Deja Vu

It’s 2 AM and I am downstairs at our house with so much on my mind.  The flight from Moscow was not crowded and I had a whole row to myself.  I watched two movies, listened to Earth, Wind and Fire and slept on and off for 10 hours.  The Washington airport was a nightmare…

We Are Family

Cue Sister Sledge; it’s time to sing “We Are Family.” We were treated to Russian hospitality today. Katia, Eugene and their children hosted us today. We drove to a really unique restaurant where we had our own cabin and we ate like kings. The hardest part of a Russian meal is the silence. We use…

Simply Amazing

The last 24 hours would fill most bucket lists. Last night we sat and watched a 3 hour military parade rehearsal. This amazing celebration included around a thousand soldiers, military bands, inspection, patriotic songs, and then we heard a loud roar followed by tanks, and missile launchers. It reminded me of my childhood when our…

3 Weddings?

What an amazing day for all of us. After a long Siberian night we headed to the court house. Our girls were there and they were anxious. They started fixing me immediately. My shoes needed tying and I missed a button on my pants. They tied and buttoned me up like good daughters but I…

Siberia

  We are in Siberia. Don’t rob my house. My treasures are here and all of our jewelry has been sold for the adoption.  We have nothing left that means more to us than our children. I cashed in coins dating back to 1850 and ate leftovers for a year. I’m not broke. I sat…