We know how to have a good time on New Year’s Eve!
Happy New Year’s Eve!
Just in case you have ever wondered how much energy Dimples has, here she is playing with Noah. She is incredibly strong and lively. As far as she is concerned, the more exciting the better!
I went around the house taking pictures of what people were doing as I wrote this post. Here they are:
Eby, with plastic sword and rubber mallet, fighting the bad guys.
Josefina and Ruthie having a tea party.
Bowling with the Wii – thanks to both sets of grandparents – our first foray into video games.
Russ grilling burgers in the snow wearing his handy-dandy headlamp, essential for country living.
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The girls making milkshakes!
We are having our traditional dinner of grilled hamburgers, homemade french fries and milkshakes. This is a carry-over from our vegetarian days when once a year we would “bust out” and have burgers. Ironically, now we even raise our own beef; twenty years ago I would never have believed it possible!
While the fries cook, I have time to share two questions that were sent to me by Tisha. She actually asked several great questions which I’ll get to in future posts. By the way, thank you to everyone who has sent in a question; it is going to be great going through them together.
What would you advise as the best preparation for international adoption?
Are there any suggestions for keeping expectations realistic and for attachment/bonding?
Please jump in and share anything that you have found helpful. I’ll add my thoughts to yours.
I’ll “see” you all in 2009!
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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.