Happy (almost) Easter!

In my opinion, tomorrow is the highlight of the Christian year and we like to celebrate it in a big way. This year that means lots of friends, but not too much work. A clean house, bountiful food, and my lively family are what I can offer my guests. My method for entertaining at this stage of life is to invite people and tell them to bring whatever they like. I then cook whatever I like and we eat whatever arrives. This year we are even using paper plates and plastic cups. I’m estimating we’ll have nearly 60 people here (including my gang). Strangely, once everybody arrives and we’re standing together to pray, I will inevitably feel that we could have invited more.

Much to Ladybug’s dismay there will not be a complex treasure hunt, complete with GPS clues and visits to the neighbors (like we had a few years ago). Ladybug’s next suggestion was an Easter egg hunt, but I feel like I am doing well just to have Easter baskets for my eleven children. My alternative is a big bag of candy, and a pile of plastic eggs which the kids can fill and hide for each other. It works for me!

We still need to color eggs (the pictures above are from last year), bake, clean, braid hair, fill Easter baskets, and more. I need to stop typing and get busy!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter – Jesus died and rose again, and I will never be the same.


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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. Signe
    April 11, 2009

    Madison asked who was coming over. I told her the list, and she said “oh, so not very many people.” I said I thought 40ish was a good crowd. These kids have very skewed perspectives. I can’t wait to see what their get togethers look like.

    Praise the Lord for all of our kids.

  2. ACK
    April 12, 2009

    when you talked about your daughter wanting to have a easter hunt using the gps it made me wonder are you guys geocachers? Just was wondering? I am a geocacher so i was just curious if you guys were or not. If you not let me know and i can explain it to you if you need me to.


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