Each summer season Stoney's hires/hosts Russian students who travel to America to work the summer. This year we are blessed with three young men, Nik, Pasha, and Alex.
I'm writing this post so their families in Russia might enjoy to see their sons who have been with us for some time now. Yes, we are enjoying having them here in America and we hope they are enjoying being here too. I took a few pictures today but Alec was not working today so I have only a few pictures of Nik and Pasha to post tonight. However, I will take more pictures through this week and put them on here for you see of all 3 boys (Alex included).
This is Nick and Pasha. Nik is the handsome one, Pasha is the handsome one..well shoot they are both good looking young men...so I'll identify Nik as the one with the dark hair and great smile, and Pasha is the one with the blonde hair and all that sunburn, Ouch!
Nik speaks excellent English and is inquistive asking lots of questions and learning all the time about our cultural differences and he also teaches us much about his country through conversations we have while working close in the same area at times. Pasha was very quiet when he first arrived but it didn't take long for us to get him talking and now we are able to understand one another and we talk all the time.
I especially like it when I get to work in the morning and Pasha says, GOOD MORNING! and he always says it with a smile on face, a smile like this big one.
And then I see Nik and he says, "Good morning Carolina." I love his accent when he calls me Carolina, though my name is Carolyn, (Carol- Lynn) so I never correct him andI think Nik thinks my name is Carolina. It makes me smile every time he says Carolina in his Russian accent.
or like today Shelling Lima beans by hand.
I'll take some pictures of them in the sunflower fields tomorow, cutting sunflowers and whenever I have the camera in hand throughout this week others as well for their families to enjoy back in Russia.
Oh and just so you know they aren;t always working.....
They also take time to re-energize with some food. Todays lunch was rotisserie chicken and rice.
To Pasha and Nic's parents. I hope you enjoyed seeing these pictures of your two fine sons while they spend time in America. We sure enjoy having them with us and getting to know them as the summer goes quickly by. I hope once they return to home they might email sometimes to us and always remember their summer at Stoney's, as we at Stoney's will always remember them.
I'll take some more and hopefully better pictures throughout this week of all three boys and post them here so stop by later this week to see these great faces again.
(If you double click on these pictures they will enlarge to full size)