Dobro Pozhalovat (welcome)!



Once we went to England in the summer and we kept a blog (whitmanuk.blogspot.com) for those who could not come with us.

We came home to Siberia and thought, "Why not start a blog about our life here?"

We will not be posting everyday, but hope to give you some glimpses into our lives!

среда, 19 декабря 2012 г.

(minus) Thirty Something

The last few days have been pretty cold, between -30C (-22F) and -40C (-40F).
(although I have to admit it was only -25C when I took these pictures!)

It's hard to keep your car going through the winter, some people don't even try, they just leave it under the snow until the spring!

Sometimes the snow just sticks to the trees and makes everything white.

When it is this cold the water condenses out of the air and everywhere is misty.
I had to resist the urge to tweak the contrast.







среда, 5 декабря 2012 г.

Advent fun

In Russia the communists largely replaced Christmas as a celebration with New Year.
So Christmas is not the commercialized affair it has become in many countries.
Advent is something few outside of the church have any understanding of.
We decided to organize some Advent events aimed at helping kids (and their parents) understand the Christmas story whilst having fun.  

There were lots of activities

Face painting was particularly popular



Then it was story time...

Time to make an angel to take home



After all that work - snack time!