Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve traditional gift exchange

In keeping with russian/kazak tradition, we each received a small gift this New year's eve. For Annabelle, that meant a new pair of Kaz boots that we had picked up during our stay there.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dejeuner du Pere Noel 2011


Our very own Snegurochka (Russian Snow Maiden). We purchased this outfit in Petropavlovsk two years ago, thiniking how big it was at the time.! According to Russian tradition, Ded Moroz (Saint Niick) and his grandaughter, Snegurochka, distribute gifts on New Year's Eve. Annabelle, on the other hand, thought she was dressing as Cinderella ;0)