Chanukah started Sunday night, December 6th. It ended today. It's a fun holiday filled with lighting candles, exchanging presents, eating fried foods, and maybe playing dreidel.
I started a few days early by going to a women's gift exchange through Chabad. I received this awesome laptop desk, which is totally my style! I don't know about the cup holder though, because I definitely try to keep open liquids away from my laptop!
Sunday night I went to a Chabad Chanukah party at the bowling alley in Boise. I helped to decorate, bowled a few frames, and volunteered in the kid's craft room. There's a huge menorah in the background there, but it's kind of hard to see because I'm so short LOL
This is me with one of the Rabbi's daughters. She goes to online school with one of the Rabbi's daughters in Santa Barbara (where I'm from). I think it's fun that I get to hang out with both of these girls who are best friends!
I met a great group of friends that night. The three women on the right are a bit younger than me, but they are all awesome! We traded phone numbers and plan to hang out. Yay for making new friends finally!
Night two. The flames look crazy!
Night three. it looks like the menorah is holding up the candy bowl...and I got the flames under control!
Night four. In case anyone wanted to learn, you load the menorah from right to left, but light the candles from left to right.
Night five. The flames are still looking normal.
Night six. It was still light out so the menorah looked awesome!
Night seven. The flames kinda blurred together into one.
Night 8. The last night,
I'm really happy that I was home to light all 8 nights this year. I learned something new this year. The candle boxes come with 45 candles, enough for each night. I have 1 candle leftover. They give you an extra candle incase one breaks! I never knew that before!