Feeling a bit nostalgic for our time in Ukraine last winter. Just watching the snow pile up all over Europe while we bask in balmy weather has me feeling a draw towards anywhere celebrating a white Christmas. Here are some photos from exactly one year ago, in Kiev with Karen. Fortunately, she had no problem with socks last year, and was able to bundle up in snow suit anytime we emerged from the warmth of our adequate apartment.

Although we were stuck in Kiev for 10 days after turning down our first referral, looking back, we did have some fun there, even if we spent most of the time obsessing over whether to take a referral at all, or return home and focus on raising Karen as an only child. Obviously, we had not yet met Matan.