Raphael came yesterday on his way back to Ukraine from America. He brought a bunch of goodies from my sister Dinah and her family.

First there were letters from Clayton, Callie and Annie, on the back of pictures they colored for us. These are hanging on my kitchen wall now!

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Then there came a bunch of goodies from Dinah. Ooh-la-la.

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Reed diffusers with three awesome scents, since she knew I hate the musty smell of our flat. White and dark chocolate chips. Tea. Gravy mixes. Mox! Reflections window cleaner! Waterless hand cleaner for Gabriel! Ahhh … thoughtful gifts are so precious, especially when you’re an ocean away from the giver. I can’t wait to use these things.

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