"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Everyday is an Adventure

Today our friend, Jenny, took us to an Eastern European thrift store. We had a lot of fun. Clothes are weighed and priced by the kilogram, not individually. I didn't bring any clothes from home for Nastya and Moira, so we had a lot of fun trying to find something to fit them! I think Moira only wears about a 9-12 month size! I wouldn't suggest trying anything on in the dressing room though; it had a sheer curtain! I wondered why Travis was in a hurry to get out of there!

Here is Jenny at the toy store.

Here is a sweetie who is available for adoption on reecesrainbow.org. He is called Xavier. He is four, but he is about the size of a two year old. He has the sweetest personality. Whenever he sees me, he reaches out for me and smiles. I finally picked him up and he started waving "paka" (bye bye) to the caregivers. He was ready to go!

Nastya has bronchitis (I know this is spelled wrong, but there is no spell check here!) I am so worried about her. I miss seeing her!

I tried to download an episode of "Desperate Housewives" on our laptop, but I got a message that said, "we notice that you are not in the United States, so this show is not available to you". I was very sad. Sit-coms in Russian are not all that funny.

No child would ever, ever be allowed to go outside without a hat here. So, we got Moira a fancy one!

Please pray that little Moira will trust us enough to show some emotion soon. If I take a toy away from her that she wants, she just looks away, complacent in her sadness. It really breaks my heart!


  1. You can download this "hotspot shield" in order to watch the shows outside the U.S.


    I tried it while in Canada and I didn't have any trouble with using it and deleting when I was done. It seems pretty safe for your computer.

  2. Lol, Tom tried to watch football games but had little success. Luckily, we brought funny movies along to keep us laughing, which we desperately needed!

    Hugs and prayers for the girls and you...
    Kari :)

  3. live the pic where she has her head resting on hubby's shoulder!!
    I think I found the same thrift store in zap :)

  4. Awwww, the last picture is precious. I can't wait to visit the thrift store!


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