Dimples' Turn to be the Birthday Girl

Dimples’ 11th birthday celebration was the highlight of the weekend.  We had grandparents, a cousin, friends, and most of our immediate family, for a grand total of 19 around the table and four children at the kitchen island.  Dimples chose the menu which included ribs, mocha toffee cheesecake, and even spicy Doritos. After a not-so-good morning at church, we were relieved that she enjoyed her party and even her gifts.

Dimples’ birthday followed a potluck we hosted for 50 people Saturday night, which was fun – and seriously wild and crazy.  The kids had a great time and have already asked if everyone can come again.  One of the nicest parts was having other adoptive moms who “get it” here.

It was a very big weekend and I woke up feeling tired; eventually I realized that I’m coming down with some sort of bug.  Mimi was sick last week, and some of the kids have been feeling a little off, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. We had a full day planned, including a therapy appointment over an hour and a half away. Russ is going to go in  my place.

I hope your week is starting well.  I’ll do my best to post a Tuesday Topic tomorrow.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Lisa

 

 

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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.

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  1. mamitaj
    October 29, 2012

    YEAH! Happy birthday, Dimples! You are loved !

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  2. Debbie
    October 29, 2012

    Ooooooo….would love the cheesecake recipe! 🙂

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      October 29, 2012

      Debbie, it was very good. There were a couple of errors in the recipe, but it is from a church cookbook, so I can contact the person who contributed it to find out what to do with the extra heavy whipping cream it called for but never used. Once I get the right instructions, I'll post it – and if I forget, remind me.

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  3. Emily
    October 29, 2012

    love the pic. can't wait to see yall.

    Reply
  4. Laurel
    October 29, 2012

    Glad the birthday party went well.

    Recipe. Yes. Please.

    Hugs!

    Laurel

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  5. Sarah
    October 30, 2012

    I'm not sure I've ever commented before but I feel compelled to do so now: feel better!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      October 30, 2012

      Thank you, Sarah – I appreciate it!

      Reply
  6. dorimoerer
    October 30, 2012

    Happy birthday, Dimples!!! How great to be able to celebrate your wonderful daughter in a way that makes her smile. So happy to hear that she had a fun birthday celebration with loved ones all around her.

    Reply

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