Within the first three months of returning from the Ukraine we were blessed with TWO showers. The first was organized and hosted by Marla Holmes, proud Auntie to Sasha and Olya. We gathered in Chris & Marla's home just after Valentine's Day with friends and family. First there was a Fun Fact game about our Adoption Adventure, then some good food and finishing with gifts and stories about our adoption. The girls wore matching dresses and our new friend, Sabina (originally from the Ukraine) translated for us!
Then on March 14th, 2010 our church hosted a "family shower" for us... giving us gifts like a Zoo membership, horseback riding venture, baseball tickets for the whole family and free Putt-Putt passes. The idea was to provide avenues for our "new" family to bond while doing special activities together. The girls received homemade Raggedy Ann dolls and lots of "PINK" movies and computer games. The decoration theme was "girlee girls" and each table had a theme... dolls, nail polish, girl books, etc... At the closing of the party everyone prayed for us and the girls and the adjustments our family was facing. Very Special Day!