Lately in Pics

All you all fed up with Turkey? (hehe..get it?)


I won't bore you with a big, long Thanksgiving after-the-fact post, but instead will just sum up the last few days with pictures. Some of which, are Thanksgiving pics!


Our turkey was butchered days before we ate it. Cool, right? Jed did a darn fine job cooking it, despite the lack of true oven settings. Remember this?

Still, we pressed on and managed to have a most wonderful day!

Cornbread stuffing prep!

Ukrainian potatoes are wow. SO DIRTY! Ha! I'm amazed at how clean the produce is in the US. It's a hilarious difference I never notice before.

Jed and his turkey...

Tanya, Addy, and I ventured out to the big meat market in search of salo, pig fat, to baste the turkey. Awww yeah!

The makings of Pumpkin Pie Vareniki: the discovery of the century.


On Thanksgiving Day we went to the big market to buy thick tights for the kids. All the kids here where them under their pants. Cozy!

Pre-feasting visiting

And...the best part of our day! We had some very special guests join us for Thanksgiving. Vitaliy, Yulia, Eugene, Oleg, and Tanya were the best guests. We are so thankful for our friends!

Today we took the kids out for a special lunch after church ๐Ÿ™‚

Pizza was pretty tiring. Seth fell asleep on the bus on the way home!

There you have it! Sorry I don't have a lot to say, life is full and good. ๐Ÿ™‚


Please pray for Ukraine. There are huge protests happening in Kiev right now, and others around Ukraine. The President was supposed to sign an agreement with the EU this past week that would have aligned Ukraine more closely with the EU. At the last moment he did not sign and decided to align more closely with Russia instead. Many Ukrainians are very disappointed, to say the least. They felt that this agreement with the EU was a step toward progress for this country. People are disheartened and disappointed in their government. There is unrest. Please pray for God's kindom to come here and now. Pray that more and more hearts turn toward the Father. Pray that God's will be done in Ukraine and among it's people.

Downtown Kiev tonight





  1. Haley · December 1, 2013

    I love all the pics of the food. Ukraine has the BEST juice ever, in the blue containers. And I found most restaraunts didn’t refrigerate it once it was opened.
    Did you make perogees(sp?) from scratch?!
    Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

    • kimnjed · December 1, 2013

      Hey there! Yes, the kids are really loving the juice ๐Ÿ™‚ We do make the dumplings from scratch. It’s not hard! You should give it a try. It just takes time, so I do it when the kids go to bed.

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