Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Flashback

I am going to try a new "feature" on my blog, called the Friday Flashback. Each Friday, I'll display an older picture. Unlike Wordless Wednesday, I'll tell the story of the picture that you see.

This picture is the first "family portrait" I have of Henry and I. It was taken in the studio of a professional photographer in Vladivostok, Russia. It was taken on my first trip to Russia where I met my little boy. I think this trip to the photographer was the first time he had been in the car and away from the baby home since he had arrived 7 months earlier. We "needed" to have this photo taken due to the fact that we would not be visiting the American Embassy in Moscow in person. Instead, we used a courier to go and complete our paperwork that allowed me to bring my little Russian back to the US. Since we didn't appear in person, it was necessary to bring a "family portrait" to show the embassy staff as some kind of proof. Regardless, I cherish this photo very much.


  1. Very nice photo and an even better story. Thanks for sharing.