This is Masha in the back, her mom, Larissa, little sister Olya, Sister Chidister, Sister Clark and Sister Jackson.
As soon as we got to their house I was admiring a few family photos on the wall of the girls and Larissa was just like any other proud mom, she ran and got a small, obviously treasured box, of pictures of the two daughters when they were little. There were just a few tattered photos but obviously held a lot of special memories for Larissa. They were all so sweet and we were treated like honored guest. When Larissa asked us to introduce ourselves it was so wonderful Sister Clark had learned how to introduce herself in Russian she even said her husband’s name and how many children they had. I think the family was really touched by this. It was so sweet at one point their whole family left and went into the kitchen and came out carrying the kitchen table into the living room all set with glasses and juice and desserts. Sister Chidister had made pineapple cake, and Masha served ice cream with a delicious berry topping. She told us she tried to bake a cake but she couldn't’t read the directions, I can’t remember what Language the mix was written in but it wasn’t Russian or English. This was a very special night .