Sunday, April 15, 2012

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Christ is risen! Truly he is risen!

Today is a day for many celebrations.

First, we are celebrating Kosta's first Greek Orthodox Easter.  Greek Orthodox Easter tends to fall on a different date than Western Easter because of three very important reasons: (1) Greek Orthodox Easter is based on the Julian calendar, (2) it must fall after Jewish Passover, and (3) it must be on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox.

Here's a picture of Kosta and his first Easter basket:

Also, since Kosta's Papou (Papou means Grandpa in Greek) is still in Saudi Arabia, we decided to make a little video to send to him.  Here's the video we sent to my Dad:


Second, we are celebrating mine and Rudy's two-year anniversary since we had our civil ceremony with a lawyer on this day two years ago.  Rudy and I are in the process of completing all of his paperwork to become a resident of the United States.  Today is an important day because it will help us with obtaining Rudy's green card.

If you apply for a green card before you have been married for two years, the government places a "condition" on your residency.  This means that after two years of marriage we would have to do more paperwork and spend more money to remove the "condition" from his green card.  Yay for not having to do that!

Here is a picture of us on our little "honeymoon" trip 3 days after our civil ceremony:

Third, we are celebrating Kosta's six weeks!  I cannot believe I have a six-week old.  He is the most precious baby on the planet!  I could sit and stare at him all day long...but then I wouldn't get anything done.

He is getting so big!  I am totally amazed at how well he holds his head up.  He's also starting to find his fingers and try to suck his thumb - it's so cute.  Here's a little video to prove it!

He's also really starting to smile and laugh.  Ahh I just love him!  

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