One Month

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We've been home for one month and wow, in some ways it seems so much longer.  In other ways, it seems as if we were in Russia  just the other day.  Ahh Russia.... a  land that we will always treasure because our two children are from there; it is their birth place... their history... part of their life story.

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To think back to that day.  That fresh, exciting day of getting Rosie. When I look at this picture, I just smile. 

Pure glee for each one of us!

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The day at Red Square. 

It was absolutely amazing.  Beautiful.   Better than what I expected.  It did feel magical to stand in front of St. Basils.  I will never forget that day of blue sky and color filled buildings that took my breath away.  I look back to that special day of sightseeing, being with my new daughter and standing together as a family of four...and I can almost feel my heart growing deeper in love....

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And Rosie... From the moment your face made that big smile of yours... our hearts melted.  And each day, as you smile and laugh and talk to us and sing little songs, I am so thankful for you! You are a gift.

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This photo says it all.  Sam eating his beloved ice cream... even in very chilllllly weather.  Rosie hanging out in the stroller, a happy mommy,  and the fairy tale monastery.  Sweet, sweet memories of our time in Russia.

One month we have been home..... what will the next month bring?   Maybe some candy canes, turkey, beach time, bike riding, gingerbread making.... tree trimming and hot chocolate! yipeeeeee!