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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Sunny Florida, United States
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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Saturday, July 4, 2009
I've had a few days now to come to terms with losing "all of my options" in that certain situation (see post below). Time has helped, prayer has helped, and the love of my family has helped. I have also had a new crisis with my 18 y.o. daughter, and that has distracted me some.

Today is our anniversary (#2) and we plan to have fun tonight shooting up fireworks! Reese and I bought some the other day and got some nice, big ones. The boys haven't done any shooting since Reese was in 3rd grade (I don't believe Nikolai ever has!) so we are all looking forward to it. Bottle rockets, Roman candles, etc. Reese was VERY specific to ask that I NOT buy any "sprinklers" (sparklers!)!! LOL When he found out that we were getting "real" fireworks, he was thrilled! A rite of passage.

Our last corrected document just left Paris last night, so we hope that it will arrive in plenty of time to be resubmitted July 13. This is taking so long...

Today we will clean and de-clutter (I can't stand the clutter anymore!!!!!!), and tonight celebrate the birth of our beautiful wonderful country. God bless America!!


Jane Smith said...

I love that picture of you and Mark! I hope he is feeling better today! I can't believe it's been 2years!! Wow! love ya! Ma

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Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

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