Saturday, October 25, 2008

Good Morning and Welcome to Laura/Lala's Babyshower for little Coby!!


I want to begin by saying that I have known Laura for quite some time now and she has been such a source of encouragement and strength for all of us waiting Moms. I love you girl, and I am just so happy that you all received your referral and little Coby will be home soon with his darling sister Annslee and all of you.

If blogshowers are new to you, what you do is just jump into the comments, that is where we all talk to each other. Just right click on 'words from a friend' to comment and click on 'open link in new window'...the comments will open up wide and you will easily be able to see what everyone is saying.

If you want to rsvp for the shower, let me know in a comment or by e-mail at and I will send Laura's address to you so you can send a gift for Coby.

Laura is registered at both Target and Babies 'R' Us. She asking for clothing to be in sizes 9 to 12 months~

There are shower prizes for each 5th person who rsvp's! I 'll get a photo on here shortly of the prizes!!


The shower has ended, but if you would like to send a gift, please send me an e-mail at and I will get Laura's address to you.

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to the chat! It's going to be a short chat this morning that will move into Laura/Lala's Baby Shower for little Coby!

If you have not already voted for your favorite blog in the Halloween Blog Contest, please do, there are some fantastic blogs entered this year and I know that the ladies worked really hard on them.

If you volunteered to judge the contest, please e-mail your top 3 choices to me as soon as you can. Whichever top 3 judges choice blogs has the most votes will win!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tomorrow is Lala from Ladybugs & Dragonflies Babyshower to Welcome Coby!

Tomorrow morning is Laura/Lala's babyshower for little Coby! Please join us in welcoming Annslee's little brother. There will be a lot of fun, some great conversation and shower prizes too! We all know how important it is to welcome these new little ones home. All of this time Laura has been anticipating a second daughter, so I know that she needs some 'little boy things' around her home.
Truly, it seems like I have followed her journey for such a long time now and I guess it's been close to two years that I have been reading her blog and enjoying her friendship.

The shower begins at 10am eastern time, it will run until 1pm, so please join us if you can.

Many of you have asked me for a gift list. Laura is registered for Coby at Target, so if you need her last name or state info, just ask at the shower or leave a comment and I will get it to you so you can pull up the registry on-line and see the things that she needs.


The Halloween Blog Contest!

Ok everyone, it's getting close here! There have been a lot of votes cast and we have a last minute entry, so if you have not already voted....please do. Send me an e-mail and let me know which blog is your favorite.

And if you want to have a little fun today....take a look at these blogs, they really are wonderful!

ALSO IF YOU VOLUNTEERED TO JUDGE...please send me an e-mail and let me know you are still participating because I have only heard from one judge so far.










The winner will be announced on Halloween Morning!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

How to set up your blog reading list...

Ok everyone, this really is a great tool and it is easy to use....this is what you do:

1) Click on the B Blogger icon on the upper left of your blog.

2) It will take you to your dashboard...this is where you want to be.

3) Scroll down a little bit and you will see Reading List...this is where you will enter the blogs that you like to follow

4) Click on the add button and wait a few seconds...a box will appear for you to enter the address of a blog you would like to follow...enter it entirely in the box.

5) Hit next and it will be added to your reading list and each new post for it will come up under the all blogs heading, or you can click directly onto the blog name and see many recent posts.

You'll love it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some Pics From Tyler's Birthday...

Here is Tyler with his close friend Alistair. They have been best buds since 2nd grade.

Tyler does not like cake, so we do a chocolate fountain for his birthdays with all of his favorite treats to dip into it. I put his candles into the marshmallows so we can still sing to him and he can blow out his candles.

This year was all about guitar hero!

My children's birthdays are emotional times for me. I spend the day thinking about when they were born and what a priveledge it has been to be the one holding their hands through their lives. Tyler was my miracle boy. I was in crisis at 9weeks and he was never supposed to make it . My OB sent me home and told me I would miscarry. I found a new OB who nursed me through the next 7 months and never gave up hope. So, a big thank you to Anita my doctor who did everything she could to keep us stable and to my God who blessed me beyond what I could ever deserve.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Keisha's Having a Giveaway at her Hairbow Blog!

Hi there ladies! If you love hairbows, here is the place to go. Keisha is re-launching her hairbow blog and is having a give-away.

Click here to head over and get signed up!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I Am Engaged...With You All.

I have had a couple of blogfriends note that I have been sort of 'out of it' lately. And I want you to know that it is not my intention. I have bitten off a lot right now, not more than I can chew, but a lot and I'm trying to do everything justice.
I will get through this and be on top of my game again soon, it's just that a lot is going right now in my family, with my blog, with my church and with many of you who I care about.
Adoption has really become so important to me and I want to do everything I can to support it here on-line and also in my local community. I will find the balance to be able to do both, it's just taking some tweeking.
One huge help to me has been the new blogger tool. I learned about it from Keisha. I just click on the B Blogger icon on the top left of my blog and I can input all of the blogs I want to follow and their latest posts show up right there for me. It's a dream! (I never could figure out bloglines).
So please don't give up on me right now. I'm still in the game and I have big plans for events coming up in the future that will help waiting children and our families.

Sunday, October 19, 2008