we met through a marriage agency in early March, 2005. Natasha was head and shoulders above the other women I had been writing to; her wit and sense of humor, intelligence, values, goals in life, etc. Our first visit took place in August of 2005, 9 wonderful days. I hadn't really intended to ask her to marry me during our first face to face meeting, but she was such a wonderful woman that I did ask her, and after many tears, hugs, and kisses. she finally managed to say yes. :-)) I didn't get to meet her daughter during my first visit, she was away on vacation with her G'ma. But after talking to her on the phone many times, although her English is limited, but better than my Russian, I got to finally meet her during my second visit in January, 2006. What a wonderful, sweet little girl. She's 6, but thinks she 16...lol I sent in my I-129F on the 28th of Feb, 2006 and it was signed for at the CSC on the 1st of March. I'm lucky enough to live close by the service center and could have driven it there myself...lol Anyway, that's our story so far and I hope and pray that it goes quick and smoothly until I see them getting off the plane at LAX!