Sunday, May 24, 2009

First dacha week!

We went out to our dacha on Monday and just came back yesterday. It was wonderful to have so much time outside! We hope this can pretty much be our summer schedule: weekdays at the dacha, weekends at home. That's what we did in Russia, too. Here it's even more convenient, because our dacha is right near the church. In the evenings, Will can just run across the road and be there. Well, kind of across the road; it's really through the "woods,"* over the railroad tracks, down and up the valley, then across the road. But it's still closer than coming from our apartment.

We're probably headed back to our dacha tomorrow, and we have friends coming on Thursday, so we'll be both away from the computer and busy.  (They'll be staying at our apartment, while we're at the dacha.  We can spend days together, and then go to our separate "homes" for the nights.)  Still, I'll try to have at least one post scheduled to show up here during the week.  Watch for that.

I'll just give you a few photos from the past week.  The rest of them are here.

*Once again, I will mention that there are no woods here. However, there are nice "plantings." (I can't think of a better way to translate that.)  Once Jaan was telling someone from church something about a forest in Russia. Her response--with big eyes--was, "I was in a forest once.  It was scary!"   Recently, in Sunday school the teacher asked who had ever been in a real forest. Our children were the only ones who raised their hands.


Mom said...

Although it means less contact with us, I am thrilled for you the dacha season has come once again and am delighted to see the children enjoying the out of doors.

Who is coming to visit?

Much love....

Mrs said...

Oh my goodness, Phyllis! The picture of the girls in hats, holding the hose. It's the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! May I put it on my blog?

Phyllis said...

Mom, the Sullivans and Stephen.

Mrs, of course! Someone said that they look like firefighters. :-)

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I loved this entry. It makes me want to hop a plane (or two) and fly to the Ukraine to hang out at your dacha.

I have been to the Ukraine before a long time ago but it was my favorite place that we visited of the Soviet Union.

Thanks for sharing your dacha days.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom