Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Last bit of Christmas

These pictures are from Sunday. First, the morning service:



Then, after church, we had tea and went out caroling, mostly to the babushki who are too old or sick to leave their homes.

The carolers

Raia leading the way

Singing for one of the babushki

Bogdan didn't last long, out during his nap time, so I brought him home while the others continued on. They ended up at the home of a church leader for tea. Caroling is probably my favorite part of Christmas in Ukraine, so I was glad that I got to be there for at least part of it. And so, Christmas is over, even here.

Now poor Bogdan has a cold, and he thinks it's going to be the end of him! Obviously, it's not, but please do pray for us. It's not easy to get back to school and regular life without sleep and with a truly miserable baby.


Baba Julie said...

Thank you for the pictures! They are all precious! That's so nice that Raia got to carry the star! And, we are praying for poor Bogdan! Please keep us posted on how he's doing! Love y'all!

Jolene said...

I love that star! What a great idea! We do our caroling in the evening, so we are usually carrying flashlights! LOL!

Phyllis said...

Jolene, the church's usual star actually has a flashlight in it. We decided not to use it this year, since we just had the children, not the youth, and the stick on that one is really long. The little ones would have injured someone! :-) Plus, we were going out while it's still light.