Challenge Winner - 1st Place 420 points (current score) Uploaded: Mar 11, 2013  
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About this scrapbook page:
Becky and I were able to adopt our daughter Nina in 1999, just before her 9th birthday. We (along with our son Nathan) flew from Chicago to Moscow, and then to Krasnodar, Russia. From there we travelled by car to Eisk on the Sea of Azov, where Nina was attending school. It was an experience, and that was just the beginning. She spoke no English when we brought her home! (This is for Mary Wonders' Tell The Story Challenge)
Design credits:
The kit is Heather’s (Algera’s) "A Story To Tell"
The text beneath the Word Art is Nina’s name – Nina Alexandrovna – in Cyrillic
The images are of Nina’s Soviet Passport, and then of our family in Red Square in front of St. Basil’s Church.
Comments for the scrapbook:
Pelle says:
Congrats on your Award,a fantastic page and story,well deserved!!
Mar 19, 2013
robin55 says:
Fantastic first place page, glad I got to view this one again love it!! ":)
Mar 18, 2013

Comments for this page: (view all 44 comments)
Lantanna Calyipso says:
Oh Mike this part of your life is so touching.
for you and your family to adopt and welcome Nina giving her a life she probably wouldn't have had in Russia .
Such a beautiful page x
May 22, 2015
Lori47 says:
Since my ancestors are directly from Russia... this page really intrigues me! That is wonderful that you were able to adopt such a lovely girl back in 1999! I hope all is going well for you and she is so much older now so hopefully you will make updated pages when you can! Lovely page for a challenge I did not know about!
Jan 16, 2014
i love art mom says:
brilliant page layout .... congrats on your win...beautiful!
Mar 18, 2013
China Doll says:
Oh congrats on the award. This is a great page and story!

Mar 18, 2013
zanthia says:
sorry for the lack of commenting but its been a very hectic week with honey and hte pups being born. just wnat to let you know that i have viewed your gorgeous page and will do challenge votting for those pages ( i realize i cant completely catch up but will do best i can) .
Mar 18, 2013
neeltje says:
beautiful page for your wonderful story
Mar 17, 2013
Jacqueline7of7 says:
what a beautiful story
Mar 16, 2013
shannonsnan says:
wow - what a story
Mar 16, 2013
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