a touch of ukraine...


it's been almost 2 years since illya has been back home to ukraine...

...but, i haven't been back in 4 years. i miss it terribly.
so, illya and i both have the goal of making it back there this fall or winter. yay!!

but, knowing that we are going is making me antsy. i wanna' go now! i miss my mama in law, i miss our friends, i really miss the food! i just miss the look and feel of ukraine.

so, i was happily surprised that one of the apx wives found a ukrainian church near our apartments and took us to see it (thanks, vicki!).

it's sad how happy it made me feel when we pulled in. i love the onion-shaped domes on the top of slavic churches.

it's also rare to see churches that speak and write in ukrainian. most churches in ukraine are russian speaking. so, i loved this church already.


we met 2 very nice ladies from the church who told us about another church right down the road that was built completely out of wood.
olga told us,
"it gives you the feel of the churches you would see in the carpathian mountains."

...and she was right. oh, it was huge and beautiful!!

Align Centeri was on such a slavic high, that i came home and decided to make one of the dishes illyas mom taught me, fried garlic eggplant. it's so good on slices of a bouquet. it was my first time making it. i thought it turned out pretty dang good!...
...i think my mama would be proud.

5 comments:

  Hilary and Brian

1:43 PM

I'm so jealous that you guys are going back this winter! how fun, can we go with you? haha

  The Paxton Family

2:21 PM

i want to go too! :-)
You guys are so lucky to have such a unique culture be a part of your life and i am so proud of you for learning to cook all those dishes for him :-)
what a good wife you are!

  The Paxton Family

2:21 PM

i want to go too! :-)
You guys are so lucky to have such a unique culture be a part of your life and i am so proud of you for learning to cook all those dishes for him :-)
what a good wife you are!

  Piter and Heidi

11:45 PM

That will be so good for the two of you!!! I remember the weather turning quite nasty the end of November so you might want to shoot for October or early November!!! I'm excited for you and these pictures are just like Ukraine...I really liked the wooded church in Uzgorod!!! How time flies!

  The Youngs

3:11 PM

Ur welcome! Thx for going with me!