Saturday, July 19, 2008

Welcome to Dawn's Baby Shower for Lucy Joy!

Welcome everyone to Dawn's Baby Shower for Lucy Joy! I have been seeing a lot of people come in from Dawn's blog, so I thought I'd better get a post up to welcome everyone!

Dawn is asking for Books and Bows. Lucy Joy is almost 4 years old and has a beautiful full head of hair and Dawn needs some nice things to put in it. Also, if you'd like to send one of your favorite books, that would be wonderful!

If you have a favorite book in mind to purchase and would like to e-mail the title to me, I'll track them so that we don't send any doubles.

There are shower prizes for each 5th RSVP that I receive from a shower guest, so please leave a comment to rsvp and I will get you listed for a prize and e-mail Dawn's address to you. Please leave your e-mail address in the comments.

Meanwhile, we will be having a live chat session for the shower, so feel free to jump in and talk with us in the comments too!

Please take note that Dawn has created a travel blog where you can follow their journey to Lucy in China 'We Love Lucy'.

First shower prize goes to Verna 'The Bigs & The Littles'
Second shower prize goes to Heather 'Our Little Ladybugs'

*The shower has ended, but if you would still like to rsvp to send a gift, please do so in the comments section and I will get Dawn's address out to you. Thank you everyone for a wonderful time!

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!


Friday, July 18, 2008

The Grand Opening of Lady Peep Boutique!

Daleea's Children's Fashions On-Line Boutique.

Welcome to Lady Peep Boutique.

I will be posting pics of items that will be available to purchase. At this time I will not be taking orders.... only selling my designs as I make them. I am hoping the Lord will use this as a means to help my family, and to someday bring my Isabella home from China. Part of the proceeds will be going to various charities and families who are trying to bring their little ones home.
Thank you so much and God's Speed to your heart's desire.

Meadow Song...

Meadow Song
A Meadow filled with wildflowers, birds singing and your little darling as she skips pebbles upon a babbling brook.... it just doesn't get any sweeter than this.
Trimed in antique lace. A tiny pocket for secret treasures. 3 little mice buttons to call her own. Accented with powder blue bows.....
Welcome to the joy of Meadow Song.... Size 3T a Lady Peep Design
$60.00 plus $6.00 S$H
The first email I receive regarding purchase I will send you an envoice to pay via Pay Pal. Payment must be received within 48 hours or the item will go to the next email received.
Thank you so much and may God Bless You....

Shopping at the Boutique
At this time I will not be taking orders. I will list an outfit for sale when it is finished. It will be sold to the first email I receive stating that they want to purchase it. I will then send an invoice via Pay Pal. The item will be shipped withing 48hrs of payment. If you would like to be notified via email when there is an new item for sale. Please leave a comment saying so with your email and when some thing is available I will let you know.Thank you so much and may your heart overflow with the love of Jesus..............God's Speed sweet Isabella

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Quote for the Week...

A Dog's Life...

This is our black lab Cooper. His favorite summer activity is retrieving the tennis balls that we hit out into the lake with a tennis racket. We launch them out as far as we can and he happily swims out and brings them back to us.

Cooper has a friend Max who lives 2 doors down and it's a race between the two of them to see who can get to the ball the fastest. Max is about 4 years younger, and a faster he usually wins.
Eli loves to get out with Daddy and the neighbor guys and play with the dogs. This is Nugget, she lives a couple of doors down.

Here's the race between Max and Cooper. Pretty neck and neck, but Max is a little ahead.

Another pic of Eli and Nugget. She is a golden retriever pup.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update for Starfish Book Drive Participants...

If you are still working on putting together your small package for Amanda at Starfish, here is a needs list that she just sent to me yesterday. I bought things off of the original list she gave to me, and she still needs though too, so do not worry if you bought products that she had originally asked for. There are two new babies at Starfish, Karlee and Nicholas and they are very small. Both of them have been ill with some type of a flu virus. Nicholas had to be sent to the hospital, but is doing much better now. They both are growing which is wonderful.

This is the the e-mail I received from Amanda:

We went through our boxes and here is an updated needs list:
  1. Overnight Original Desitin
  2. Mucinex Expectorant for children 2 to 11 (liquid)
  3. Little Remedies Saline solution (
  4. Little Remedies Decongestant Nose Drops (
  5. Little Remedies Laxative
  6. Motrin Children (2 years and older)
  7. Preemie diapers
We do not needs loads of the Little Remedies Nose drops and decongestant but we are always in need of Motrin, Desitin and diapers. If you can believe it there are no preemie diapers to be found in China. Karlee and Nicholas used the last in our storage. They are now using newborn diapers but they are too big. Hopefully soon they will fit into them :)
Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate everything you do for the babies and me. More than what I can say.
Life, Love and Laughter,

Starfish Foster Home

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Lately I've been reading quite a bit about anonymous commenters leaving nasty notes behind on peoples blogs. I've been hearing about people harassing through e-mails. I'm going to tell you that I think it's nuts and I know it's hurtful.
A blog is a journal and if you are blessed enough to be let into someone's life...even on the small level that a blog allows, you should be supportive and allow yourself to be enriched by it. If you think someone's blog is boring...don't read it. If you think their children never do anything fun...then stop dropping by.
Unless a fellow blogger makes a commitment to you, they do not owe you anything. It is not their job or their goal to entertain you.
I have seen too many wonderful blogs that I was benefiting from having to go private or shut down altogether because someone decided that it was their right to become hurtful and go into attack mode. It isn't your right. A blog is a reflection of someone else's life...not yours. It is their forum to speak their own thoughts and share what pieces of their lives they choose.
No one should feel outside pressure to post or curb their thoughts or ideas to please someone else out here.
I have been very fortunate and haven't had to deal with this, but I will tell you that if someone decided to start leaving me snarky comments...I would hope they would have enough spine to at least leave their name. Anonymous is a pretty cowardly way to launch an attack.

These issues are why I have the Blogging Without Obligation graphic on my sidebar.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Next Baby Shower....Welcome Lucy Joy!!

This Saturday I am hosting a shower for Dawn and her Lucy Joy. Now, Lucy is almost 4 years old, so this is more of a little girl shower. Dawn is asking for hair bows and accessories and books. So please join us this Saturday. There will be shower prizes and a lot of fun. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISPLAY THE SHOWER GRAPHIC ON YOUR SIDEBAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GET IT OUT TO YOU! The shower will run from 11am to 2pm. If you can't make it during that time, that is ok. I will be checking for comments throughout the day and you are welcome to rsvp by leaving a comment and I will get her address to you.


I hope that you all have a great Monday! My SIL came back over with my two nephews yesterday and stayed over. They are heading out today to their new home in Missouri. My BIL was here over the 4th of July but has returned to Korea to continue his 1 year tour there. So, that leaves my SIL with another 6 months without him and having to coordinate the family move to the next Air Force base where he will be stationed. I am sad to see them go. My SIL is a very special person and I love being around her.

Sunday, July 13, 2008