The Snow Keeps Coming Down

Getting ready to go snowshoeing. We are standing with our feet on the top of our picnic table.

We headed out of our backyard and north through our neighbors’ pastures. The snow was so deep that we stepped over the fences.

You can barely see our house in the background peeking out from behind the trees.

The fields were so snowy that it was hard to see where the steep declines were until we were at the very edges.

Coming back up through our pasture, we stepped over the top of the fence that normally contains our cows.

Today was a fun snow day, even the University was cancelled for the first time since we’ve lived here. Sweet Pea and Mimi enjoyed the day off. My homeschooled kids weren’t quite so fortunate, but I think we will take a snow day tomorrow to build some forts. Interestingly, Russ is scheduled to testify before the state House and Senate on the topic of global change next week. There should be a lot to say!


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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. Bradshaws
    February 1, 2008

    You are all are so youthful!! Looks like you had a blast!

  2. the ewings
    February 3, 2008

    I love snow and just love these photos! Was this a snow date? How fun! -Chris

  3. Heidi Mehltretter
    February 3, 2008

    I hope you talk about what he says! How exciting. Can we hear his talk?


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