We spent New Year's Eve and Day with Tanya and her husband Kolya. Tanya came over in the morning and started cooking all the food with Edna. We stayed up late watching movies on TV and live broadcasts of the festivities around Ukraine. Tanya's birthday is on January 1st, so we had two reasons to celebrate.
Tanya pretending to dig in (and this was just the start)
We had way more food than we could eat, but it will go towards tonight's dinner as we have people over to celebrate Edna's and Tanya's birthdays together.
Me, Edna, Dominic, Tanya, Kolya, and Joshua
Best Friends, Ednochka and Tetyanka
And of course we weren't disappointed by the fireworks that seemed to be exploding on every side of our building and all over Bila Tserkva. The explosions and colorful flashes of light lasted several hours after midnight and once again proved to be more spectacular than any display I've ever seen before.
New Year Fireworks
Our Ukrainian "year of the cow" couple