I really should enjoy children more. How ironic that I would like to be a father someday yet am still uncomfortable around children. My first goal is to adopt a dog. With my current work schedule, that would be a bad idea. That is, if my partner Eric wouldn't mind watching them for a few days. Pets first, children next.

Naya, one of three children (Natalia & Dima), is an adopted child of Eric's friends Al and Rhonda from Phoenix, AZ. They came all the way from Russia–quite the world travelers for such young children.

This was taken about three months ago at the Polk County Fair in Fertile Minnesota. The thing that struck me was how tiny she is compared to her older counterparts in the background.