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Introducing Baby P #2!

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 ūüėČ 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!

12 months = 1 year!

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!

green card appointment

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 ūüėČ ) … Continue reading green card appointment

11 months

January 14, 2013 – February 13, 2014 this month you: were discharged from the hospital – praise God! started Mother’s Day Out at Preschool Park [much to your Mother’s dismay] visited Meme while Papa & Mama celebrated Terra & Zach’s engagement! hung out with Brittany & Patrick [& Baby Nolan] & David, Casey, Leah Grace … Continue reading 11 months

10 months

December 14, 2013 – January 14, 2014 | Happy New Year! this month you: busted your lip for the first time celebrated New Year’s Eve at 8:30pm – what a champ! visited Meme’s over Christmas tried to play Settlers of Catan with your uncles, but were too sicky got some sort of virus that made … Continue reading 10 months

9 months

November 14 – December 13, 2013 this month you: went to Samford Homecoming¬†outside¬†Mama’s belly saw your first Christmas tree in our apartment – the lights are so pretty! had your first real diaper rash – Lavender Essential Oil to the rescue! visited Moms & Pops for Thanksgiving started using your Cars walker all the time … Continue reading 9 months

8 months

October 14 – November 13, 2013 what a month! we wrapped up our trip to Ukraine at the end of October. then we moved from our house to an apartment [still in Orange Beach]. this month you: met your Babushka & Dedushka, Uncle Ilusha, Aunt Yulia & Uncle Vlad for the first time played with … Continue reading 8 months

how we pack

a lot of people ask me how i’ve packed for international trips in the past. so i thought i’d share a tidbit of what goes on in my brain to prepare for a trip! [disclaimer – things have gotten very color-coded/listed since having a baby, mostly because i can’t afford to forget anything for him!] … Continue reading how we pack