THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, October 18, 2008

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

Good Morning and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Laura/Lala's Baby Shower is next Saturday starting at 10am Eastern Time, so please mark your calendars and join us. It would be wonderful if any of you could do a post to advertise the shower. She is registered at Target, so send me an e-mail if you don't know her name and would like more information on how to access the registry. Just go to target.com and enter her name under baby registries.

I will be checking in and out today as it is my son Tyler's Birthday today and I will be making breakfast for him and his friend Alistair who stayed over last night.
Happy Birthday my beautiful boy!


THE SAT CHAT IS CLOSED...TAKING TYLER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST :) HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE!

110 comments:

amy said...

scratch the email that I just sent you. Good morning

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Amy! Good Morning!

redmaryjanes said...

I read your e-mail. I haven't really decided what to do with the Sat Chat. I'm keeping it going for now. I may switch to doing it once a month or for special events happening in the adoption world that should be discussed. It won't disappear all together. But if there isn't going to be one on a Saturday, I'll let you all know.

amy said...

Good mornin sunshine

redmaryjanes said...

So, how are you guys doing? Any news from your agency on matching you? We haven't been matched yet.

redmaryjanes said...

Did you have a hard time bringing up my blog? Someone has told me that my blog has been crashing their computer lately and I wonder if it's my countdown graphics.

amy said...

NO problems with the blog. Rumor has it that we are in review at the moment. Our agency does get a designated list and has been matching several each week. But so far, not us. I think they are matching MCC Dec of 06 but every MCC is different so I have no idea where we are in the line

redmaryjanes said...

I know our agency is trying to find a good match for us, but they say they are having a hard time because the babies that have been newly coming onto the shared list have been more serious SN.

amy said...

IM hearing that as well. The kids on our agencies website (the ones that dont get matched) have some serious ones as well.

I read on Carols blog she will be here this morning

redmaryjanes said...

Oh good, I love talking with Carol.

redmaryjanes said...

I wonder where all of the mild SN babies are going. Steffie B and I were talking about that the other day.

amy said...

there used to be a lot of just cleft lip/palate. Do other countries adopt as many SN kids as the USA does?

redmaryjanes said...

The only place I have to watch for that is Starfish and it seems like the majority of her babies are coming to the US, but two recently have gone to the Netherlands and one to Spain that I know of.

LaLa said...

Good morning Kim and Amy : ) Watching Little Bill here and making pancakes. Heading to a pumpkin patch this morning Annslee is beside herself with joy thinking about it! Trying to do it before the temp hits 70 and spoils the mood : )

redmaryjanes said...

There used to be a lot of hep b babies, but I barely see any anymore and mild heart babies. Now it seems like the majority of the babies are serious. There still are a lot of cleft babies.

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Laura, I forgot what state you are in and I don't have my address book at this computer. What state are you in to help the shower ladies find you?

Is 10am Eastern ok for next Saturday? I can change it.

amy said...

good morning Lila! I love Little Bill

LaLa said...

We are in TN : ) So central time and believe me...9 am is fine as we are definitely up!

redmaryjanes said...

I thought maybe we could go until 12 noon or 1pm. 2 or 3 hours. What do you think?

Dannye said...

morning all, just stopping by to say hey before I jump in the shower in a moment, got to get out the door by 9....did my baby shower post about Laura's shower next Saturday, don't know if I'll make it cuz it's also my sister's baby shower (she's due 12/8 with a boy, so exciting), but will definitely try and will definitely be getting Coby something!!

amy said...

lala, where in tn are you?

Dannye said...

amy thanks for the text messages you send, they always seem to come when I need them the most, work has been so stressful lately, and your texts bring a smile when most needed

redmaryjanes said...

ok, I just went to the target site and your registry came up just fine :)

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning Dannye! What's going on at work?

Dannye said...

alright all, off to the shower, told you quick post!! will check in again when I get a chance, gotta get my nails done and do the saturday shopping...

redmaryjanes said...

Have fun Dannye! Tell you Mom hello.

Dannye said...

Kim, we have a trial coming up in November, and that is always stressful preparing for trials....

amy said...

We miss you Dannye!

Dannye said...

i will Kim, thanks!!

Kim N Jeff said...

good morning everyone!

redmaryjanes said...

Trial??? What trial??

redmaryjanes said...

Hello there Kim! It's been a long time...what have you guys been up to?

amy said...

Good morning Kim and Jeff!

Kim N Jeff said...

I know it's been way too long... Our Saturdays seem to fill up and I've been trying to get to the gym for a class that is at 9:00cst so by the time I get home chat is done.. As far is what is going on stop over at our blog :)

Kim N Jeff said...

morning Amy! The count down to Disney is on we leave at 6:00 am Friday morning!

redmaryjanes said...

I absolutely love Disney! I am so glad that you guys are able to go.

amy said...

Im so excited for you. WE are still hoping to do one more cruise before the new boats come out!!!!


Just finished a new blog post over at the family blog and working on a post regarding the concert last night

Kim N Jeff said...

I just hope that our birthmom doesn't go into labor early.... She is due Nov. 22nd but has been having contractions and has been taking meds to stop them...

Kim N Jeff said...

The last cruise that we went on was a Disney one but that was over 15 years ago... I'm sure that they have change things since then!

redmaryjanes said...

Birthmom???? What is going on? You guys are out of the China program and have been chosen to be parents of a baby here in the US? A new babe is coming in November???

Woo HOO!!!

Kelley said...

Good morning! Kim, CONGRATULATIONS! I know you have to be so excited. Kimberley, "Happy Birthday" to Tyler today! What a handsome guy he is!

amy said...

Good morning kelley

Kelley said...

Hi Amy! Congratulations to you on your furry baby! SO cute!! I loved the pictures on your blog!

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Kelley, how is little Chloe doing? Can she wear a 2T yet?

redmaryjanes said...

Yes Amy, I think you should keep that dog, she is a sweetie!

amy said...

Just posted another story on her over at the adoption blog. Let me know if it makes sense. She just found her "bed" and is actually laying on it..wowsers

Kelley said...

Chloe's fine, thanks--we're getting over pneumonia. It's been quite a week over here. She can wear some 2T things...but for the most part, we're still in 18 months. :)

Truly Blessed! said...

Morning all,

Checking in from Minnesota where I'm staying with family & having a fun time.

Can't stay, just wanted to say "hi!"

Kelley said...

Kim, have you been having loads of fun getting baby things ready? It's a boy, right? (Going with the music from your blog...) SO EXCITING!!!! What will you name him?

Kim N Jeff said...

Hi Kelley!

Yes birthmom.. :) We aren't out of the China program just looked into other options out there...

amy said...

Hi there. It was really cold in atlanta this morning..it was awesome

redmaryjanes said...

Amy, you need to adopt the dog, she sounds like a perfect match for you guys!

Kim N Jeff said...

Lots of fun...

We have some names but nothing official...

redmaryjanes said...

That is wonderful news Kim! You know, by the time your first little one gets old enough to be a perfect big brother/big sister...it will be time for your baby from China to come home. I think it's a wonderful plan.

Truly Blessed! said...

Oh, and it's my Mac that gets overloaded with your site (well, yours and Steffies actually). I'm using my BIL's big,new (gorgeous!) Mac and his went dead when I first got on your site this morning too.

If I hit the "stop loading" button the minute your site comes up, it usually works and doesn't fail.

Kim N Jeff said...

I've got to run - I have a hair appt in 1/2 hour... You know have to get rid of the reverse skunk that is starting to show :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I have had one other person tell me that my site has been giving them trouble.

amy said...

Kim, thats awesome

Kim N Jeff said...

Amy - just went to your page.... Love the dog!!!! What a cutie!

redmaryjanes said...

Have fun Kim!

amy said...

thankss guys. It really odd how good this dog is. I do not believe in reincarnation but if I did, I would Lucy was showing her self at times.heehee

redmaryjanes said...

I think it may be my Halloween Countdown clock that is causing trouble.

amy said...

head over to www.valtool.blogspot.com

Hubby got some great pics from the concert last night

redmaryjanes said...

Kelley,
That chocolate cake in a cup recipe looks fantastic! My kids will love it:)

Nancy said...

Good Morning ALL!!!
On my way out for a run before it gets crazy here. My SIL and 3 nieces are here until Monday. Last night we did a kid swap. She got to go out with my boys and we got to go out with her girls.
It was a great time had by all.

amy said...

that sounds yummy!

So what was up the extra day of referrals? that was a nice surprise

Carol said...

Hi Kim! What sn are you looking for??? Or can I ask?? Emily was VSD/ASD.....

redmaryjanes said...

Those are some great photos at Michaels's site. Both of those men are amazing.

Carol said...

Morning Amy! Thanks for voting!! Hey can I ask everyone to hop to my blog and help Maddie win the bedroom furniture if you haven't already voted?????

redmaryjanes said...

Nancy,
That sounds so fun! You got to have a little girl night!

redmaryjanes said...

Carol,
We filled out a check list form with all sorts of SN's. ASD/VSD is definitely something we would be willing to accept. They just have heart condition listed and we checked it. But we also checked a number of other conditions. It seems like something is happening with the mild SN babies. The majorities of the babies coming out on the shared list now are moderate to serious.

amy said...

hey carol, nice to see you there..

Yeah the concert rocked..

The Johnson Family said...

Just wanted to say good morning we are headed out to the pumpkin patch we go to the same one every year and this is SH first time!!!!

RMJ when you get a chace can you email me thre graphic to advertise the showe and her name so I can look her up!!

Carol said...

yeah we want to go get a pumpkin today too.........the place we used to go is now $10 a person...which doesn't sound like much, they have a petting zoo, and you get a pumpkin, but with 5 of us now...that's a costly pumpkin day...hee hee

Carol said...

Kim are you looking for as young as possible?

Carol said...

Question....my lawyer adopted from Chile.....years ago, daughter and son are now grown...anyone ever hear of adoptions in Chile??? First time I've heard of this...

The Johnson Family said...

I love the one we go to is free except you buy your pumpkin has a corn maze and petting zoo etc the hayride cost if you want to do that!

Kelley I can't look at your blog anymore it is private can you add me I would love to catch up!

Kelley said...

We went to the pumpkin patch in early Oct. and our pumpkin has rotted already (we never even carved it)! Ugh! Now I need to obtain a new pumpkin...

I really wonder what is going on with China these days. I'm hoping that we see big numbers of referrals soon!

Carol said...

darn! where do you live Johnsons??

amy said...

I love Pumpkin patches..cant wait to have a little one to take to!

Kelley said...

Crystal, I thought you were able to see my blog...did you change your email? Email me at kapow1969@yahoo.com, and I'll get you a new invite!

Carol said...

Amy...I always went and took my nieces and nephews....I have 5 of them....I never grew up...hee hee

Kelley said...

Amy, you guys should go to the pumpkin patch! Take your furry baby! That way, you can scope it out for next Halloween, when I am hoping you'll have your ittle one!

Carol said...

Do you guys give out candy? We had about 50 kids last year!!!!!

The Johnson Family said...

We live in tennesseeand with a family of 7 I agree little things get costly quick!!

I have never heard of chile but I did recently hear aljerbeaia (sp) supposedly 4 to 12 month wait

there are SN boy infants from korea looking for a homestudy ready family any one interested ii will try to send the email i got on them from aour agency

well I gotta hope off and get my lottle pumpkins ready !!!
Have a great morning!

Congrats on the baby in november I am goiong to try and head over to your blog when we get home to see the story!!

Monica said...

Hi, all! Just dropping in for a moment before I race off to work! (And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TYLER!!!)

Carol said...

have a good day Johnsons! 7 wow, bet you never get done laundry....I have 5 and I never get out of the laundry room!!!!!!

Welcome Monica!!

redmaryjanes said...

We signed up for 0-3. It is not really important for me to have AYAP. Eli will be 4 in November, so I am kind of hoping Sophia will be around two, that will give us a nice gap.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a great day Crystal! I'll e-mail you the graphic.

Monica said...

Haven't caught up on ALL the prior comments yet, but wanted to wish Annslee fun at the pumpkin patch this morning!!!

redmaryjanes said...

How are you doing Monica? Boy your children sure are growing up! It's wonderful to see you here.

amy said...

I can not wait to celebrate with you

Carol said...

oh yeah 2 is a great age....Emily turned 3 in August and her little personality is now coming out. She has two older brothers and has no problem taking up for herself.....it's so funny!

redmaryjanes said...

I LOVE ANNSLEE! She is so cute!

Carol said...

cute puppy Amy!

Monica said...

Thank you! Our kids grow up a bit too fast, I think!!!

Oh...and I wanted to say, your blog has never slowed my computer or had trouble loading. And I am SO IMPRESSED by how your blog has a NEW LOOK nearly every time I log on! I am scared to tinker with my blog template for fear I will TOTALLY mess it up. I am always in awe of all you more techonologically accomplished bloggers who breeze through changing your templates right and left all the time!

amy said...

thanks Carol. She is silly

Monica said...

Wish I could stay and chat longer, but, I guess I really need to get myself into work ASAP!

So, see you all later (in cyberspace, that is)!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!!!

Carol said...

Emily is telling me that it is time to go....she is feeling ignored.......I must say goodbye folks.............

Kelley said...

I completely agree with Monica. I'm too scared to tweak my blog at all, and I love looking at how you change yours all the time, Kimberley!

I'm going to be so interested to see who little Sophia is! She's going to have so many adoring fans one day!

Kelley said...

I need to go, too. I'm trying to get caught up on posting over at my blog.

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you ladies! I have a lot of fun working around with my blog :)

LaLa said...

Hey ladies..gotta run...my internet is acting up anyway : ( Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Carol said...

oh and PS...Tyler is a cutie.......

Ok Emily is now being a little monster and trying to lock me in the office........I must go........

redmaryjanes said...

I hate to leave you all too, but I have to take Tyler out for his Birthday Breakfast!

Have a wonderful weekend!

amy said...

bye ladies!

amy said...

anyone still here? just wonderin

Dawn S. said...

oh I missed out but Morning anyway!!:)

Kristy said...

Good gosh he doesn't look like you does he???? lol

I tagged you Kimberly!!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to Tyler, he is beautiful indeed! (cute photo!)