Thursday, January 01, 2009

З Новим Роком! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

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
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.

New Year's Eve
Me, Edna, Dominic, Tanya, Kolya, and Joshua

Best Friends, Ednochka and Tetyanka
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
New Year Fireworks
New Year Fireworks

Our Ukrainian year of the cow couple
Our Ukrainian "year of the cow" couple


Little Viky said...

Happy New Year, my dear friends!!!! Wish you a spiritual year!!!

benjamin morrison said...

so cool to see that you guys have become so close with tanya and her husband! i'm glad the Lord hooked you all up!

Greg and Edna Silva said...

Thanks Vika and Ben. Hope you guys all had a happy New Year. Don't forget Ben that you were the messenger ;)