Onesies 21 (there are more than this because I counted packages as one)
Girls Outfits 88
Boys Outfits 48
Socks 35 (there are more because I counted packages as one)
Sun Hats 9
Bibs 17 (there are more because I counted packages as one)
Baby Hats 19
Postage Fund $740.00
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Thank you Lisa for all of these darling summer outfits! I just adore each one of them. I can't wait to see them on the Starfish girls this summer. Lisa's blog is 'Osborn Odds 'N Ends'.
Thank you also for the coffee and gift card. I am so happy that I won the contest on your blog : )
Good Morning Everyone! I missed you all last weekend and have been really looking forward to today : )
I have 3 questions that I would like some help with. I can't seem to be able to find Kate from 'A Special Family'. We used to e-mail back and forth and I had access to her new blog, but it has been months now and I haven't heard from her, I can't get to her blog and I am worried. Does anyone know where she is?
Also, what is going on with blogger? I can't add anyone to my favorite blogs or make changes to the bottom of my blog.
Also, what is everyone using for a music player since e-snips doesn't auto play anymore? I got a good suggestion from Cougchick, but I couldn't get it set up right. Maybe I should get Tim to help me.
If you are new to the chat group, just go in to post a comment and you will see everyone in there talking.
If you would like a blue or yellow Saturday Morning Chat link for you sidebar, just let me know and I will e-mail to you : )
And a very special Thank you to Lisa from 'Osborn Odds 'N Ends' for sending me the best coffee I have ever had in my life. I am drinking it this morning and savoring every drop!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Here I am tonight sorting and removing tags.
Tim's taping up the boxes.
There are 6 packed boxes in the back waiting to be shipped, 3 very large Hefty storage bags filled with clothing that still needs to be packed, the Target bag is filled with shoes, even though I have been putting some into each box and there are 3 coats that still need to be packed up. Most of the medication has been packed up, also most of the oatmeal, and all of the Craisins are packed. Whew! I'm going to bed now.
Crystal, thank you so much for these darling clothes for the Starfish babes. I think the Baby Einstein outfit is my favorite....can you tell? I am so glad to hear that Savannah Hope will be coming home soon! Crystal's blog is 'Johnson Angels'.
Glinda, thank you so much. The coats are very nice and those little dresses are darling. I like that frog too. These will be darling on the Starfish munchkins! Thank you also for your generous donation to the postage fund. Glinda's blog is 'Give Me Back My Slippers'.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I couldn't find any good boxes at work today, so there won't be any packing tonight. I will look again tomorrow and so will Tim. Hopefully we can get our hand on 3 or 4 good sized ones.
I have heard from several of you that you are concerned about your boxes getting here in time. If you have mailed your boxes recently, please leave a comment on this post so I know everyone's that I need to look out for. I will use this post as a checklist. I will not ship out until I have everyone's items. So, please do not worry.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Well, tonight was interesting and fun to say the least. We began as a family to pack up the Starfish donations. First of all, we removed the tags from the clothing so they they don't appear new. This can keep Amanda from having to pay a tax on the boxes. We pooled together, all of the medications, oatmeal, Craisins, coats and shoes so we can divide them up between the boxes so that if one is lost, there will be similar items in other boxes.
Tyler removed the oatmeal packs from their boxes and put them into Ziploc bags for easier shipping and he helped me remove tags. Tim was in charge of sucking the air out of the spacebags (he loved that) and taping up the boxes. Zach carried some things downstairs for me. I folded everything up and got it organized.
All in all it went well, but the hubs and I don't agree on how full the boxes should be. I have been told not to overpack them because if they burst along the way, all of the contents will be lost. Tim is a pack rat and can't bear to have a spare centimeter in the box..so we had a few 'discussions' about it. I think we've found a happy medium.
After 3 hours, I think we're about 30% done. We have 4 boxes filled. I'll try to take some photos of us packing tomorrow night. We're getting a pretty good system together. : )
Connie, your Starfish donation came today in the mail and I opened it up and the clothes are absolutely beautiful. Since it came today, it was set on the floor by the desk downstairs while we had dinner.
After dinner we began getting things packed up to send out to Starfish in China. The boxes were brought down that we were planning to pack tonight. Your box was mixed in and the good news is that all of your items are packed up. The bad news is that I didn't notice and didn't get them photographed to post.
I am sorry! I feel awful that you won't be able to see your items posted.
Let me tell everyone that I know some children will be wearing those gorgeous outfits on their gotcha days.
Love You Girl! Please forgive me...if you could have seen the piles of clothes tonight, you'd have mercy on me : )
Connie's blog is 'Mommy 2 4 Treasures'.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Happy Monday Everyone! I spent this weekend with my closest girlfriend Julie. She has two little girls; Olivia and Savannah, ages 4 & 2 and I brought Eli who is in the middle at 3. They had a great time playing together. Savannah is my Goddaughter and Julie and her husband Joe will be Sophia's Godparents. Tim was away this past weekend in Florida taking care of his sister. Her husband (my BIL) is in the air force and has been sent to Korea for a year. She was having surgery last week, so Tim went down to help her.
Julie's husband is an airline pilot and was also away for the weekend. So, this was a rare opportunity for us to be alone together. Well, as alone as you can be with 3 preschoolers...but we had the best time. I am so renewed. I have known Julie for 13 years now and we have been through it all together. I love her very dearly. She is one of the key women in my life who I rely on for balance and advice.