Archive for July 19, 2007

My Childhood Home   9 comments

Mary over at Owlhaven is hosting a blog carnival called My Childhood Home.  She is inviting people to write a post on their childhood home.  Head on over to her blog to check it out.  Here’s my post…


This is a current picture of the house I grew up in. My sister Ellen took this photo for me – Thank You!
The porch itself brings back all sorts of memories.  Here are the highlights:

  1. Playing hide and seek with the neighbors.  The door is where whoever was “it” had to count.

  2. Playing hopscotch on the sidewalk leading to the front door – oh the joy!

  3. Coming home from church and interrupting robbers coming out of our front door carrying off our stereo – that was scarey!  All of us ended up sleeping in the living room together because we were so spooked by the experience!

  4. Kissing boyfriends good night!

What I remember most about this house and my childhood there, was the amount of parties and get togethers we had with family and friends.  Our house was a popular house for church functions and the youth groups we were involved with loved to come and hang out at our house.
We have a large family and this house had plenty of room for 7 of us 8 kids that lived there. As my brothers and sisters got married, it was fun to see the growth of our family as the nieces and nephews started to come along.  My parents loved to entertain and the food and fellowship was always joyful.  We would sing hymns and praise songs in Russian and English.  Those are some pretty fond memories! 
I think my favorite memory at this house is walking past my mom and dad’s bedroom and seeing them on their knees praying. It was a great home to grow up in!

Posted July 19, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Faith, Family, Fellowship, History, Life, Russian, Thoughts

Show & Tell – C Hawk   16 comments

My Show &  Tell for this Friday is my new feathered friend Mr. C Hawk:


Click on his picture to read our story!

Now, head on over to  There’s No Place Like Home to enjoy more Show & Tell.

Posted July 19, 2007 by Lana G! in Birds, Photo, Show & Tell Friday

Beautiful   5 comments


Psalm 27:4

One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

Posted July 19, 2007 by Lana G! in Bible, Flowers, Photo, Photography