THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Sophia & Eli's Room




Many of you have been asking me about Sophia's room. Sophia and Eli will be sharing a room for right now. We have a 4 bedroom house and Zach and Tyler would never share, so that leaves the little ones sharing for a while. I think it will help them bond.
I originally wanted to paint the room yellow, but Tim adamantly said he would not have Eli in a yellow room, so we are doing a lighter sage green. I really love it.
The painting is about 80% done at this point. Hopefully we can get the rest done this weekend and get all of the kids' things into the room. Right now the hallway is packed and so is our room and Zach's room. I tell you, the little ones have a lot of stuff!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sending Sophia a Care Package Via Red Thread China




I heard about this company from Steffie. It is run by a woman named Ann. She is wonderful! They have many services for adoptive families, but the one we are using is for Sophia's care package. You can choose from many different items. We ordered the PJ Package which includes a doll, a pair of nice pajamas, a soft blanket, a camera, candy for the nannies and a letter translated for our daughter.
We also added the photo book. I e-mailed our family photos to Ann and she will put them into the photo book for us.
For an additional $8.00, Ann can make sure that your package gets delivered directly to your child's orphanage. This is important because if you send a package from home, often times it is delivered to the nearest post office to your orphanage and someone from the orphanage is required to go there and retrieve it. If no one from the orphanage claims the package, it may be returned to you at your cost.
Ann is also willing to contact your child's orphanage to see if they will give her updated photos or size information on your child. Many times they do. She contacted Sophia's orphanage yesterday, so we are anxious to see if we can have some updated photos of our girl!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Important! Federal Adoption Tax Credit expires next year.


I read about this on Lena's blog. This is something we all need to take action on. Please post about this and get the word out that this needs to be renewed. Many families won't be able to afford to adopt without this credit.

New Items Needed for the Auction

I want to say thank you so much to everyone who has donated to and/or purchased from the auction. We are a little low on auction items right now, so if anyone has anything that they no longer use or want at home and think it would do well at the auction, please let me know.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thank You So Much!


Thank you so much Kim and Kelly for the most amazing on-line shower I have ever seen! I had a wonderful time yesterday.
I want to thank everyone who came. It meant so much to me that you took time out of your day to celebrate our daughter.
A special thank you to Lynn at Livi Lu, Colleen at Nutty Chic, Kayce, Kathy's Bows and Doris for
donating the fabulous shower prizes.

If you want to see the photos, click on the link in the post below. There are so many that I can't do the shower justice in a post here.

Thank you so much everyone! I think our daughter is going to look like a little princess now.