We survived the hardest train ride of my life. I have a list of top worst train rides. I also have best ones involving sweet memories with friends and family… but those bad ones are a doozy! In no particular order: 1. Train ride with a migraine circa 2010 2. Freezing toes in plotskart (open … Continue reading Top 5 worst train rides…
We have spent the last 4 days with family in Ternopil & it has been really sweet! The boys have enjoyed playing outside & making campfires with Dedushka (grandfather). Yura has spent much time talking with his parents & brother. It’s been really good! Their family lived in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, their whole lives (Yura … Continue reading Family time + the war that brought them to Ternopil.
We made it! We all feel like Lev, but unfortunately there aren’t strollers for everyone 😜 All the bags got here & in general the kids did well 🙌🏼 So much grace from Jesus! Now we are waiting on Yura’s brother Illya to pick us up with a friend. We will drive 5.5 hours to … Continue reading We made it!
We are TEN days out from our trip…. AND we have a last-minute change of plans! We decided to stay a little longer & take the boys with us! Their Ukrainian grandparents are thrilled, needless to say. My brain is going about 90 miles an hour switching modes from one tiny travel companion to three! … Continue reading 10 days out!
About a year ago we were traveling in Ukraine with the boys & my pregnant belly. We went to visit family & introduce Lev to them (Chambers had been with us as a baby). But there was a second purpose – we sensed the Lord calling us back to Ukraine, but we did not know … Continue reading One year ago in Odessa
We are nine months away from our anticipated departure date! As with most things in life, I am sure that time will go swiftly & before we know it we will be dragging a caravan of children & suitcases through the airport headed to Ukraine. We have been anticipating a move to Ukraine ever since … Continue reading 9 Months Out!
10 days after and I still cannot believe our experience. The Lord was so present and gracious. We are thankful and feel so honored by the experience. Friday, February 20, 2015 41 weeks, 2 days pregnant Early Friday morning around 3:15am I woke with what felt like cramps, thinking to myself that my stomach hurt. … Continue reading Lev’s Birth [a most unexpected arrival]
It’s been nearly a whole year since I posted anything….nothing much going on except a new home, pregnancy, 6 children in foster care, a new church home, 10 year green card… you get the idea 😉 Most importantly we want to welcome our newest Baby P! Lev Hariton Perekotiy February 20, 2015 8:42pm 7 pounds, … Continue reading Introducing Baby P #2!
February 14 – March 13, 2014 | Chambers’ First Birthday this month you: picked a flower for Mama started walking on March 1!!! you’re going EVERYWHERE now! discovered pinecones – pokey & fun went to Birmingham & stayed with MeMe while Mama & Papa went to a conference at Brook Hills had your first birthday … Continue reading 12 months = 1 year!
it’s been a while since we’ve had an update on Yura’s “alien situation” as he calls it. Yura got his green card February 6, 2012. it was valid for 2 years under conditional status, meaning that it his permanent residence status is dependent on our marriage. he can work, travel, pay taxes (yay 😉 ) … Continue reading green card appointment