Monday, November 12, 2007

Traipsing through Riga and Sigulda

Maud, extremly happy to be landing in Latvia!!
Meeting our precious Gavido

Showing off our appartment

Escapades in the park and through old Riga

St. Petersburg church
In the tower of the church!
It was so beautiful but very windy
The Jelgaba river,which completly ices over in the winter and everyone goes ice skating!
A HUGE storks nest! You can barely see mama and I standing below.
On Cat hill
With our guide, Ms. Ilma on the trip to Sigulda
A really big Bob sled track we visited

Now for the castle! It was definatly the highlight of the trip!
Madisen by one of the old cannons
Ms. Ilma in the tower stair cases

On the last day that we were there it snowed!! It was a wonerful way to remember Latvia;)
Yivoh, contemplating his next victom
Snowy art

I leave you with a picture of all the Smithy Kids in downtown Riga!


Elfreda said...

I love all the pictures - but what has overcome you spelling-wise?!!

MortonClan said...

Wow!!!! What an amazing trip!!! That was one "big, massive" stork's nest!! Were you able to bring me back a chip of brick from the castle!? Was the snow deep? How was the food? We are so very happy y'all are home!!!
Give all the dear boys and Maudie a kiss for me!
Adeline {and Dee and Mee}

My Redeemer Liveth said...

Oh, what fun! Looks like y'all had a fabulous time romping about the beautiful country of Latvia! Hope to hear more from the Smithys soon!

anna stone said...

What a blessing to fetch new members of your family from such a beautiful, history rich country! We've been praying for the Lord to draw your family close together! Blessings to all Smithies and their new little ones!
Praying Ever,
Anna :)

Anonymous said...

Post soon!