A Little Happy Post

I have been writing about so many heavy things that it is time to assure everyone that life really is moving along. Sweet Pea got home today from a 3 1/2 week trip to Europe. She had an amazing time and brought home lots of good chocolate. Mimi is starting a housesitting job tonight. Noah had his wisdom teeth pulled on Friday and is recovering quickly. Earlier today he was eating hummus on pancakes and tonight he tried a little bit of pizza. Samuel worked all morning at his new job at McDonalds and is helping me with the kids this evening. Rusty spent the past week at Boy Scout camp and Russ was able to join the troop for a few days. Today they left on a road trip, along with Ladybug, for an awards banquet where Rusty will be receiving an award for placing fourth in the nation in a VFW essay contest.

Honeybee braided Dimples’ hair for me tonight, something I only learned she could do last week! I am so excited. Honeybee, Dimples, and Boo all signed up for the library reading program today. Eby and Little Man have had an all round good day.

Tomorrow Dimples and I will head to Seattle for an appointment on Monday morning. The weekend is full to overflowing, but good too.

I hope your weekends are going well. I know I have had some questions in my comments lately and I will try to get to them next week.

Thank you for stopping by.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Nicole Anderson
    June 27, 2009

    You are such a busy mama! I don't know how you do it!! Your life sounds full, but full of so much life, and fun! Glad to hear things are going well!!

  2. Laurel
    June 27, 2009

    Good to hear a fun family update … I had no doubt that lots of fun family stuff was happening, in the midst of the Learning Curve. 🙂

    I'd love to pop down to Seattle to meet you for coffee, lunch, or dinner (my treat) … if you ever have an hour or two to spare on your trips that way.


  3. Kathrin
    June 27, 2009

    I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for sharing. I sounds like everyone is buisy and having a good time. I am glad.

  4. Andrea H.
    June 28, 2009

    Great update on your family. I know Sweet Pea brought some good chocolates home. Europe that is where the best sweets are. Enjoy cuz they won't last long. Next time I see you I'll bring you some too.

  5. The Hull's at #4
    June 28, 2009

    Life is so rich, the triplets left for church camp today, so it's just Mom, Dad and Finny. I already miss them! So glad your family's summer is full and busy!

    Blessings from #4

  6. Suzan
    June 29, 2009

    Enjoy Seatle. I've only been there once…was to pick up my little one and we only got to see the airport, uhg! Love your blog and your spirit.Suzan

  7. small world
    July 2, 2009

    We got lots of chocolate too! It's good to have our daughters home…wouldn't you agree?


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