Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

As a part of the Heritage trip that Gladney is taking this summer to Russia, we have been collecting pictures from all Russia families who have adopted from Russia, since the conception of the program. With these pictures we are going to create scrapbooks to send to each of the regions to see how their "little ones" have grown up into beautiful young men and women who are living happy and healthy lives.

I have absolutley loved this project! As one of the coordinators, I have been able to go through all of the pictures that are sent in and watch these kinds grow up, in a matter of seconds...and boy have they grown! Some of them are now atheletes, some are dancers, and some are over 6 feet tall (as I am only 5 feet, this amazes me). But they are all adorable!

I wanted you to be able to experience this with me. So, please enjoy these pictures of these sibblings from Pskov! :)

This daughter loves her new family! (7 months)
Celebrating their first Mardi Gras! (19 mo.)
DISNEYWORLD!!! (7 years...see they just grew up 5 years!)

I think this one is my favorite! Can anyone relate? Caption from their mom: This is their normal state. My son is looking innocent, my daughter is outraged. (9 years.)

The cheerleader, the football player, and the dog (10 years old...and being a Baylor Bear myself, I post this one only because the men's team won in Louisiana last week!)
At the beach last summer (age 12)
I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I can't wait to see the books all finished!
Now, go and take your own walk down memory lane with your own family! Now is always a good time to get out the photo albums...and a box of Kleenex.


  1. I would love to submit photos of my little guy home almost 2 years from the Kaluga region for the scrapbook. How do we go about submitting photos.

  2. I'm so sorry that we did not get the information to you about this, but I'm so thankful for the blog! Please email me ( and I will get you the information. Thanks!