to chat a bit but it's not going that way. Sorry. I haven't had time to even read the comments. Have a great day and weekend.

ThatGirl said...

late to the party as usual, but I'm here!

Thanks SO MUCH for featuring Carla at "Can't See Straight With Eight" on this blog. She is an amazing person, they are a wonderful family, and they really need the funds raised for this adoption. If I had it I would just fund it myself, that's how much I believe in that family.