July 14, 2004, was one of the happiest days of my life!
Vadim and I got married in the most beautiful Wedding Palace of Saint-Petersburg and had a church wedding in the loveliest church of the suburbs – Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof. (see photo) This was a long and tiring day for both of us but I will never regret doing what I did that day.
July 15, 2014. (Photo on the right) The day after the wedding. I do not have many pictures left. Most of them were destroyed by the fire. Those that still remain at my disposal are the ones saved by social media.
In May 2014 we discovered that there was another ULKO baby on the way, and in December 2014 our Christmas baby Alexander was born at Babyplace, St. Pete, FL. We became a family of 5 and were super excited about it.
The growth of ULKOtours in Russia acted as an anchor for us and in June 2015 we had decided to return to Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Selling our beautiful white SUV in Florida was the hardest part for me, as I love white things and coming back to the gloomy land meant that we would have to buy something black. We packed all our belongings into 13 HUGE suitcases and 5 carry-ons, shipped 8 boxes of toys and home stuff and finally arrived back to our homeland. Tanned, happy and willing to make something new.
The summer of 2017 has been hard.
Like really hard. So much going on in my family. It's so difficult to properly distribute time between being a mother, a daughter, a boss, and a wife. Each one deserves to be #1 and yet there're only 24 hours in a day. How did I manage to keep my sanity? I don't know. But so far everyone is happy!
Now, in the middle of 2018, I am back to the same squirrel track – over and over again. I feel overwhelmed, yet exceptionally proud of my achievements. I overwork. I sometimes overdo things. I get emotional. I get really tired, but this is what makes me an Ulko. I'm A fighter!
Working on 3 really grand projects at the same time. One personal and two work projects. Keeping fingers crossed!