Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Day with new friends

I had another great day in Siberia.
I have been spending most of my free time with Trevor and Wendi--the other couple adopting and through them have also met Tim and Iris--a missionary couple that live here in Siberia--Tim is originally from Wisconsin and Iris from Switzerland. They are just the coolest people and we went out to their house in a country village about 20 minutes away.
They built a fairly American home for Russia and said most of the neighbors thought they were nuts when it was going up.
Iris made us a fantastic home made meal for lunch and then we played outside (it was -22) with a little cross country skiing and some sledding. I couldn't ski because they didn't have any boots that fit me but the others just did it in their back yard so I could watch and take pictures the whole time.
Then we played indoor games with their kids and just sat around visiting long enough that we ended up staying for supper also.
Meeting them has really helped pass the time here, helped us to see a lot more of Russia, and really has been enjoyable.
We are going to church with them tomorrow--I think it is baptist but will be all in Russian--should be interesting.
I just feel very lucky.


Kelly and Sne said...

Great that you are meeting new people. That makes things fun! I couldn't believe the photo of their house - I thought it was Minnesota! You must have felt right at home. Hannah looks as beautiful as ever. Keep warm!

Irishdrums said...

So glad you've found friends and kind people to keep you company while you wait for the day to return to the US. I liked your story about the marketplace. Sounded like a very interesting thing to visit in that area -- glad you're getting a taste of the culture there. Neat that the family you visited built their home "American style". When do you get to see Hannah again? I marked her April birthday in our calendar today. Also put a package in the mail for you today.

Hope all is well and that you're sleeping soundly right now, the clock on your blog says is 2am right now over there.

Take care!