Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy Hanukah!

So, for the first time since I was a kid, I celebrated Hanukah on time and with candles. What does that mean, you say? Well, in my family we celebrate Hanukah whenever we can get everyone in the same place at once. Sometimes it's actually during the holiday, and sometimes it's not until mid-January. And then this year for the first time in my adult life, we have candles and lit the menorah that we got several years ago as a gift from Rosemary (Nancy's mother). I even said the prayers, although I'm not sure I did them right. Close enough, though.

After we lit the candles, Chris and I played dreidel with M&Ms because gelt is gross. It's waxy and icky and I'd rather play for M&Ms so that's what we did. We had to look up the rules online because I forgot. :-) It was fun. I lost.

The rest of our weekend was good. We had dinner with Phil, Laura and Carley on Saturday night and then hung out with them at their house on Sunday. We shopped around for shelves to use as a mantel (our Chrismukah gift to ourselves) but with no luck. We'll figure it out one of these days. We're trying to find some shelves that have the crown moulding look, but can't seem to find the right sizes for the right price. Pottery Barn has them, but they're super expensive. Home Depot, Lowes and Target were useless. Anyone have any ideas on where else to look?

5 comments:

Hannah said...

i vote on you lighting a menora and saying the hanukah prayers when you and chris come for christmas this year =]

and tell chris not to forgot his tennis raquet when ya'll come =]

<3Hannah

Amy said...

I veto your vote, Miss Hannah.

I'll remind him about the tennis raquet but we're not there for long. We're coming in on Sunday and leaving on Monday.

Sarah said...

Next time if you don't remember the prayers you can call me. I still know them. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ikea.

Anonymous said...

Ballard Designs has some nice ones to choose from. I looked all over and found that all the quality shelves were pricy. In the end I bought PB and they worked out.

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