Saturday, September 26, 2009

Back to the Grind

Well, Beth's parents left Moscow a few days ago after over a week of sightseeing and immersion into Russian city life.  Although we did  take them to some of our favorite spots in Moscow, and spend a weekend in St. Petersburg, we still resumed life as normal (for the most part):  we still had our English Movie Night-- Beth's parents were the attraction!

We miss them a lot but are glad they were able to spend some time with us here in Moscow.

Pictures and video to come soon!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beth's Parents are Here!

Sorry it's been so long!  We've had quite a week-- Beth's parents have been here since last Thursday!  It's been a blast showing them around Moscow and involving them in what we've been doing!

We had another movie night last Friday and invited all our friends to meet them!  It was a great time and everybody had a blast.

Beth's parents were also generous enough to bring over quite a spread of goodies.  We do miss particular foods from America that we are unable to obtain here in Moscow.  We are hardly sacrificing by not having Ginger Ale or Root Beer, but it's definitely nice to receive it.

Here's a shot of the massive amount of food they brought over:

Chik-Fil-A sauce?  Velveeta Cheese??  Peanut Butter??  It was much to kind of them.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Resuming Language Study!

We got the call on Saturday.

After a month of uncertainty as far as our continued language study goes, we got the call that Beth and I have the opportunity to participate in part-time language study!  This came as a great surprise!  As comfortable as we have become during the month of August not studying Russian, it is very apparent how little we know, and we desire any and every opportunity to study.

Instead of have a tutor teach us individually, Beth and I will be taking classes at Moscow State Universiy's foreign language institute.  The cool thing is the classes are located close enough to our apartment that we can walk there.  We went to register today, and took a test to see which classes we will be joining.

It looks like our classes will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Strangely, as nervous as we are, we really can't wait!