Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pictures from Ukraine

I thought I would take a few minutes to add pictures of our trip to Ukraine. I still communicate with a family or two that go over to adopt. Thankfully families are still finding their children, but I know of too many that did not.

This is a picture of me and Aiden hanging out in the livingroom. I had to clothes-pin his pants since they were too big for him.

This is the standard adoption photograph most families take after their appt. We were still optimistic at this point.

How cool is a snowstorm for a four year old boy from Florida?

Our favorite place in Kyiv, and not listed in any travel guide. Pocrofsky Church. I hope I spelled that correctly. It is a functioning church and monestary. The nuns living there are delightful. The courtyard is a sanctuary within a large city. We walked it daily to get to the St. Michael's area. the nuns sweep the snow away from the doorways with Ukrainian style brooms. These brooms are everywhere, and we purchased two at an open air market to bring home with us.

We took about 1000 pictures. Many are off the beaten path. I wish we had taken 1000 more. Kyiv is a fascinating city.


Kathy and Matt said...

Seeing your photos brought back a flood of memories...of sitting in front of that little table to use the laptop in the apt on Artema, of spending time in Kiev in Janauary, of meeting your family for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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