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Back to the Motherland!

Hi Friends,

Sometimes people have jokingly said to me, “How is Mother Russia?” or “You’re going back to the Motherland!” But in reality, Russia is my distant homeland. My family immigrated to the US in the early 1900’s with roots from Russia & Ukraine, so I feel like a part of me is going back “home”. I was blessed to visit Moscow for about 10 days, it was a time of worship, fellowship, teaching & encouragement. Here are some pictures…

 

Field Conference

Conference

Worshipping at our church

Visiting our old fellowship

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Fun in the metro!

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Catherine the Great’s ballroom

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The oldest mall in Moscow – ГУМ – Goom

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Visited our old apartment building

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So good to see old friends!

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With my old friend & language helper – Andrei. I miss that guy!

 

Time of worship

Time of singing

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the park

 Not far from us there is a really small amusement park which connects to a foresty area. We’ve been having some great weather here lately in the high 60’s to low 70’s, the perfect time to take the kids.

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Bumped into some acquaintances

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Keith’s first taste of ice cream!

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Yeah, they let her drive a boat by herself. She did good even though she looks frightened here.

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And we met up with some friends from our Sunday group

A fun day!


Our Thanksgiving celebration

We love Thanksgiving! It’s always a great time for us when we are with family. And when we are away from them we like to invite some of friends over for lots of food and a fun time.  When we lived in Moscow, we had two big Thanksgivings with our friends.  This year we wanted to keep it going, so here are some shots from the evening we had.

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We found a turkey (they are very hard to get here and expensive!) This one was from France and was only about 6 pounds.

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Micah helping me prepare the table

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Ready for our friends!

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Snug around the table

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Excited for some turkey!

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One happy Hubby!

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Excited for dessert?

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It isn’t thanksgiving without pumpkin pie… and cool whip!

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