We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Fill Her Up!

Look what we got in the mail today!!!

It's Nicky's United States of this-here America passport! 

He is free to roam about the world!  I grew up as an Air Force Brat, so travel is in my blood.  In fact, as I'm posting this, I am merely hours away from departing on a trip to Budapest and Prague with my cousin.  I should probably be charging my iPod and making sure I have everything packed...that's what the morning's for though, right?  Like I've said...I love me some procrastination!  You know what I hate about travel though - not the packing/unpacking, possibility of full-cavity searches at the airport(s) and the dreaded puffer machine, not the airline baggage fees (although - that SUCKS!) - I hate that when you travel to most places in Europe (the EU actually) you don't get the fancy stamps in your passport anymore!  You can ask for them when you go through border control...that is if anyone is actually sitting there in some instances.  I remember not being able to cross from one country to another without having to show your papers, and hearing that beloved ku-chung of the stamper bestowing upon the greatful traveler a glorious momento that said to anyone who saw his/her passport "Look how cool I am.  I've been to this country and that."  I suppose I should be grateful that the countries of the world are trying to play nice together and share their toys these days, but I want my freaking stamps! 

Ok...I feel better now.

What's that?  Oh.  Why did we get Nicky a passport?  Well, not only does it make him more American (he'll always be a Russian citizen as well), but we're going to Mexico (Mazatlan) in September!  Yay for the beach!  Are we scared of the craziness going on down there?  As of right now - no...we're more worried about going to El Paso (sorry Granny and Poppa!), but we'll see how it goes.  Most of the violence is pretty well isolated from the coastal towns.

Anyhoodle...off to download more songs to keep me occupied on my long flight tomorrow!

1 comment:

jenn said...

i was so disappointed when we handed our passports to the canadian boarder patrol last summer, they looked at them, then handed them back...no stamp either....i wanted my stamp!!!!!

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