Monday, December 14, 2015

Chanukah Was Awesome this Year!

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 one.

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!


Sandee said...

Looks like you had a most wonderful time. You sure look happy.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Smellyann said...

Yay for making new friends!! I hope the friendships turn out well. Happy Hannukah for you, indeed!

AudreyO said...

How did you learn about the one extra candle in case one breaks?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you enjoyed Chanukah. Blessing to you and your family.

An Apel a Day said...

That laptop table is cool! I bet you could put closed containers in the drink holder to. I have my water bottle by me often. It's closed.

That's good you never broke a candle.

Gingi said...

Looks like you had such a fun time!!! Happy holidays my friend!! <3 -

Tammy said...

Beautiful and you're in some of the photos! Yay! I love the pattern on that laptop desk - I think I'd like leggins or a handbag in that pattern :)

Tamara Camera said...

I loved it! We celebrated hard on the first night of Chanukah. My husband kept it going the other seven nights, though. I'm so glad.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That does look fun. Maybe you could find a cute cup with a lid to use in that cupholder?

Susan Cook said...

thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had a nice Chanukah and participated with some new friends. :)

Queen Mom Jen said...

How fun! I love learning about the celebrations of others. Thanks for sharing!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looks like a wonderful time!

Debbie said...

Hi Becca, I've learned something new tonight too. I have never heard of Chanukah or knew that the menorah was lit in a special way....I love the laptop tray, I did look at something similar for myself, but like you, I was a little wary of having liquid so near to my laptop (dogs can be clumsey!).


KeepItSimple said...

Okay, why would you need 45 candles? Do you use new candles every night?

Also, the cup holder? Use it for pens and pencils in a cup. ;-)