One Great Photo by One Great Kid

This is the prize winning photo that Rusty took last year when he was ten. He won both a blue ribbon and the Judges Bronze Award at the county fair last week. We are very proud of him.

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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. darci
    September 17, 2006

    that is a phenomenal photo..lot’s of talent there. I think photography is so much being able to just see the pic in your can tell he’s a natural. congrats to him. 🙂

  2. Raskell Party of 8
    September 17, 2006

    Very calming. Thanks for all your helpful hints! I can’t wait to get more organized.

  3. PastorMac's Ann
    September 18, 2006

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. NathanA
    September 19, 2006

    It’s an AWESOME photo, pal! Congratulations on your prize, Mr. One Great Kid. 🙂

  5. Michael Plaza
    September 19, 2006

    Great job Rusty! I love the picture.

  6. Rusty
    September 21, 2006



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