Merry Christmas 2013!

I love Christmas; the nostalgic music, sweet smells coming from the oven, children who are buzzing with anticipation, little fingers that are eager to destroy ornaments, the UPS truck, Christmas movies that never get old, snow, twinkly lights, rosy cheeks, but most of all I love that my son sang “Happy Birthday Jesus” just before he tore open his gifts.

We snapped this picture Christmas eve (yesterday):

Christmas 2013

My son loves his snuggles from Mama before he goes to bed (and I’ll take what I can get before it becomes uncool to snuggle mom at bedtime). Here’s how last night’s conversation went:

Me “Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?”

he said: “I want one more thing…”

me: “what’s that?”

he said: “I just want you….. and Tato (Dad) and God and our family.”

me: ” 🙂 ” followed by extra snuggles

He’s all sugar.

Wishing you and your loved ones a warm, beautiful and blessed Christmas.
Yeah. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Tomorrow we’re off to church and then dinner at my parent’s house. How are you celebrating Jesus’ Birth? Are you churching? Feasting? Gifting (re-gifting?)? Working? I’d love to know what you’re up to on Christmas.

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  • tanya
    January 3, 2014

    Happy new year!!! Love your website.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2014

      Thank you Tanya! Happy New Year to you as well! Reply

  • Sara
    January 2, 2014

    сновом годом Наташа to you and your family. Love your website. My mom passed away last year and there are some recipes I couldn’t remember all the ingredients. But thanks to you, your recipes are so similar and am able to keep our tradional food passed down 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2014

      So sorry about your Mama 🙁 I’m blessed to know that the recipes are similar. That’s very sweet 🙂 Thanks Sara! Reply

  • January 1, 2014

    Thank you for the wonderful post I wish you and your family the best this holiday season and may god always bless you every day of the new year and on. Have a great new year and always be in gods hands. Beside I new you since you where young and tell your mom I said hi. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2014

      Your name is definitely familiar!! I will say hello. God bless you in this New year as well! 🙂 Reply

  • Alana
    December 30, 2013

    Merry Christmas Natasha! Made your kokleti ribs chicken, salad and ruleti and cherry cake for Christmas oh and jello! Thanks for sharing great recipes with us this Christmas!!!:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2013

      Wow, I’m honored :). You are very welcome Alana. Reply

  • MK
    December 26, 2013

    Natasha – love your vareniky dough recipe! I made vareniky for Holy Supper on Christmas Eve and they were wonderful! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2013

      That’s awesome!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing that with me. I know vareniky are a Christmas tradition for many families 🙂 Reply

  • December 26, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. And wishing you a wonderful year ahead.. Tc 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2013

      Thank you Stacy!! Same to you! 🙂 Reply

  • Celeste
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I spent this day with family, friends and delicious food. Greetings from Lima, Peru. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Awesome!! Lima Peru huh? Wow!! Merry Christmas! How’s the weather there? Reply

      • Celeste
        December 27, 2013

        It’s starting summer. If you want Peruvian récipes just let me know. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 27, 2013

          Yes! Ofcourse!! I’d love to try peruvian recipes! Lay it on me! 🙂 Reply

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