Funny, this year I already easily write 2012 and it usually has taken a while to write the new year without thinking, now it seemed strange to write Christmas 2011.
We had Grazina Bielousova, a Lithuanian family friend to share the Christmas eve and Christmas Day with us. She was a great help in making the authentic Kuchios dishes that I have been trying to make on my own these years. And it was nice to have some help in getting Christmas meal ready too. But even more than that we are so grateful for Grazina in our lives as a friend, babysitter and colleague at LCC too. And she was happy to have a home to share these holidays in where the warmth and joy of family was open to her. She was also able to help us get family pictures!