Saturday, October 25, 2008

Good Morning and Welcome to Laura/Lala's Babyshower for little Coby!!


WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE BABYSHOWER FOR LAURA AND BABY COBY!

I want to begin by saying that I have known Laura for quite some time now and she has been such a source of encouragement and strength for all of us waiting Moms. I love you girl, and I am just so happy that you all received your referral and little Coby will be home soon with his darling sister Annslee and all of you.

If blogshowers are new to you, what you do is just jump into the comments, that is where we all talk to each other. Just right click on 'words from a friend' to comment and click on 'open link in new window'...the comments will open up wide and you will easily be able to see what everyone is saying.


If you want to rsvp for the shower, let me know in a comment or by e-mail at timnkim@gmail.com and I will send Laura's address to you so you can send a gift for Coby.

Laura is registered at both Target and Babies 'R' Us. She asking for clothing to be in sizes 9 to 12 months~

There are shower prizes for each 5th person who rsvp's! I 'll get a photo on here shortly of the prizes!!


** A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO VERNA FOR THE WONDERFUL SHOWER GRAPHICS!

The shower has ended, but if you would like to send a gift, please send me an e-mail at timnkim@gmail.com and I will get Laura's address to you.

104 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Welcome to the shower!

jennifer said...

Hey girl,

I can't believe I am sitting at the computer at the right time!! I am so excited for Laura and am so excited to be part of this special day!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Jennifer! How are you?

redmaryjanes said...

Do you want me to e-mail Laura's address over to you?

jennifer said...

Yes, please send me the email address to me: doughty39@bellsouth.net

Things are good. It is not cold here, so I think you should all head over here (I was catching up with the chat). I can sleep alot of people!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Girlfriend, I'd be there in a minute! I know that our families would have a great time together.

jennifer said...

Is it really going to snow? The high will be close to 80 here today.

redmaryjanes said...

They were forecasting light snow possibly for this weekend, but as of this morning they are saying it's just going to be cold with some rain.

jennifer said...

I think I'm going to let the boys carve pumpkins today. My in-laws are in town for the weekend :) so we need to stay busy. Richard is going to the LSU game, and I'm taking Bryce to a concert with the USAF concert band. I hope it's good.

redmaryjanes said...

I think we're going to head out to the pumpkin patch today too and get everyone their pumpkin.

Heather said...

I'm baccck - hey there, please send me laura's address
(stil2sharp@verizon.net)

Welcome Baby Coby indeed!!!

Heather said...

Hi Jennifer. Hi Kimberley.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Heather! I'll get her address right over to you!

Heather said...

Thank you very much:) Jennifer - 80?? Boo hiss, I miss summer big time this year...are you the sweet Jennifer that Kim passed through to visit ont heir way to move?

jennifer said...

Yes, Kim did pass through a couple of months ago! It was so much fun. I just wish my boys had been home and we had a whole week to talk! Her family is so precious.

Yes, we are in the 80s here, and it's finally nice to be outside (until the mosquitos get you!).

redmaryjanes said...

Kim is really just a wonderful friend.
I wonder where Laura is? I know that we have a timezone issue.

LaLa said...

Hey...late for my own shower....ok...I had 10 Central in my head LOL

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Laura!!!
I was wondering..
You must be getting so excited!

LaLa said...

Annslee is sitting here with me watching Little Bill and begging to type...so here goes LOL
annslee asnmyfvb

Heather said...

Kim and I were same travel group - Kate and Hannah came home togehter - I love our connection.

So very nice to meet you and Laura, Congratulations girl - he is so stinkin' cute...between he and Annslee, the cuteness may very well just take over for good:)

jennifer said...

Hi Laura, I am so excited for you!! I know you must be about to jump out of your skin!

redmaryjanes said...

Hello there Annslee! Are you excited to be a big sister?

Heather said...

Hi Annslee!!

Cinnamon said...

Hello Laura. I wanted to pop in and say congratulations on your new little one and I hope he is home with you all very soon!

LaLa said...

Jennifer, I will need boy advice from you for sure : )

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Cinnamon, welcome to the shower!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word, your little Jade is just darling.

LaLa said...

Annslee says "hi everbody and love baby Coby"

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sorry, you will have to endure her typing : )

Heather said...

grtfggtgtgtgtggg - Hannah says hi, oooh her first shower:)

jennifer said...

I don't know if I have advice, but I definitely have survival tips!

redmaryjanes said...

So Laura,
What can you tell us about Coby. Is he in a foster home, do you know anything about where he was found or how he came to be at the orphanage?

Truly Blessed! said...

Hi all,

Just popping in to say hi and Congratulations to Laura on the impending arrival of dear Coby.

I hope you are able to travel soon!

Kelly

Jennifer said...

Hey there! Glad I'm not too late. Just wanted to pop in and wish Laura and family Congratulations!!! on precious baby Coby. Can't wait for you to travel and finally bring him home!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Kelly, How is everyone at your house?

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Jennifer!

LaLa said...

He is not in foster care (Annslee was) and the pics from the orphanage kill me as he is in that metal crib with nothing .... I don't know where the blanket and dog we sent are (they are not in recent pics) my guess is somewhere for us to get when we pick him up but that wasn't what I wanted them to do with them of course.
He was born at a millitary hospital and then he and his birthmom went to the hosp in HCMC....she left on the third day. It is weird b/c with Annslee we have NO info at all but with him we have her name and address and the birthfather's.

LaLa said...

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redmaryjanes said...

Laura,

Verna, Shelly Waala, Lynn from Somewhere in the son, your friend Heidi and Alyson and Ford have all asked for your gift info too, but they can't be here today.

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, that is a lot of information. I had no idea that you could get so much.

Heather said...

Hannah was orphanage and through scanning blogs as soon as we got her referral, I found pics of her when she was younger, the crib pictures do kill you!! Laura, how long will you be gone when you travel for Coby?

jennifer said...

Are you going to meet his birth mother?

LaLa said...

Sorry, Annslee was dying to type, anyway, he came to the orphanage on April 21st (this was always the day I thought would be the birthday so that is kind of weird)

Truly Blessed! said...

Everyone is fine here.

I have to agree with whomever said "the crib pictures will kill you" -- AMEN.

My older daughter was in a SWI with the metal cribs, no mattresses and no toys. Thankfully, though, the cribs were zipstripped together, so the kiddos could at least touch each other.

If I ran the world...

LaLa said...

No, I think she gave some false info as the investigation about the address she gave showed nothing.

Travel...we will likely be there a couple of weeks...in the past before they changed some things people were there over a month!

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redmaryjanes said...

It is so hard to wait for a referral, but I am thinking that even after we have the joys of being matched, it will be just as hard waiting to be able to get to Sophia to bring her home.

redmaryjanes said...

HELLO ANNSLEE!!!

Heather said...

How cool about 4/21 - there is always a connection, I think God is so amazing in getting those details in there:)

Heather said...

I'm so glad you won't have to be there a MONTH! Although, all worth it, that is just my practical side speaking

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, a month is a long time, but didn't Guatemala used to be about that long and it seems like the families who are going to Africa are staying a while too.

LaLa said...

Well, after our dream of Malia for years accepting the loss of that was tough to be honest and I think our biggest "God" moment was when I opened his pics (which I was a little afraid to do b/c I didn't know if I'd have the same feelings I had for Annslee's pics) and I saw those two fingers in his mouth just like Annslee : )

redmaryjanes said...

Kelly, do you want to rsvp for the shower? Do you need Heather's address info?

redmaryjanes said...

Hi is very cute. How old is he?

Jennifer said...

That 4/21 connections is so cool!

Laura, can't stick around long :(
We have lots to get done today - only four days 'til we leave for China! My husband will kill me if I'm on here all morning. I'll check back one more time before we leave the house to go vote and run errands.

Big hugs to Annslee!!! Will she be going with you to get Coby?

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, is she going? I keep debating whether to take Eli. My SW says not to and Tim wasn't want to take him. But I think 2 weeks away from us is just too long.

LaLa said...

Hey Jennifer...I am so excited for you going to get sweet Malia : ) Yes, Annslee will go with us and it is all she talks about...she says she wants the Big Airplane to do loops and such but I do NOT!!

LaLa said...

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Kimberley, my suggestion is do what works best for you. SW always are conservative : )

Heather said...

Jenifer, best wishes for your trip to Malia - we will pray for you! Blessings

Heather said...

I definitely think the "take them with you" discussion is different for every family, you will know what is right and what is not - we did things a bit differently and our SW was upset at our choice - it all worked out as it was supposed to

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, now did you all get all of the immunizations that the state department recommends?

Heather said...

We did, in fact , we all did just in case anything changed at the last minute

Saint Louis Family Robinson said...

Hi, it's Mary and Josie in Saint Louis... we've never done one of this BLOGShowers before! But we like trying new things.

Just trying to figure out how we're going to enjoy The Cake via the internet! LOL! I guess it's a CALORIE free cake! LOL!!!!

LaLa said...

We did Hep A & B, and DPT and I think that was it. For VN we are doing Typhoid too : )

mommy24treasures said...

hello I am running out the door but wanted to confirm that LALA's gift will be mailed this week. I am so happy for her family. Coby is such a complete angel:)
Love you LaLa!
Love
Connie

Heather said...

Yeah, you know Kimberley I have said this before, we have got to get better at the food portion of these:) I am thinking chocolate fountain right about now

jennifer said...

We are going to take our three. I know there are negatives to it, but I just think it's too big of a trip for them to miss out. Of course, that is assuming we will get our referral while they are still living with us!! :)

Heather said...

Hi Connnie!!! Great to see you here, girl!

redmaryjanes said...

Welcome Connie, Mary and Josie~

Heather said...

Laura, do you stay at the same place the entire time or is it similar to the China trips?

redmaryjanes said...

Everything at this shower is calorie free!
No dress code either~

redmaryjanes said...

IF ANYONE WANTS NEEDS LAURA'S ADDRESS, JUST SAY YOU WANT TO RSVP AND I'LL E-MAIL IT OVER TO YOU:)

redmaryjanes said...

The chocolate fountain is still on the counter, it's clean and ready to go~

jennifer said...

The dress code is a very good thing! You don't want to see what I have on!! lol...

LaLa said...

We will go to HCMC (Saigon) first as that is where he is and then up to Hanoi to get his Visa : )

The crazy part is that local Vietnamese people will tell us they are glad our baby is from the South...guess some left over war stuff : (

redmaryjanes said...

Yeah, I'm still in my pajamas!! Pink snowflake flannel..I've really got it going on :)

Heather said...

Yep, red pooh flannel - you do not want to discuss that!

Heather said...

My kids are dressed, doesn't that count for something?

LaLa said...

Um...I jumped in the shower and am out ...so you don't want to know what I am wearing or not wearing LOL

We are heading to the Vandy game in a few : )

redmaryjanes said...

What is the Vandy game?

I am hoping to get us to the pumpkin patch today to get our pumpkins.

Today is also day one of taming the dog. Our lab Coop spends so much time out in his pen and it's time to bring him into the house. He's such a wild pooch, but today he's going to start learning to live among us.

Tammy said...

Hi, this is Tammy. I went to elementary AND high school with Lala, and luckily we've been able to stay in touch through the years.

Congratulations Laura...again! How exciting! I am so happy for you and your family. We anxiously await all the travel details with you. As Trey approaches high school graduation in May, looking back it flies by so enjoy each and every moment with your precious ones. They have blessed my life so, as does Annslee for you already and so will little Coby.

Annslee - you are gonna be a cool big sister! Tell your Daddy that I'm headed to UT today with my big baby (Trey) - he's almost 18 years old! We're sitting in the skybox for the UT vs Alabama game tonight!! Go Big Orange!

LaLa said...

I have never taken a shower during a shower before LOL

Laura Nipper said...

Good morning ladies. I am RSVPing and can only stay for a few mins. Congrats Laura on little Coby.

Heather said...

Yea for Coop, no longer and outdoor dweller, it is a good day:)

And Laura, nope, do not want to know:)

Vanderbilt???

LaLa said...

Hey Tammy! Well, you know Mark would love to go to the UT game but we were given tix to Vanderbilt game today and with it being sunny and 70 by game time we are heading over to tailgate. ... we are NOT Vandy fans of course but Miss A loves any football

Hey Laura : )

redmaryjanes said...

LAURA! YOU ARE MY 5TH RSVP AND WIN A PRIZE!!
FINALLY!, I've been trying to get someone to rsvp :)

Laura Nipper said...

Awe really that so cool. How are you Kimberly?

Jennifer said...

Okay, I've got to get going, but I plan to check back later today to read what I've missed.

Laura, I'm so happy for your family! I cannot wait for you to go get Coby - he just looks so sweet and he's such a cutie!! I know having a boy wasn't in the initial plans - we were both to have our Malia's. But, God wants a boy in your family and I'd say he's a keeper!!!

I love the cybershower idea, so bless the person who came up with the idea. This is my first and I'm thankful this Indiana gal got to chat a little with people I've never met before ... including Laura!!! Love the internet!

Thanks for the well wishes for our trip - any and all prayers are welcomed.

Laura, big hugs to you and happy belated birthday to Miss A!!!

HUGS!

PS: I would love the gift information. Probably won't be able to send anything until after our trip. We don't have Target or Babies R Us close to where we live. (I think that's where you're registered.) Please send info to jenniferccbc@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Have fun, beautiful day for football for sure! Tell Mark to keep his ears open for 3 tiks to the Vandy/Florida game. My Gators want to go, but not me! Trey had a 'bye' last night so our last game is next week.

Please PRAY for Trey - he's taking the ACT this morning for the 6th time. Gotta get that score up a bit for UT-K so he can become a Vol (except on days they play Gators!).

Laura Nipper said...

How's Annslee this morning I saw that she was typing away on here. She is just darling and so is Coby.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Jennifer!

redmaryjanes said...

I am doing well Laura! Can you e-mail your address to me? I have a book that I think your children will enjoy. timnkim@gmail.com

redmaryjanes said...

ACT for the 6th time? I will pray for your boy. There is so much pressure now to be able to get into a good school. My oldest is a junior in hs and we are watching his grades closely.

Laura Nipper said...

Of course. I will send you an email in just a few mins. Thanks so much, I am sure they will love it.

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks for RSVP'ing!!

Tammy said...

Yes, 6th time unfortunately. He just needs to get a couple of sections up a point or two. He's like me...can't take those standardized tests. I feel so bad for him; he's a smart kid with a 3.0 GPA but the test scores aren't reflecting it. I cried myself to sleep for him last night, he was so discouraged and not excited about going this morning. It's one of those "mommy can't do it for you but would if she could" moments that just kill you. Thanks for the prayers!

Tammy said...

p.s. I RSVP too :) but I already have LaLa's address so no need to send. Thanks!

LaLa said...

Tammy, I am sure he will do great. We one ticket short for the FLA game too... my sister (from Gainesville) has two for us ... I will look out for more : )

jennifer said...

Well, ladies, I need to run. Time to get out of these PJ's. Have a great day!

Laura, I am so excited for you. Boys are awesome and I can't wait to see you with your little man!!

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Jennifer!

How are you doing Laura, when do you need to head for your game?

Laura Nipper said...

Well ladies I am off to take a shower and get ready for Aiden Western Fair at his school. Have a blessed day and congrats again Laura.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Laura, thanks for dropping in!

redmaryjanes said...

Are you there Laura/Lala?

LaLa said...

Hey...we are leaving in a few minutes! THANK YOU SO MUCH everyone for the sweet wishes and especially THANK YOU to Kimberley who is such a huge blessing to our bloggy world!!!!! I don't think we could get through this w/o all the support : )

Heather said...

Okay, I am off to rid myself of the pooh pjs as well:) Have a wonderful day - Laura, we are so excited for you - you too Annslee.

Kimberley as always you are the best host ever!

Love you girls
Heather

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day everyone and thank you for coming!