Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blueberry Ice Cream

We have been home for one amazing week loving on all five of our children.
The day after we returned from Ukraine we ate lunch at El Cabrito - the closest Mexican restaurant to us and the place we practice our Spanish... but on this trip we really confused our waiter by mixing Russian with our Spanish... we have a few new words now like...

We have been catching up on sleep, catching up on work and catching up on things we missed while in Ukraine...
like Christmas with relatives!
Friday night we gathered with grandmother and grandfather, uncles, aunts and cousins to eat, read God's word, sing Christmas carols and exchange gifts...
Karina's first Christmas in America...

It was wonderful to worship Sunday at FPC... one of the points Ligon made that struck me was how much God has done for us... how much grace he has given us... because of that grace we must give others much grace... we pray that God would help us reach out more to people with much grace.

Karina has started her English studies and is doing great.
I have started my Russian studies and... I am not doing so great.  We are having a contest to see who becomes fluent first.  We shall see... but I think she will beat me fairly easy.

Right now we are listening to Ukrainian music and eating blueberry ice cream.
We are doing well... have had a great first week... for those of you considering adopting... for those of you considering adopting an older child... come join the fun... join us in eating blueberry ice cream!


  1. What a great story and thanks for taking the time to catch-up with us!!!! We can't wait for Dasha to eat blueberry ice cream at our favorite ice ceam shop Maggie Moos. Anyway, talk to you guys soon and God bless. We'll continue to follow your progress.

    David & Donna

  2. ....because of that grace we must give others much grace...

    Thanks for the reminder. That is SO TRUE....

    I'm glad to hear that y'all are having a great time adjusting to being a family of seven.
    I hope your Russian is better than mine! It couldn't be worse. :-)

  3. Thanks for the update! Gracias...spasibo... :-) I've never had blueberry ice cream, but maybe we can have some all together with our kiddos someday soon.