Tuesday, December 15, 2009

yeez va nee chay

We have finally made it to our apartment in Kiev. It is in the center of town near independence square. Very NICE and in the middle of everything. We found it on www.bestkievapartments.com. It really is the best apartment we have had so far. It is one of the fancier neighborhoods, so we feel safe walking around after dark...since it gets dark around 4:00!!

The 3 day immersion into the German language has effected Voss immensely. He has lost all his understanding of the English language. At least, that is what we would like to think. We have been calling him "Wild Monkey" between the two of us, but keep telling him he is doing well and there are lots of changes coming. Oyvay!

While we were on the plane over here, I just kept thinking to myself, "Why am I going there again? Why. Why!?!" Then, once again, we get to the city center with all the Christmas decorations and it begins to snow! "OK, this will be nice. We can do this!
Focus on Ruslan."

We already had guests to our new place by a couple locals who were picking up the ginormous goody bag from one of Zenon's Ukranian friend's back home. We are ready to go back to some of our favorite places in Kiev. We ODed on Glue Wine and gingerbread and already had pierogies for dinner. Thank God we brought our own spices from home! Ukranian food gets old super quick.

7 comments:

jzwartendijk said...

yeah, so happy to hear that you have made it safe and sound. We are thinking of you all everyday and missing you being here. I am enjoying the blog and can't wait to hear more from you. I hope you will be seeing Ruslan soon. Good luck with all of the hoops you will be jumping through and we are praying for you all. Love to the Monkey!!!

Love,
Jenn, Dave & Noah

jzwartendijk said...

yeah, so happy to hear that you have made it safe and sound. We are thinking of you all everyday and missing you being here. I am enjoying the blog and can't wait to hear more from you. I hope you will be seeing Ruslan soon. Good luck with all of the hoops you will be jumping through and we are praying for you all. Love to the Monkey!!!

Love,
Jenn, Dave & Noah

Anonymous said...

What an amazing trip for all of you. I'm cracking up that you brought your own spices - that's something Erik would do...

Andrea

Anonymous said...

We are so glad you are finally in Kiev and enjoying those pyrohy you didn't get this summer. What is "yeez va nee chay"? Can't figure it out.
As long as Vossy is having a great time, that's all that matters.
Keep warm and safe. Love, Mom & Dad

Marla said...

We are so excited for you guys! We will be with you every blog entry of the way!!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures. We hope you get to be with Ruslan soon.Kisses to Voss. Also, don't forget to call or email if you need us to send over some Crest White Strips or computer accessories :-)
Love The Barczewski's

The Issels said...

yeez va ne chay
this is excuse me in russian.

Greg said...

Hang in there team!