Monday, December 29, 2008

Jessica and our family dog, Jenny, love the snow.
Our Christmas party for our Ukrainian friends and church workers.

Our Christmas Program is on Jan 4th (Ukrainian Christmas is on Jan 7th) and the Kids are doing great with their practice. Pray that this will be a great out reach to the village.

Katrina our friend and fellow missionary spent Christmas day with us. What Fun!!!

Winter fun has begun for the kids, Ye Haw!

Tasting the snow flakes.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!

These are the black current tarts that we had on Christmas Eve. Yes, I made them.

We are eating our Christmas Eve supper; borscht in bread bowls, pinwheels, relish tray and black current tarts.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wood for the winter

Ukrainian sunset

Joanna doing crafts, in Kids Club around our kitchen table.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friends, I am so sorry that you haven't heard from me in a while. It seems like when I tell you that our internet is working great then it stops. So I better stop saying that. We are doing fine. Getting ready for Christmas. Last Sunday we had our first Christmas program practice. Our program will be in the afternoon of Jan. 4 th. That may seem like a weird day to have a Christmas program but Chistmas here in Ukraine is on Jan. 7th. Yes, we will be celebrating American Christmas(Dec. 25th) with our family and Katrina, our fellow missionary. But the most of the Holidays around here start at NewYears. I hope I can post pictures later. I'll try to keep you posted. Ha Ha.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So much to be Thankful for.

I know that Thanksgiving is over, but I am just now getting time to tell a few things that I'm thankful for. This picture is of some of the things we had for out meal and yes, I am thankful food and friends to share it with. But this year I really have a lot to be thankful for, like running water (hot and cold); and indoor bathroom(it even has a shower); heat in our house; a little place in God's great big mission field to work; and a family and wonderful husband to share all my blessing with. Yes, God is good and it is a joy to be one of His daughters.

Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving dinner at the Drummond's house in Nova Odessa in southern Ukraine. It was nice to be with fellow missionaries and friends. The food was great and we even took a hike to a nice little water fall. But sorry it was too dark, by the time we got there, for pictures. But it was sure nice exercise. We did miss all of our family, but we still had a very nice day.
Here I am fixing (or remudding) our petchka or Ukrainian stove. Yes, I did make bread and even a cake in it. Now I have a stove that Jason bought for me that has a working oven in it. I feel like a queen. We still use this Petchka it help heat the house even though we have gas heaters.