16 Jul 2008, 7:15pm
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  • Of Food And Love: It’s Official!

    A lot of things are official in my life like: I live in Pennsylvania, I’m married, Cylas is my son, and I’m having a baby girl!!! Crazy but true! My mouth dropped open when the sonographer told us that I was pregnant with a girl. My mind couldn’t believe that my body could have a little girl! Weird, yeah, I know but, that’s exactly what was going through my mind. So, we decided to name her Romalise (Ro-mah_LEES). She will not have a middle name due to a VERY long and arduous last name compliments of her Russian heritage. She will grow up bi-lingual in a loving, silly home with her big brother and mama and papa! We can’t wait for her to get here.
    So, as all of you know, at least in CA, I just got back from visiting California and couldn’t have had a better time!!! From the moment we stepped off the plane, Cylas was in his element and immediately remembered his aunts and Grandma! He was wild with sweet hugs and kisses for each. It really touched my heart because he’s not very a very huggy, kissy baby with many other women other than myself! He had a great time with his “Gyema”(grandma). So, we flew in on a Friday and the next day had a great get-together with my family and good friends. It was awesome. My mom made THE best potato salad(ask Sarah) and I made a broccoli bacon salad and the shishkabobs. The shishkabobs were made with the help of my two wonderful, little sisters who stayed up until 11pm cutting the meat. The first four nights we spent with my mom and had a great time! And then on Tuesday night we stayed at Jack Bertram’s house!! Oh boy, what a great time the boys had together. They went swimming, played games and ran around the house yelling after each other.
    Cylas and Jack measuring each other up in the carAnd then we stayed with the Felts…those silly girls! Cylas just loves chasing them and then letting the girls tug him around on a bed sheet!! And Uncle Bob put him to sleep with bible stories and Wings on Things by Dr. Suess. It was so sweet. Then, he went swimming with the girls until he was shivering. The Felt’s are so special to me and my family.

    Here is the broccoli bacon salad recipe!

    1 bunch fresh broccoli, broken into sm. pieces
    1/2 c. chopped red onion
    1 c. celery, chopped
    1 lb. bacon, fried crisp, drained and crumbled
    1 small pack of raisins or 1/2 c. dried cranberries
    3/4 c. mayonnaise
    1/4 c. sugar
    2 tbsp. vinegar
    Combine salad ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine dressing ingredients together thoroughly. Pour dressing over salad ingredients; stir to blend. Serve chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12.
    16 Jul 2008, 8:52pm
    by Music Eloquence


    Ohhhhhh I loved seeing these pictures and watching the video. I am so glad you had a wonderful time in CA. It will be my turn here soon. Love you girl. and now I can publicly congratulate you on your little princess in the making. =)

    17 Jul 2008, 5:12am
    by tabithabertram


    Can’t wait for your next visit! Toddlers and babies!!! Fun, fun, fun!

    Misha, it was so nice to see you, I am bummed I didn’t get to tell you good-bye though, I gave Cylas tons of hugs and kisses in the nursery though, thanks for sharing him with us.

    Miss you already!

    Can you post the recipe for the broccoli-bacon salad!

    Love you much!

    Thank you, Misha!!!! I can’t wait to try it!

    19 Jul 2008, 5:32pm
    by Carissa Lopez.


    We miss you soo much… I had a blast the Saturday in Carmel with you!

    28 Jul 2008, 3:04am
    by skylerizm’s


    cute pichers mish.love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

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