From Irena:

I am very happy that the girls found good places to study and they are happy with their choices. Also it is a big joy for me to hear that Mama Megan (Debra Stewart) is much better. The spring must be beautiful at your place, but believe me it is also incredible here. Especially the chesnut trees are adorned with pretty white candelabras of flowers and the smell of the lilac reminds me of so many springs in my life.