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Happy Chanukah!
#151915 December 16th, 2006 at 10:15 PM
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[Linked Image] to anyone else who celebrates it! wink

We really do not decorate much, as it's more a celebration of the holiday with family and friends. Plus... even if we wanted to, there aren't a whole lot of decorations for sale - again, because that's not really what it's all about. But I had to have this flag (loz - you would be so proud of me - got it a few years ago at 75% off!!! laugh )

When the kids were much younger, I actually found these forms in a craft store - the Jewish Star of David. So I got some blue and white glass gems (the colors of Israel), and they glued them on - there are 2 - one for each side of the front door.
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#151916 December 16th, 2006 at 10:22 PM
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We light the menorah candles at sundown for 8 nights.

These menorahs were painted by Brian and Amy in Hebrew school years ago - they are very special to me.
I always like to have each kid light there own, so they feel involved.
From left to right:
Don, Nikki (Amy's best friend), Charlie behind Nikki (her dad) and Amy.

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Look at the beautiful salad Charlie made for us!!!
It was huge - on a turkey platter!
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And last, but not least...
the YUMMMMMMY potato latkes (pancakes) that Don made.
My grandmother (on mom's side) had the original recipe,
and when she could no longer make them my father took over, and now Don.
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#151917 December 16th, 2006 at 10:29 PM
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Very nice, Lynne!! I have had latkes before and they were scrumptious!! cool I think Chanukah is a more family oriented holiday and has kept it's true meaning better than others. Looks like you guys had good food and good times! kissies

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#151918 December 16th, 2006 at 11:08 PM
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I think Chanukah is a more family oriented holiday and has kept it's true meaning better than others.
I agree. I am really disappointed in how commercial Christmas is...it's all about Santa Claus and presents. If you ask a kid what Christmas is, they usually say it's when Santa Claus comes. :rolleyes:

That salad looks awesome thumbup ...now I'm craving salad. eek

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#151919 December 16th, 2006 at 11:19 PM
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Oh Lynne ~ thanks so much for sharing this celebration with us!

Merme *green with envy*

The flag is beautiful and I really like what you did with the Star of David for each side of your door. That was clever of you!

I have always appreciated thinking about how millions of Jewish people all the world over carry out honoring this tradition as memorial to such a special event in history. That faithfulness inspires me....

The world might be engulfed in war or other disasters and yet somewhere on the planet there are Jews lighting a menorah and hopefully eating latkes, holding fast to the beautiful, holy things that make life worth living.

I will admit also that my son was annoyed with me because I didn't make latkes last night! Sorry, Maxi. He's still hoping for some soon.

Merme

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#151920 December 17th, 2006 at 12:10 AM
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I think Chanukah is a more family oriented holiday and has kept it's true meaning better than others.
I agree. I am really disappointed in how commercial Christmas is...it's all about Santa Claus and presents. If you ask a kid what Christmas is, they usually say it's when Santa Claus comes. :rolleyes:
I agree, it's such a shame... :rolleyes:
That salad DOES look good! laugh laugh
Great pics, Lynne, thanks so much for sharing! thumbup

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#151921 December 17th, 2006 at 12:23 AM
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loz - you would be so proud of me - got it a few years ago at 75% off!!!
You go Lynne! That's a great deal! kissies

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#151922 December 17th, 2006 at 03:15 PM
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Happy Chanukah to you and your family Lynne. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Your pics are beautiful and the food looks so yummy!

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#151923 December 18th, 2006 at 12:07 AM
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Lynne,
Thank~You very much for sharing this with us...
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Originally posted by plants 'n pots:
These menorahs were painted by Brian and Amy in Hebrew school years ago - they are very special to me.
I always like to have each kid light there own, so they feel involved.
I love that...
*I do the same with my kids' ornaments they've made in Bible School.. so many cherished memories..
And they are the simpliest things but they are made by your child's hands'...

I love the Star.. it's beautiful..
And I'm comin' over for salad wink wink laugh thumbup

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#151924 December 18th, 2006 at 01:58 AM
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Thanks Lynne, You have a lovely family and home.
Happy Chanukah!

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#151925 December 18th, 2006 at 11:13 AM
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Thank you, Lynne, for posting this. I meant to on Friday but was very busy, busy, busy...

Pass the latke's, please. They look delicious!

Dianna

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#151926 December 20th, 2006 at 03:49 AM
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Lynne, thank you for sharing the pics, it surely reminds me of my friend I have discussed with you, and thank you for bringing back wonderful memories. I enjoy how your family celebrates their time together and food and are not so focused on the commercialized Christmas that has engulfed the world today. And those latkes look plum delicious,, I would love to have a taste!!! cool HAPPY CHANUKAH!!!

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#151927 December 20th, 2006 at 04:28 PM
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Happy Chanukah Lynne!
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#151928 December 20th, 2006 at 08:57 PM
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Finally found the graphic in my photobucket...

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#151929 December 20th, 2006 at 09:29 PM
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Happy Chanukah to you and your family Lynne. thumbup

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#151930 December 20th, 2006 at 10:52 PM
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Hey Lynne, I know you don't have any little little one's any more.. but I found this for something to make for lil'hands to keep busy..
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