THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, July 19, 2008

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


Good Morning Everyone! I hope that you have some wonderful plans for this weekend. The Saturday Morning Chat Group will meet until 11am and then we will swing into the shower for Dawn and Lucy Joy....hope you can join us! JUST CLICK ON THE COMMENTS LIKE YOU WOULD TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON ANY BLOG AND YOU WILL SEE US ALL IN THERE TALKING.



Gail from 'Aging with Grace' is in Hong Kong now. They are in China to bring home their son Will. You can follow their journey at their blog. I am so excited for them!

THE SAT CHAT IS NOW CLOSED, PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BABY SHOWER.

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amy said...

good morning friends

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Amy, how are you girl?

amy said...

tired but glad to be here and you my friend?

Dannye said...

morning all

redmaryjanes said...

Did you work all night last night? We're doing good. It's supposed to rain all weekend though, so I hope that's not true.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Dannye! How are you?

Dannye said...

Amy glad to catch you!! Our second meeting is getting close....

Kim!!! Morning!!! What's the scoop on the pearls for Kimber?

amy said...

Yo Dannye, how are ya?

Yeah I just got home from work! WooHOo but i have the next 3 days off

Dannye said...

doing well, tired but well....heck I'm tired all the time lately....

How's Emmie doing??? Did Steffie find out why she was passing out?

Special K said...

Good morning! I'm here, and will be in and out making breakfast and getting ready for a ladies luncheon for our pastor's wife.

redmaryjanes said...

Kim has been being harassed on her blog and in e-mail and has had to take it down. It's not the first time she's gone through something like this. She's just a really caring and sensitive person and the attacks have gotten to be too much. I think she will come back with a new blog in the fall, but I think it will be private.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Special K~

Dannye said...

so you and Steffie (and probably others) have posted pearls for her???

and she already has it as private....invited guests only

Dannye said...

it's crazy how people out in Internet land don't have anything better to do than harass others, sad really

amy said...

Good morning Special K, do I know you!

Yes Dannye, I am excited and I cant wait to meet JOanna Mei!


YipppEE..You need to let us know what days are best for you!

redmaryjanes said...

I wish I could get down there and hang out with your girls!

I don't know who came up with the pearls, but I have posted them. There is no blog yet that I know of, but she has said that she plans to blog again.

Dannye said...

i have to look at my social calendar (hehe) and I'll let you know....what days are you here for again? and besides I'm pretty flexible (pending my nail appts of course), the schedule would probably need to be cleared with D&B so we get to meet JM (I'm hoping to meet them at the airport if I can, if they will give me their arrival time...hehe)

amy said...

so whats new in everyones lives?

I love meeting adopting friens

Dannye said...

isn't she "3 peanuts"....if so it says when you click on it that it is open to invited guests only, and that isn't me....

Dannye said...

i love the get togethers too...

we have our monthly get together (which is where I met D&B) Monday night (we are having an attorney on international adoption come speak)...

and then once our "group" gets back from China (D&B and Angie) then I am gonna try to plan another luncheon or shopping trip or something.....I love those....

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, Kim's blog is 3 Peanuts. What makes me so frustrated about it is that Kim is really such a gentle soul.

Dannye said...

nothing much new here....I'll have to be leaving you guys soon....got a nail appt today with Mom and "aunt Sue" (mom's friend)....

any suggestions for colors?? right now they are one finger red, the next blue and white, for the 4th....everyone is amazing at my crazy nails, and they always look amazing, no matter how crazy the colors....I so love my nail tech.

Dannye said...

Kim, did you see my question about Emmie??? maybe you just don't know anything either, I'm just really worried about her....she seems like such an amazing girl with such an amazing spirit.....

amy said...

You are too fun!

redmaryjanes said...

I have been in contact with Steffie and from what they can tell, nothing is truly wrong with Emmie. I have been worried about her too with those fainting spells. We'll see how she does in the upcoming weeks. The photos don't really show it on the blog, but she is just a tiny girl. Very small in stature and it has been so very hot here and she's been at sports camps, so maybe it's the heat.

Dannye said...

i try .....hehe

redmaryjanes said...

For the nails, I think you should go with a hot pink for summer...it's HOT baby!

Special K said...

One of my online friends who adopted a little boy with a cleft palate from China is coming to visit later today. I'm sooo looking forward to it!

Heather said...

Good morning girlies - I will be seeing Kmber this afternoon - I will send the love!!!

How is everybody?

Dannye said...

Special K....how cool.... have you met them before???

Heather said...

Connie came up with the pearls

and yes, how is Steffie's daughter?

amy said...

HOw fun Karen!! I hope you have a good time

redmaryjanes said...

Karen,/SK,
That is really cool. We do have a couple of friends nearby who are also adopting, so I am really hope that we can stay close and that our children will play together.

Dannye said...

RMJ....thank you, you put my mind at ease....maybe she's just dehydrated??

Hot pink....how fun...let me look and see how "hot" I can find...

morning Heather...definitely tell Kimber we all love her!!

Margaret Miracle said...

Hi everyone! I am actually here....at least until Graeme wakes up:)

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Heather!

I didn't know who designed the pearls. Connie from 'Somewhere in China'?

I know that Steffie has had Emmie looked at and everything shows that she is fine. Hopefully there won't be anymore fainting spells.

And yes, tell Kimber we were thinking about her and send our friendship.

Dannye said...

it's so fun to watch our friends become parents, and then to be able to watch the children grow up (although it is a little, alright a lot sad that we are still so far from bringing our Chynna home, but all in God's timing....)

redmaryjanes said...

Hello there Margaret!
I saw Graeme's baptism photos. He is so darling.

LaLa said...

Good morning gorgeous ladies. I hope you are all having a good Sat. so far. Annslee is awake of course eventhough she swam 5 hrs yesterday and didn't get a nap...I was hoping she'd sleep in but no such luck LOL

As you all know the countdown is on (has been really) and we have less than 6 wks to go until our hopes for a referral are shut down (literally) Please continue to think of us and all the other Vietnam families. If we don't get a referral of course we will be so sad and Annslee will be devastated : (

Dannye said...

morning margaret.....

redmaryjanes said...

GAIL IS IN CHINA TO BRING HOME WILL, SO FOLLOW ALONG ON HER BLOG...IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW ALREADY : )

amy said...

Hey there Margaret and lala!

Dannye said...

Lala....we will definitely be praying for you....I know Annslee would be so upset, with her "tend Malia" and all...as I am sure you all will

Dannye said...

Lala, how do you keep Annslee from becoming waterlogged, she is definitely a little fishie...hehe

Heather said...

Connie - the Treasures Mommy!

I'm glad that Emmie checks out okay. I only just started checking her blog - where have I been???? I had visited a couple of times when I first beagn blogging but check regularly now:)

Dannye said...

Amy did you see the latest post from D&B....JM is so darling!!

Heather said...

Lala - I have had you ever present in my prayer journal - we have been praying steadfast for your referral

Dannye said...

well all I better go and finish getting ready to pick up Mom and Sue....I'll check with you all again next week, and check the blogs during the week....

take care, hugs and kisses!!

amy said...

She is too precious. Im looking forward to meeting her!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, I love Connie from Mommy 2 4 Treasures.

redmaryjanes said...

I sent an e-mail to Steffie, so maybe if she's around this morning she can stop by and give us an update on Emmie.

redmaryjanes said...

Post the nails today Dannye!

Margaret Miracle said...

hi everyone! It is so nice to be back. We have been so busy since home that I have had a hard time blogging. We went to West Virginia last weekend. My aunt who had been sick for a long time passed away...so Lily and Graeme and I met my mother there. Graeme actually stayed with some older cousins while I went to the funeral. He is adjusting so well.

redmaryjanes said...

Laura,
I have been praying for you and for your family. Did you get my e-mail? Now, I was thinking that things were going to work out ok. Maybe not?
Oh, I will pray harder.

Margaret Miracle said...

Dannye, Have fun getting your nails done!!!!

redmaryjanes said...

He is just darling. Is he SN? I cannot tell.

Heather said...

Kimberley - the girls are right beside me jammin' to Janet Jackson - so cute

LaLa said...

Thank you to all my prayer warriors..I have always said how amazing the support of this community is : )

I have to go check out Will now !

Margaret Miracle said...

lala, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I just can't imagine what you are going through. I know how invested in the process our Lily was and know it would have devastated her. We will pray for Annslee too!

redmaryjanes said...

You know, it's funny about the music. People will tell me that they love a song, but they don't usually tell me which one and I have all of my favorites on here.

Tell the girls to shake their booties!

amy said...

praying for all of you

redmaryjanes said...

Will is darling!

Margaret Miracle said...

Does anyone else get soooo behind on posting? I still need to post our 4th pics.

Margaret Miracle said...

Graeme is scheduled for his first surgery next Monday. It is a simple surgery to put P.E. tubes in his ears. His palate surgery is not until October and we did not want to wait that long for tubes since his ears are full of fluid and it is definitely affecting his hearing.

redmaryjanes said...

I tell you, I do feel behind most of the time.

amy said...

Margaret.

I have enjoyed reading your family adventures and your trip. I feel like I have known you for so long!

redmaryjanes said...

I have had two sons who have had tubes put into their ears and it made all of the difference in the world. Both of them started speaking more and it just really was a huge change for them.

redmaryjanes said...

Margaret,

Did you have any issues with illness while you were there? I am considering whether or not to take Eli with us when we go. He is almost 4.

Heather said...

Nope, half the June vaca pics and all of the fourth pics are still not posted - I think it is just the ineveitable - I am late most of the time and definitely feeling behind! We're all in this together:)

Special K said...

I've got pictures from the 4th posted, but I haven't posted since mid week. Micah had lots of doctors appts yesterday so I even have news to post and haven't done it.

amy said...

Will be praying for your sweet little boy

Special K said...

Micah got tubes put in but now they're blocked and will need to be replaced. Yuck!

amy said...

Karen,

I hope everything is okay. We didnt do anything for the 4th except go to the top of the parking garage at the hospital to see fireworks

Carol said...

Hi Kim, thought you'd enjoy this one...Emily is running thru the house completely naked........I'm so proud.......LOL

Margaret Miracle said...

Thank you all for all the words of encouragement!!!! Amy...I feel like if we only lived closer we would be close friends!! One of the families we traveled with is in the Atlanta area and we have discussed a get together next summer so maybe we can meet then!!!!
RMJ...I know exactly what you mean about the tubes making an amazing difference...they did with Lily. I didn't hesitate when the doctor mentioned it.

Margaret Miracle said...

Thank you all for all the words of encouragement!!!! Amy...I feel like if we only lived closer we would be close friends!! One of the families we traveled with is in the Atlanta area and we have discussed a get together next summer so maybe we can meet then!!!!
RMJ...I know exactly what you mean about the tubes making an amazing difference...they did with Lily. I didn't hesitate when the doctor mentioned it.

Special K said...

He's going to need to have general anesthesia to get the obturator removed. And it has to come out before we go to Michigan for vacation.

amy said...

HI Carol! I got your card!

THanks

Carol said...

Serious question here...talking about ears. Emily has a lot of wax build up. The doctor doesn't clean them, he says to wipe them daily with mineral oil. Is there something else I can do because it doesn't seem to help....I looked at those ear flush things but so far nothing for 2 yr olds......

Heather said...

RMJ - EM was the same age and we did not make the trip together, she and I stayed home and Rob went solo (with a friend) - we still feel like this was a good decision for our family - Em had a really bad year with illness that year and when Hannah was received she was very sick - 104 degree temp and an advanced resp infection - Rob was a wreck - I know that is not necessarily the norm though

Carol said...

Morning Amy!!! I'm glad you got the card..I took the kids there last weekend for sharkfest...Hayden is into sharks right now...they got to see a baby shark ...of course Emily wanted to get in the pool and couldn't understand WHY she was not allowed in....LOL

Margaret Miracle said...

Not sure why that posted twice.

Kimberly...I would not hesitate taking Eli. Lily did great. Graeme was sick when he came to us and was put on an antibiotic the first day. She never caught his upper respiratory infection. I think it was great for her and us to have her there. She has asthma and we never even had to use her "rescue meds". I hope that helps and would be happy to chat about it more. It cracks me up that we have the same skirt...small world!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Carol,
We have naked time here a lot too! Too funny.

The ear wax. I have read on several blogs that asians are prone to a lot of ear wax. I know that Steffie takes Sophia to the pediatrician to have hers cleaned out.

Heather said...

Re: ear stuff:)

We have used debrox since two years old for both our girls - it soften the wax, sometimes doesn't do a lot of good, but better than not at all

Margaret Miracle said...

I have to run. He is up......It has been a pleasure. I am now literally on the run. No wonder I am losing weight. He keeps me soooo busy and I LOVE IT!!

amy said...

Karen,

Keep me informed and let me know the dates.

Carol,
I dont know but would love to hear what others say!

Carol said...

Where do I get the debrox????

Special K said...

Amy, it will likely be next Wed or Thursday.

redmaryjanes said...

I do have that same skirt and I LOVE it. It was great to see you in it.

Did Lily need a passport?

Carol said...

Kim Love "Brown Eyed girl" sitting here singing!

redmaryjanes said...

Carol,
I have missed you. It is so good to see you today.

Heather said...

Debrox is in any drug store and it is just drops youplace in the ear. You put cotton balls in for about 5 minutes and then very gently flush the ear with room temp water - we only do it every so often. Both our bio darling and our ASian darling are like the ultimate wax makers - the ped jokes they should go into candlemaiking

Heather said...

Our ped cleans them as well, but it is not always a fun experience, so they encourage us to do the debrox to make that easier and honestly, it has made a difference

Carol said...

Heather THANK YOU!! We are having the same issues with Emily...and I'm worried because I want to make sure she is hearing ....as her speech is finally picking up speed!!

Special K said...

Can you use debrox if your child has tubes?

amy said...

Karen, let me know what I can do for you.

Carol, Its sooo good to see you hear again

Carol said...

Kim I've missed you guys too, but it has been one BUSY summer...all those little loose ends.....I'd love to take a vacation, actually we are FINALLY taking a mini break next weekend to meet up in Hershey with some adoption folks....all are welcome!!!!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I hear you. Our summer has been busy too. I like it that way though since winter is so harsh here and keeps us inside for months.

Heather said...

ASk your ped about the tube thing - neither of mine have them so I am not sure but the ped recommended it when Em was little and the package said a higher age and I called to be sure and they said with her waxiness, it was a safe, effective way to help - she is six now and it has helped immensely

Heather said...

If we were not so stinking busy - Carol - I would be heading to Hershey to meet you!! Not so far for us:)

WHat is it with the never ending hamster wheel - I thought summer was supposed to be lazy:)

Carol said...

I gotta run ladies, thanks for the help.....I'll be picking up the debrox today for sure!!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, it seems like things just keep coming up. The 4th is always crazy for us though. It's when our family gets together, so we always have a lot of company.

The Blog Fairy said...

Good Morning all!! Just checking in while I get some coffee.

Want to do something fun with the kids. Maybe the zoo but need to get my brain going!

Carol said...

I'm serious, everyone come on up Friday at 2:30 to the Hershey pool...there will be 6 families there!!!!! Maybe more!!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Carol!

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Verna, how are you girl?

amy said...

YOu guys rock! Whats everyone reading right now?

Special K said...

We're finally getting a vacation! 11 days in Michigan! A lot of family and a little lake time.

redmaryjanes said...

I would love to go Carol, but I'm in Michigan.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh Karen,

I'm in Michigan!

redmaryjanes said...

I am reading China Ghosts, My Daughter's Journey to America.

amy said...

Hope you have a really good time Karen

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Good Morning Ladies! Just stopped by while I eat my breakfast.

This morning we picked up our very own set of "Washer Toss Boxes"!! I love this game! I am heading outside today to practice because we have friends coming over later and I don't want to get my but kicked too bad, lol!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

amy said...

Thanks RMJ!

redmaryjanes said...

I just got an e-mail from Steffie, so for those of you wondering about Emmie, she has done a new post.

redmaryjanes said...

What are you reading Amy?

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Good Morning-
I enjoyed this so much last Saturday, I am back for more!!!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Amy I wish I had time to read, lol! I can't even keep up with my copies of Adoptive Famlies magazine. I am 2 or 3 months behind!

Special K said...

RMJ, I'll be in SE GR with my family. Where are you again?

NoahandMaddysMom said...

I just finished "And Baby Makes Two" it is iction--about a single mom's journey to adopt from China. No way I would try this alone!!!

Special K said...

I'm reading Go, Dog, Go! LOL I'm still reading Screamfree Parenting, too.

amy said...

okm ladies, I am reading the Shack and I know some of you have heard of it. Its not adoption related, its faith based and its the best book i have read in years. I just had to tell you this. Its that awesome. If I could afford it I would send you all copies. If I tell you what its about, it may ruin it. Its sooo good!

NoahandMaddysMom said...

oops that was supposed to say "fiaction" not iction.

The Blog Fairy said...

We are doing well here. Noah is busy eating cereal. Mya is coloring. Keith is doing bills. I'm here --tee hee.

Amy, I have done late nights and I do not plan to do them EVER again. They mess with my psyche.

Kitty is doing well here. Plays a lot and the kids are learning how to play with her without hurting her.

Who is all going to Michigan?? I have a few days off the last week of July ;)

Glad Em is not seriously ill but I'm still a bit concerned. RMJ, do you know if they did any brain scans?? Carrie had a brain tumor at 15 and I'm a bit paranoid.

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Special K..that is a favorite in my house!!! Haha!

redmaryjanes said...

Karen!
You are going to be right by me. We should have dinner one night.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Good Morning NoahandMaddysMom, I love the colors on your blog!! Very nice!

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Nikki!
How are you guys?

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Blog Fairy- I have a Noah too!! How old is yours?

Amy- I have to check out The Shack. I am adding books to my shopping cart for my classroomt his fall and will ave to add that one...

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Noah and Maddy's Mom! Your blog is darling. What is your name? I need to put you in my book.

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Thanks Mom in w8ing- I just changed them this week. Another blogger told me about the cute background templates (and they are FREE!!). There should be a link on my site.

amy said...

Its one of the best sellers right now and I am heading out in a minute to try to finish it before i go to bed

NoahandMaddysMom said...

RMJ- Thanks! It's Patti

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

I’m good RMJ, how have you been? Did you have a good week?

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,

Steffie just told me that she did a new post this morning about Emmie, but I haven't been able to get over to read it yet.
The last e-mail she sent to me said that everything was ok.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Patti I will go look for the link right now! I love FREE, lol!

redmaryjanes said...

Welcome back Patti!

I had a great week Nikki.
The work week went by pretty quickly and the weekend should be fun. I have the baby shower later this afternoon and then it's a birthday party for a very good friend and their daughter. Father and daughter have the same birthday.

redmaryjanes said...

The Shack? I haven't heard of it, but I will keep my eyes open.

Special K said...

We'd love to have dinner one night. It would be fun. I'll email you offline to set something up.

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Me too!! And there are quite a few templates to choose from. Driections on how to change it are there too. Now I just need to design (or find some one to) a banner for the top of my page--the Blogger default one it too boring. I have been experimenting with Smilebox.

The Blog Fairy said...

Our Noah is 3 now--as of Jyly 1.

Fight now. gotta go

amy said...

ok guys I think I need to go to bed!

Have a good one and Karen I hope I see you soon!

redmaryjanes said...

Karen,
Please do, I'd love to meet you guys. My husband and I would love to get out and meet some new people.
timnkim@gmail.com

Special K said...

Night night, Amy!

redmaryjanes said...

Good night Amy, thank you for always staying up and joining the chat.

Any good baby names before you go?

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Good Night Amy!!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

That sounds like a great weekend! Father & daughter, same birthday ... cool! What a celebration that would be!

We had a nice week as well. Tuesday was our 2nd wedding anniversary so we had a nice evening together. It probably sounds like a strange gift but my hubby got me a tent for our anniversary. Nothing says I love you like sleeping on the ground together, lol!!!

Heather said...

Okay - I have to go tame Emily's mane before she playdates with friends! I'll be back for Dawn's shower:)

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Sweet dreams Amy!

redmaryjanes said...

Ok Heather! See you soon.

redmaryjanes said...

Nikki,

I think a tent is kind of romantic. Now you guys have to make some time to get out there and use it.

Happy Anniversary!

amy said...

LEt me think,
Mahogany Wood was somewhere in the hospital this weekend and I had a patient named Nunnya.

can you imagine?

amy said...

When I am able to this is the highlight of my week~ I love you all!

Have a good one! Good night

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Patti I use a free scrapbooking site and it seems to work ok. I will try to find the link for you if you want it. Smilebox should be good too. They have some neat stuff on there.

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Thanks Nikki. I love your abnner at the top of your blog. Did you do it yourself?

Also, I saw that you live in Nova Scotia. Wow, it is on my places to see before I die. Heard it was beautiful.

redmaryjanes said...

Mahogany Wood?? Now that's a classic.
Have a great nap Amy!

Special K said...

Those names are wild. And I worry because people have trouble spelling Micah!

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Boy- I need spell chekc on here. You's never know I was a teacher (actually good speller--just bad typer, haha)

NoahandMaddysMom said...

see...chekc???

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Good Morning ladies...
I am just going to catch up ...

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Kim!
How are you girl? Are you off today?

redmaryjanes said...

Patti,
I have bad morning on here to sometimes and my typing is all garbled.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word...see that? I have an English degree too!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Yes I made it with the free scrapbooking site. The ones I do are not near as nice as Verna's (BlogFairy) but I really enjoy doing them.

Nova Scotia is very pretty. I will add some pictures to my blog sometime this week or next of the area where we live.

NoahandMaddysMom said...

Thanks Nikki! Verna I have to check out yours too (frantically bookmarking blogs). Well, I have to go. Have a great weekend everyone!! See you next Saturday!!

Special K said...

Well, I'm off to my banquet. Talk to you soon! RMJ, I'll email you!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Yes.. I have been off work for awhile.. for 9 days so far.. go back on tues...
It has been great.. went to the bloggerbash last Thurs-Mon.. and then have been sick... finishing up things around the house.. we are painting the last wall inthe living room today..
So it has been nice except for this darn cold or allergies.. don't know which one... Glad to be able to chat for a few...Just got home from taking Delilah to the groomers... It is suppose to rain here too today...

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great weekend Patti!

redmaryjanes said...

Sounds good Karen, have a fun weekend!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Bye Patti, have a great day! Nice to "meet" you. I will be checking out your blog later. If you want more info on the headers let me know.

redmaryjanes said...

Kim,

I saw that you went to the bash. How was it? Those ladies seem like a lot of fun.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

It was a lot of fun... the little girls were amazing... first time being around Asian princess's..
I could sit and stare at them for hours... Maddy and I became little buddies... I will never forget..."Kim -Hold U".. she was always saying that to me... got lots of love from her...

mommy2gabby said...

Hi Kim and everyone,

I have never done this before. This is fun. It is kinda early here 7:07 am.

I have to go to my PRIDE class today for foster/ adoption at 8:15.

Just wanted to say Thanks Kim for all of your kind and encouraging posts on my blog sites.


Jody

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, that is so cool. I can't wait until we have our princesses. I have had some amazing luck with shopping and have actually started buying some things for Sophia.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Jody!

I think it is great that you are exploring different roads to adoption. Things sure are getting tough for all of us.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How fun.. what have you got.. you know me.. I love bargins... I have something in the works for my Secret Buddy.. I think you know what I am talking about .. it is going to be something I think lots of mom's will like.. I will post it once I get it completed...
Were you going to switch to SN..

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Two of the girls at the bash were SN... the stories to China were all sooo different too.. very interesting..

redmaryjanes said...

We are signed up for SN. If we don't find the right child, then our dossier stays in line for NSN.

I love that one thing you had in mind and want one! Very very cool. I don't know how you find all of the amazing things that you do.

mommy2gabby said...

Hi,

We feel like we have too! My heart is still in to China though.

Can you guys answer a question for me. My agency is not the most helpful.

Our paperwork expires in Sept. So, in order to keep it current do I need to reapply for the I-171 before it expires? Or can I wait and do it later?

redmaryjanes said...

There is a consignment store here in town that I have shopped at for 16 years and the owner is retiring. I went in to look around and she told me she was going to close the store and said that I have always been such a good customer that she had something to show me.
She took me into a side storefront filled with clothes and told me I could have anything I wanted for $2.00!
Let me tell you, I stocked up. Beautiful clothes, and I mean I bought 6 dresses in 3 different sizes for Sophia that are gorgeous dresses that she could wear to a wedding or when she has her pictures taken. The drycleaning tags were in them for two bucks. Shorts and tops and bathing suits...all gap and children's place and gymboree. I hit the jackpot.

redmaryjanes said...

Jody,
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE. There was another woman on here last week and her paperwork expired and she has to take a special class now to get it renewed.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

That thing is what I am talking about.. I found it through Jon and Kate plus 8....
I just look and find things through different avenues... try to find things that are special and meaningful...
How is the driving going for Zach...
We have another one in the works for driving.. Colton.. that will be 2 boys... doesnt' seem real... In a few weeks I will have 3 HIGH-SCHOOLERS

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Well I am going to get ready for our company coming today. Have a lovely weekend ladies!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Oh before I go I forgot to ask ... RMJ do you stil have a secret pal swap going on?

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

WOW.. you did hit the jackpot... how neat...
We have one a few of those stores... I love them.. some of the clothes are sooo cheap and were only worn a few times..

mommy2gabby said...

That's what I thought.

I am so enjoying everyone's blogs you guys are wonderful and have beautiful kids!

Our blog is not very well maintained! I guess I have been avoiding it with all the mixed feelings.

redmaryjanes said...

Nikki,

I do have a secret pal group and in a couple of months there should be an opening if you want to join in. Let me know.

I will start another one after the new year.

ThatGirl said...

good morning -- I am taking a minute to catch up on all of your comments...

The Blog Fairy said...

Kim,
I'm going to run. Can you send me the info for today's shower? Well pop (well, eventually) get something in them mail for Lucy. I still have my box here for Amanda at starfish. It's taped up and ready to ship just gotta get to UPS. I will get that done, I will get that done, I will get that done. OK I have convinced myself now. Catch you all later.
-verna

redmaryjanes said...

Zach got his license two fridays ago and then left for North Carolina on a biking trip. He's home today and so I would imagine his driving alone will start this week. I am really nervous about it. But all I can do is rely on God to keep him safe.

The Blog Fairy said...

One last thing. I just purchased a taggie/lovie from April. One of the gals at work is pregnant and thought that would be a great gift.
Bye now!!

redmaryjanes said...

Verna,

Today's shower starts at 11am. If you can't make it, I can send you Dawn's address. Let me know.

ThatGirl said...

what is sill needed for the shower? Is there a list?

redmaryjanes said...

Hey there Shelly,

How are you going this morning?

mommy2gabby said...

Wow Kim!

I can't even imagine having a teenager who is driving. Although I could have a child that age. God will be his protector.

I don't know if Gabby will ever be able to drive. With her Autism it would be pretty challenging.

redmaryjanes said...

There is no list for this shower. All she wants are hairbows and books. She is all set with everything else. Lucy is almost 4 years old and has long beautiful hair.

The Blog Fairy said...

Kim,
Plan to take the kids to Como Zoo. So, please send the info.
Thanks,

redmaryjanes said...

I still can't believe my son is a legal driver. His driver's license came in the mail today. It's here for him to open today when he gets home from his trip.

He's also having his girl 'just a friend' over today ; )

redmaryjanes said...

Ok Verna, I'll get the address over to you!
Love you guys, have a great day.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Great RMJ! Let me know when you have an opening. Do you have anyone else from Canada doing the secret pal swap? I'm not sure what the shipping is like for me to send to the US. I will have to go to the post office and find out.

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