THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group...


Good Morning Everyone and welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group. We're having a special morning today. The Sat Chat will run from 8am to 10am and then we will move into April's Baby Shower for little Eliana. It's going to be a lot of fun, so I hope that everyone will join in!
Welcome! Our dear friend Kelly is on her way to China to bring home Elizabeth. Please follow her journey on her travel blog 'We've Been Truly Blessed', they will be able to begin posting photos on 6/24/08.
This weekend we are staying close to home and hanging out with friends, what are your plans?

79 comments:

Valtool said...

Hi, it's 7:45am and I am about to get dressed and head to work (day 6 of a 7 day run) but Amy will be on later.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Michael!
Working on a Saturday?

amy said...

Yeppers, he is working. He was hoping someone would be on early.haha!

Hes at work

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Amy!
How are you?

amy said...

Im having a rough morning but have spent the last 2 evenings with Micah (ladmans.blogspot.com) and have enjoyed my friends

Keep praying for him!!!

redmaryjanes said...

What's going on?

amy said...

Micah had his cleft palate repaired. His mom is doing a great job blogging during their stay

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, I should go and check that out.

amy said...

How are you doing?

redmaryjanes said...

I'm doing good. I'm getting ready for the babyshower this morning and hoping that my hubs is making a great pot of coffee!

redmaryjanes said...

Daleea made the header, isn't it cute?

amy said...

its fabulous.How nice of your hubby!!!!

I love all of your headers!!

redmaryjanes said...

Daleea made this one for the shower. She really did a good job. I wish I could figure out how to do that stuff for myself. I'm clueless.

redmaryjanes said...

Are you coming to April's shower?

amy said...

I hope so but I worked last night and I go back again so I may not be able to stay awake!

redmaryjanes said...

Do you want me to e-mail the gift list to you?

redmaryjanes said...

Any cool baby names or stars at the hospital?

amy said...

tHAT WOULD BE AWESOME. The only odd one this week was Sincere!

redmaryjanes said...

Sincere, not the worst but quite different.
I'll e-mail it to you, I have 4 ladies to get it out to, so I'll get you all covered.

Kelly should be on her way to China!

amy said...

thats sooo stinkin cool. Whats your family been up to this week?

redmaryjanes said...

The boys are home from school, so they were living the good life.
I had a crazy busy week at work. I'm so glad that it's the weekend.
I've really been working to get the new blog up and holding its own.

redmaryjanes said...

I also have a new project to launch on this blog for July and another baby shower for Lucy Joy scheduled for July 19th.

Mr.Brian said...

Good morning to all the beautyful women out there.Just stopping in for my quick hello.
I've been watching over my shoulder, and scanning all mail waiting for Steff to get me back.So far I've been safe.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Mr. Brian,
We just love to see you!
Have a great weekend!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh yes Mr. Brian, I can just imagine that she's got something planned for you : )

amy said...

HI. Mr Brian!
RMJ,

I love the new blog, its awesome!

LaLa said...

Good morning lovely ladies!!! The weather is perfect here (mid 80s) so we are enjoying the mild temps and my girl is already in a swimsuit so I guess that is what we are doing : )

Mr.Brian said...

Hope all of you have a great weekend. The weather is great here. We have Rise fest in town today with Mercy Me appearing. I am thinking of going.
Would be a great way to spend a summer day.
Be safe and have a fun weekend.
Off to breakfast and have my coffee now.
Hugs to all of you.
Mr.Brian

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Laura!
Any new news from Vietnam?

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Mr. Brian. I love Mercy Me.

amy said...

hi lala

redmaryjanes said...

The new blog is starting to do what I was hoping it would do. When people put in google searches for adoption info, No Place Like Home is starting to come up and people are coming for information. I know that one of the advocate blogs has been contacted for information about Russian adoption, so that is very exciting.

Tish said...

just wanted to pop in a say what a wonderful way to build community! blessings to you all...baby is up now, gotta run!

amy said...

tish,

hate to see you go, what a beautiful picture

amy said...

Dont forget to sign up for the post card exchange if you are interested!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Tish!
Come by any Saturday!

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
Which blog is the postcard swap on?

amy said...

all of them...theres a yahoo button on each side bar!

redmaryjanes said...

I haven't been able to find it. I guess I'm just slow. Let me go look again.
Hey, I read about your comment. Don't pay it any mind honey.
I am enjoying adopting.

redmaryjanes said...

I think I am signed up, it wanted me to download stuff.

amy said...

It shouldnt have

redmaryjanes said...

My husband is constantly upgrading our computers, so maybe I am missing something I need to make yahoo groups work.

Are we going to get a list of all of the families? Do I just send a postcard?

amy said...

YOu have to add your address to the database, thats all!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Boy, I think this is the quietest chat ever. I'm glad you are here. : )

redmaryjanes said...

OH, I never got that far. It wanted me download stuff. Hold on, let me get back in.

amy said...

what time is it at your house?

amy said...

Ya gotta do 2 things

1) join which you did

2) add your info the database

thats all

where the heck is everyone?

Jewels of My Heart said...

Good Morning SUNSHINE! I love the pink background with the header.... I looks so baby showery. lol You did good! Ijust stopped in to say Hi. Have to go take a shower and go to the store. Will be back for the shower as soon as I can... Hopefully hubby won't be on the computer.
How is everyone?

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Daleea!
I really wanted the background you made, but I don't know how to get it on there. The header isdarling.
Have fun at the store. We went last night.

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly and K1/Karen are on their way to China and I don't really know what's up with everyone else.

amy said...

I am tired but good, finally able to update my blogs but thats about it

redmaryjanes said...

Did you work all night last night? You don't have to stay on if you are tired.
You can go and get some sleep.

amy said...

Im actually looking up some cabins and then I will go to bed.

I can not believe how quiet it is in here!

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, me either. I think that people must just be really enjoying the summer.
Very very quiet.

amy said...

it should speed up at 1oam

I do believe I need to get to bed and I hate to leave ya but I gotta go back tonight!

redmaryjanes said...

Go to sleep girl!
Thanks for hanging out with me.

amy said...

dont forget that you rock!

Dannye said...

morning all

Dannye said...

just starting my day here

Dannye said...

late start again

April said...

good morning,

Oh how cute your blog looks Kimberley. you are so sweet.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there and sorry everyone! My computer crashed.

Dannye said...

darn, i just missed amy again??? i need to get my butt up earlier on saturdays

Dannye said...

no probs Kim....

sign me up please for the shower

redmaryjanes said...

April,
Daleea designed the graphics, aren't they darling??

Dannye said...

morning april....

April said...

They are darling. You guys are the best. I hope I can print it out for Eliana's scrapbook.

Dannye said...

Daleea and Verna are both amazing at what they do....so selfless and so very talented!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Dannye, how are you?

Dannye said...

kim thanks for sending me crystal's address for savannah-hope....

Dannye said...

doing well, thanks....as well as one can during this apparent ever increasing wait!!

Dannye said...

we should be getting another update from our agency next week (hopefully), Snow (the head of our agency) always does a letter with our monthly newsletter, and I so need to see it this month...I am hoping it will say something about this wait...my heart is starting to hurt!! we just "celebrated" (yeah right like it was a celebration) our 23rd LID-versary, and with my 35th birthday on Tuesday (well let's just say I was hoping to be a mom before I was 35)....

April said...

Good Morning Dannye.

April said...

I am so sorry about the ever increasing wait.

Dannye said...

thank you april...not your fault at all (unless you are associated with the CCAA, lol)....

redmaryjanes said...

I'm so sorry Dannye. I know it is so hard.

redmaryjanes said...

Well ladies, I am showing that it is 10am and I have everything posted, so let's move up and chat under the shower post...and have some fun.

April said...

If I was associated with the CCAA there would be very few orphanages because all the children would be with their families. Seems like this new Hague is only making things even harder for families and is taking longer. I really hurt for families.

April said...

And the children.