Yesterday, Jamie and Dasha arrived back in Ukraine for the first time since they moved to Boston in January. Though we had seen them on our trip to the States in March/April, Dasha’s family and their friends were so looking forward to this moment. You can imagine how disappointed we all were when their flight was HOURS late.
Sasha and Lena flew the American flag in their honor.
And Sasha added his secret sauce to the chicken that he was grilling later in the day. (And, no, it’s not Bailey’s, even though it IS a Bailey’s bottle!!)
Jim and Sasha drove the 10 minutes to the airport while the rest of us enjoyed sitting in the backyard. The temperature was so pleasant — hot in the sun, but quite comfortable in the shade. By nightfall, most everyone had added another layer or two of clothing. Ahhh, I really do love this weather…but I digress…
We heard car doors slam and knew that any moment we would be seeing our children. Babusya made a beeline to her granddaughter. And then Lena joined the hug: three generations!
Food and drink were on the table and the fire was started to grill the meat.
And then Dasha’s best friend from childhood entered the backyard. What a sweet reunion.
A great evening with a full moon, full tummies and full hearts.