Sunday, December 21, 2008

Guess what?

It's Hanukkah! It officially started at sundown this evening. Now, I definitely understand that I'm a bit of a minority here, but for the Jewish folk out there, our holiday festivities began tonight (and will continue for the next 7!). I just wanted to share a few photos I took earlier tonight-- a glimpse into my family:

Aren't they pretty? Every year we hang Hanukkah ornaments from the chandelier in our dining room . Some of them get pretty creative...

Like this one for example! I made it in 2nd grade. It took a little extra work (and some arm twisting) to not have to use the Christmas tree patterns the rest of my classmates used...but it was totally worth it.

Hey look! It's Judah Maccabee! (made out of clothespins, felt, pipe cleaners, and cotton balls. Classy guy.)

Childhood artwork by yours truly. (*ahem*...age 19 months!)

One candle down, seven more to come! Wishing you all a safe & happy holiday season!


Yarndude said...

Happy Hanukkah!

amanda said...

That a cosy bunch of pictures for sure! Love your cute artwork!

Happy Holidays!

Kelly said...

Happy Hanukkah!!!!
I love the little cross stitch, such a cute idea to but the jar lid over it. Also love the popsicle stick star! Have a great one!

fiberfiend6891 said...

Hurray for Jewish girls named Rachel who have knitblogs!
We should start a (very exclusive) club. :D
I love your ornaments! The only decoration we do consistently is the enormous wooden Chanukkiah my dad built and we put out in the front yard. He's even got it wired with light bulbs - we plug them in one night at a time.

Aunt Kathy said...

Rachel those ornaments are awesome. I LOVE them.

amanda said...

Happy Hanukkah!

Twin XL said...

I love the family holiday heirlooms kept throughout the years :)