Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fishing With Tyler In His Rowboat...

Tyler inherited the rowboat.


Catching a lily pad
And I think this is the worst picture ever taken of me. It looks like I have a mustache. But this tiny fish that I caught was so cute, we took a picture. We caught around 12 fish today : )

Friday, August 01, 2008

Good Morning Saturday Morning Chat Group!...It's Time for the Seventh Diamond Children's Clothing Swap!!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group. It's pretty quiet from what I can tell in blogland. We still have some friends out of the country to bring home their chidlren, so let's continue to support them. Paula from 'The Baby Journals' is giving away a Starbucks'd better believe I signed up for that! Amanda has been receiving some packages from the Starfish Book Drive, so thank you to everyone who sending a book and some supplies.

What do you think?

Ok everyone, it's time for The Seventh Diamond Children's Clothing Swap and this is how it works....

1) Go through your child's closet and make a list of the things that they have outgrown that you would be willing to swap, the sizes they are and the brands you have. For Eli I have all size 4T winter clothing: 3 sweaters, 6 shirts, 1 sweatshirt, 2 pairs of jeans, 7 pairs of pajamas. The brands I have are wonderkids, Gap, Old Navy, UR H, Now & Zen, Harry & Me, Land's End, Carter's & Cherokee. I also have a size 3T Columbia coat.

2) Identify the size and types of clothing you would like to receive. I would like to receive girls clothes in sizes 18 month to 3T. Winter preferably.

3) Send me an e-mail with this information at

If I receive an e-mail from a Mom who is looking for what you have to send and I have someone who is looking to give away what you need, I will match you up. I will do my best to match Moms with other Moms who like the same brands and I will try to match you up with an even number of items. When you are matched, I will send you the address of the Mom you are going to ship your outgrown clothing to. You have one week to send your box.

Now, this is an at your own risk swap. I will do my best to match everyone well. Please send gently used clothes, no tears, no holes, no stains. Send clothing you would love to receive : )

*The chat room is now closed. Have a great weekend everyone!

Earthquake measuring 5.8 hits Sichuan Province

I can't seem to find very much information about this earthquake which hit Sichuan yesterday. It measured 5.8 which is pretty sizeable, but was not as large as the May earthquake which also hit Sichuan. According to the articles I can find, there are no reports of fatalities.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Please Send a Hug to my Friend Carla..A New Adoptive Mom

Please send a hug or some comforting words to my friend Carla at 'Bringing Nicholas Up'. She has just brought home her beautiful son Nicholas from Russia and he is grieving and going through the normal processes of adjusting. But she is going through all of this for the first time and feeling a little confused and lost emotionally as well. Which we all know is normal, but I think she could use some comfort and encouragement from some Moms who have gone through it before. If you could visit her blog, I would really appreciate it. She needs a little support from the sisterhood.

Quote for the Week...

I will tell you that this quote is really a reflection of me. If I can't get through one door, I will find another or make my own. And if that doesn't work, I'll knock on the door for so long that I eventually annoy the daylights out of the person on the other side and they let me in so I'll stop knocking : )

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thank You Everyone!

Thank you everyone for all of your comments about your children and their special needs. They were quite helpful to me last night as I was putting together the packet for our agency. I will be faxing it over to my social worker today. I think it turned out really well.
Please pray for us and for all of the families who are waiting. I am feeling really good about this and feel like we are moving in the right direction. I don't know how much longer we will be waiting, but at least I believe that we are on our way.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Help Wanted....Special Needs List

Hello everyone! My agency is forwarding me a special needs checklist to fill out for them so that they know what conditions we would be comfortable with. There are so many different special needs and so many terms. I would like to ask anyone who has a special needs child and is comfortable talking about it to please leave me a comment describing the SN so that I can have something to refer to besides the internet when I fill out this form.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008