Saturday, June 21, 2008

Welcome to April's Baby Shower!!

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to April's Baby Shower for little Eliana! The baby shower runs from 10am to 2pm (I'm on Eastern Time). It is an open chat, so just jump right into the comments and say hello to everyone. If you would like to rsvp and receive April's gift list, just leave that in the comments and I will get her gift list and address over to you. If you want to purchase a particular item, just let me know and I will remove it from the list.

Each 5th RSVP will receive a prize pictured in the post below. If there is a particular prize you would like to claim, leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail at

1st Prize Winner is Daleea from 'Jewels of My Heart'.
2nd Prize Winner is Shelly from 'That Girl'

*The shower chat room is now closed, but please leave a comment with your e-mail address if you would like to rsvp and receive April's gift list. I will be checking the post throughout the day. Also, you are still able to win prizes. Each 5th rsvp will be listed above, so check back and see if you win!

Shower Prizes!

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?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Baby Shower and Saturday Morning Chat....Tomorrow's Schedule...

Tomorrow morning we will be having the Saturday Morning Chat Group from 8am to 10am. Then April's shower will kick in from 10am to 2pm. (I am on Eastern time) So, please drop in and chat for a while and then stay if you can to enjoy the shower!
To recap how my baby showers work, it will be an open chat just like the Sat Chat from 10am-2pm, so drop in and talk with us for a while. Of course....there are prizes! Each 5th rsvp comment will receive a shower prize and I will display the winners on the shower post so that you all can see if you have won! If you cannot make it from 10am to 2pm, no problem, just leave an rsvp comment and I will be checking in from time to time and will get April's gift list out to you!
There will also be a fabulous co-host, Paula from 'The Baby Journals'.
Should be a fun morning tomorrow!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chinese Moon Festival Lanterns...Aren't These Cute?

I just picked up these Chinese Moon Festival Lanterns at Tuesday Morning. Aren't they cute? They are made of terracotta and were only $5.00 each. I am just thrilled with them!

Quotes for the Week...

These quotes were sent to me by Nikki at 'The Priceless Princess'.

Thank you Nikki, your friendship means a lot to me. Thanks for reaching out.

" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. "

~ Unknown

"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. "

~ Unknown

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."

~ Nora Roberts

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thank You...All of You...

I want to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and support over these past few weeks, has it been months? Thank you for sending me e-mails telling me what dates are through the review room. Thank you for sending me uplifting cards, I just received yours Amy and it made my day. I have a card that I use as a bookmark from Nancy at ASENND and I read it over and over. I have kept every greeting I have received on this journey in a special and beautiful box. When I feel overwhelmed, I go to that box and it rejuvenates me. Thank you for recognizing that I'm not myself and praying for me. Thank you for your friendship.
As many of you know, I am really struggling with my adoption agency. I am ten steps ahead of them with information and they are not motivated at all to help me find my way to my girl. I am a doer and a driver. The back seat is not a place where I am comfortable. I want to see movement and change for the better, I want to see dreams come true and I'm willing to work to make it happen. I am with an agency that has no sense of urgency, no need to know more, no desire to be proactive. You can imagine how that's working for me : )
I have made my thoughts and concerns very clear to deaf ears and that seems to be all I can do for now. So, I'm going to get on with the happy parts of my life and know that God is in control.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm Throwing a Baby Shower for April This Saturday!!!

This Saturday is the baby shower for April and Eliana from 'The Road to Siji'. I throw my showers like open houses, so please come by any time and leave a comment to rsvp for her gift list. There will be shower prizes and fun! If you cannot attend, please feel free to leave a comment on this post and I will get her gift list and address out to you. If you would like to promote the shower by displaying this gorgeous graphic by Daleea on your blog, let me know and I will get it to you.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Steffie!

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Steffie at 'Never Too Many'. I love you girl!

Sunday, June 15, 2008