Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mother's Day started off the usual way, with breakfast in bed. This is traditionally the kids' favorite thing to do, as they make breakfast for me (getting more sophisticated each year) and take my picture eating it! (Usually those pictures are a HIT, as I half lie there in bed, with one eye open, a gallon of milk on my gut, a cookie sheet with my cereal bowl on it and usually a present. I'm half asleep and my hair is EVERYWHERE. It's a very treasured picture of me for them!!) This year, they got creative and made eggs for me: Sunny side up, with their best efforts to make the eggs look like a face, with yolks for eyes, bacon bits for (acne? - after all, they are 14 and 15...!) and a carefully ripped ( for the smile. ...only the ( shape ended up an O so it looked like the face was yelling, which I found curiously ironic!! LOL

Reese gave me a cute card and Nikolai presented me with a cake that his school did for a fundraiser where the kids decorated little heart shaped cakes for Mother's Day (I'd forgotten I'd bought that!). It was sweet.

We then went to church and JUST missed our friend Meredith and her family getting their new Ukrainian children Dedicated!! UGH! Later, we went to their house for a nice little party.

I was feeling low about something and whined about all of the house chores I had to get done before tomorrow when I had to go back to work, but Mark talked me into taking the nap I so desperately needed. I very quickly went off to sleep. When I woke up, I went out to the living room and Mark and the boys had been cleaning the house! Not only that, but Mark had gone to the grocery store and bought 2 small rotisserie chickens and fixins and we had supper. :o) We finished it up with Nikolai's cake.

It was a nice Mother's Day.


Christine said...

How nice! I didn't know you and Meredith attended the same church! How cool is that?

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