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No Place Like Home.

December 26, 2009

There’s no place like home. You can say it and mean it after a long day of work, shopping, or after a vacation. But it’s extra special during Christmas. Since coming to Canada, my parents and I quickly started celebrating not just our Orthodox Ukrainian Christmas on January 7th, but everything from mid-December onwards! It’s easy to get in the festive mood when everywhere you look, there are bells jingling, lights flashing, people smiling and … giving. This year is no different – Christmas started a bit early for me and kind of hit me over the head – with the coldest weekend in North America, yikes! I combined our early Chistmas with Zeina & Zak‘s wedding (which is coming soon), and check out how barricaded we were! I was sneaky enough to ask some dear friends to visit me at my parents’ Edmonton home instead of coffee or dinner dates 🙂

alberta snow coldest cityAnd here are are the snugglers and the cuddlers of the house – these tender creatures are Masya (the lighter one with a baby face, named after a comical Russian cartoon character Masyanya) and Liska (she has seven toes, purrs like a tractor, and can be worn as an accessory around your neck).photographer cats homeBack in Vancouver, Mick and I were blessed to get an invitation for Christmas dinner from our new friends Zdenka & Ardin – we met them at the Vancouver Wedding Fair back in October and instantly clicked (I can’t wait to be their Victoria wedding photographer next July!) I must admit, I was so happy Ardin was the turkey master!  Despite being a vegetarian, I cook meat for others all the time… but stuffing a turkey? I didn’t sign up for that! 🙂
vegetarian cook turkeyFirst Christmas morning in Vancouver… I slept in as always! And got a little surprise of a Christmas tree and a singing puppy, whom I rapidly named Rudolph. I didn’t ask much of Santa this time around. Just to bring me beautiful weddings with life-loving brides and grooms for 2010. Yeah!!
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  1. s h e r r y

    December 26th, 2009 at 21:46

    🙂 Merry Christmas!

  2. Mick Lolekonda

    January 6th, 2010 at 21:30

    Liska! My favorite cat in the whole wide world with 7 toes (miss her). Nice dog… should have got him a parachute just in case 😉
    How do you always managed to make colors pop and have such sharp images? I’m feeling hungry now…

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