First Candle

Monday, 22 December 2008

the blurry candle

sufganiyot

the first candle

hanukkah money (in chocolate form)

Last night we lit the first Hanukkah candle, ate a lot of sufganiyot, and even more chocolate coins. When my brother and I were little, we used to call these chocolate coins "Hanukkah money". This morning I opened my bag and found some more coins in every corner. I have a feeling my dad hid them there. He used to do that when I was little. I am eating far too much sugar these days. I am also looking toward the new year with both nervousness and excitement. I have a feeling a lot is going to happen. I would love to hear how you're all spending this festive time ...

15 comments:

ashley said...

no other time of year do we get to find sweeties laying around the house and feel no guilt in eating them!
looks like a wonderful start to the holiday hila:)
i have tagged you {again} if you are feeling playful..
x ashley

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

happy hanukkah!

we celebrate christmas, and this year it was a week ahead of schedule (due to coordinating numerous family members traveling from afar) which meant a bit of scrambling for us...but none of it matters, because the joy is in having so many family members together for a night or two. We have many, many babies in the extended family at the moment, and it's so, so sweet to see them playing all together. Next up...a trip up to our old stomping grounds in the Vail ski valley on Monday. Looking forward to hiking and sledding with the little ones!

please sir said...

Lovely...I enjoy seeing your traditions!

flossy-p said...

Happy Hanukkah! :D

mill said...

Are those coins that you posted a picture of made of chocolate?! cos they don't look like it!! Hope you have a happy hanukkah!!

Mary-Laure said...

Dear Hila, thank you so much for sharing these traditions and beautiful pica with us. The sufganiyot just looks too delicious.

K. Sundari said...

Oh everything looks delightful. I have always wondered how Hanukkah is celebrated. Looks fun. I have finished buying all my Xmas presents and have decorated my little tree. My first tree of my own. And underneath are all the books I bought for everybody, unfortunately I want to keep them!

Susanna-Cole said...

Hey, just wanted to drop by and wish you a happy holiday season with this card I made for you, I can’t attach it, so here’s the link:

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6587/hilajh0.png

xoxo,
S-C

sofia barĂ£o said...

What a lovely tradition the chocolate coins are. Me too I've been eating too much everything lately.
I love to prepare cakes (whenever I have time) watch silly x-mas movies and listen to x-mas carols all day long...by the way lately I've been singing all day long Rudolph the red nose reindeer :)

happy hanukkah!

Maggie May said...

Happy Hanukkah! Those donuts look DELISH>

danica said...

I love getting a sneak peek into Hanukkah celebrations! I have always been very curious, as it sounds and looks like a beautiful holiday. I hope it is treating you extremely well. Happpy Holidays, dear Hila :)

Paul Pincus said...

amazing images! gorgeous!

ps happy holidays!

Hila said...

Thank you all for the holiday wishes! I hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas :)

Thanks for the tag Ashley. And than you for the card Susanna! Mill - yes, those coins are real chocolate, but the gold covering is removed before eating them :) It is the best chocolate EVER.

Lisa [strickerin] said...

Happy Hanukkah!

How sweet of your Dad to give you Hanukkah money even now. :)

Hila said...

Thanks Lisa! It's is pretty sweet of him.