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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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Changed our clocks fwd an hour as we crossed a time zone, heading back into Europe from Asia.  Good thing too, cause Reese didn't get in until almost FOUR o'clock this morning and he needed that extra hour!  LOL

It's been a beautiful morning - finally!!  Crisp, blue skies over sparkling azul waters - calm waters as far as the eye can see.  A perfect, beautiful morning for our last day here.


It was a very quiet, relaxing day.  Gorged ourselves again at Johnny Rockets and spent the last of my $100 shipboard credit on a sweatshirt.  Reese has $40 left of his to spend on something. 

I took a nap on my balcony in the sun - glorious!! and have begun to pack my suitcase and get organized.  I've been VERY proud of Reese and myself in how tidy and neat we've kept our stateroom.  :o)  The only real mess we've consistently left out was the increasing mountain of packages that we've collected at each port.  By now, the entire couch is completely covered.  Our stateroom attendant, Kenneth, surely is pleased with us.  :o)

Tomorrow life as we've known it ends, and we disembark into Rome to spend 2 days there on our own before returning... home.


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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
- Chinese proverb
It is not the will of your Father that any one of these little ones should perish. Matt. 18:14

Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matt. 18:5

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My family

My family
Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

Nikolai, 19

Nikolai, 19

Reese, 19

Reese, 19

Erik, 9

Erik, 9





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