Thursday, August 07, 2008

Taking a Break...

For the first time, I am taking a break. We are going through something that I cannot discuss. It is taking everything we have. My heart and my soul are exhausted. Do not worry, there is nothing bad happening to us. We are on the road to one of our greatest joys, it is just that there is some anguish along the way. We don't know if we are at the beginning or nearing the end of the road, but we have turned off of our initial path and are moving forward in a new direction.
We have been in continuous prayer and are seeking God's guidance on a daily basis. Please pray for us. Pray for God's will to be done, pray for our faith, pray for peace for our hearts as we wait for God to show us the way.
I will be back when things are calmer and clearer.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dinner With New Friends...

Last night we had the pleasure of being able to meet Special K /Karen and her family for dinner. They are visiting family here in Michigan.
My camera battery died after only 2 shots, and only one of those came out ok, so here is the only photo I have. Karen has some fantastic ones, so I'll have to snitch them from her blog 'Live, Love, Laugh' when she posts them.

This is Eli and Micah who became fast friends. They drove their cars all over our area of the restaurant and jumped around dancing and shaking their booties. They had so much fun. All the way home Eli talked about his friend Micah and asked us where his house is and if he can see him tomorrow.

Karen and her husband are wonderful. I really encourage anyone who has the opportunity to meet some of the families who they have met through the blogs to take it. We had a wonderful evening. The time just flew by. When you are adopting or have already adopted, you have so much in common to begin with that the conversations just flow.

Please let us know whenever you come back in town, we would love to meet up with you guys again!

18 months...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Seventh Diamond Children's Clothing Swap!

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 : )