Happy Holidays to all from Sam, Julie and Anika! We enjoyed an unusually balmy night and ventured out to see the lights on “The Castle” up on Arborway. Anika was entranced. I’ll probably put up one more post – a recap of the last day in Kazakhstan before we left, and then bring this blog to a close. The plan right now is to take the text and pictures, buff and polish them, and then bind them into a hardcover book for Anika, as it is after all, her story. I’ll be sure to post some parting thoughts for the last entry. Until then, stay warm (especially those in Kostanai, where it’s a nippy -13C).