The road less traveled is the road I’d like to be on. I miss traveling and wish I could take trips more often. Remembering places we’ve been makes me happy, and dreaming about the places I’d like to go stirs my imagination. And I love hearing friends tell stories of their journeys, envious though I […]
To my friends here in the U.S., and overseas, who celebrate Armenian Christmas on January 6: Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ (Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund). Whether you celebrate holidays the Armenian way or with your own cultural and seasonal flair: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Pampers and Pakhlava Take the road less […]
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher Last week a very special package arrived at our house. Inside were gifts from Armenia: a few items for our dining room, hand-made wooden earrings, a lovely jewelry box and an amazing traditional Armenian costume, […]
March 22, 2012 Gyumri, Armenia Snow and ice covered the ground and temperatures hovered near zero. We spent the morning trying to distract our minds from the wait, the wait to find out if the judge would grant us permission to adopt one tiny 11-month-old baby girl. Our driver took us to see Mother Armenia. […]
Armenian Christmas cartoon by Sareen Akharjalian Happy Armenian Christmas! Why is it that Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6, rather than on December 25th with the rest of the (Christian) world? Since the exact date of Christ’s birth had not been established (nor recorded in the Gospels), all Christian churches celebrated Christ’s birth on […]
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. ~Anton Chekhov Want to see more angelic shots? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!
A little over a month ago, Big Papa, Baby Bird and I took a trip to the east coast to visit our families. One of the highlights of our trip was a rendezvous with two of Baby Bird’s “sisters” from the children’s home in Gyumri, Armenia where she lived for the first year of her […]
Keep your face always toward the sunshine —and shadows will fall behind you. ~Walt Whitman Yerevan, Armenia Gyumri, Armenia Baja Mexico desert Kelsey Creek Park, Bellevue Washington Want more shadows and light? Check out Delicious Baby Photo Friday!
Dreaming about Armenia. Wishing I was there. Here are a few photos from my travels: Yerevan, Armenia’s capitol city. Yerevan by day Dolls at Vernissage Public sculpture Street vendor Yerevan at night Birds flying over the Yerevan Opera House Check out more cool shots on Delicious Baby-Photo Friday!
The last time I was in Armenia, I ate Manti with Maribeth. We were dining at The Club, a lovely subterranean restaurant with delicious food, located in the center of Yerevan, Armenia’s capitol. Maribeth and I were there to celebrate. We’d each just registered our adoption (formally accepted our referral). We were in the same […]