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Holidays

Passover {2017}

I love hosting dinner in our home. I think about the menu, invite guests, shop for food and set my table.The kids had a table of their own too.The menu consisted of a few favorites and some new dishes. Orange Marmalade chicken – Sweet Onion Brisket – Matzah Apple Kugel – Carrot and Raisin Kugel …

Parties

Shopkins Birthday Party

We had no plans to throw Miss Sarah a 6th birthday party this year. After all a Disneyland vacation was her birthday “party”. But after we attended a few birthday parties from kids in our neighborhood, Sarah really wanted a party too. We compromised and organized a small neighborhood party with a few friends from …

Holidays

Valentine’s Day {2017}

This year Valentine’s Day fell on a school day. I had plans to volunteer at Sarah’s school, but I mixed up the dates and couldn’t get someone to watch Jacob. After both Sarah and I shed some tears (poor kiddo really wants me to volunteer more often) I was determined to make the rest of …

Holidays

Tu Bishvat {2017}

Last weekend we celebrated Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. Tu Bishvat is a traditional holiday where we plant trees and eat food from the seven species; wheat, barley, olives, pomegranate, figs, dates and grapes.      This holiday celebrates the “rebirth” of the trees. Tu Bishvat marks the beginning of spring. However with of …

Holidays

New Year’s Eve {2016}

Before kids hubby and I would celebrate with fancy dinners and attend countdown parties. These days we take our kids to potluck parties. Life has changed, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Soon the kids will get older and will want to do things with their friends. For now I will just enjoy …

Holidays

Chanukah {2016}

Chanukah is not a big holiday in our family (or in the Jewish religion). However hubby and I try to make it special with a few family traditions. Chanukah is 8 nights so to celebrate we light the menorah and opening a gift each night. This year it started in Christmas Eve and ended on …

Holidays

Christmas Day For A Jew {2016}

Christmas day for a Jew is as fun for a jew as it is for a non-Jew. First, we have the day off so we spend the day with family and friends. Second, we see a movie. Third we eat (a lot). After breakfast we decided we wanted to bake. Instead of a movie this …

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