R and I have been celebrating Hanukkah for the past week and it has been a good one, indeed! I noted here that I was annoyed that it was smushed in with Thanksgiving, and I stand by that, but it turned out to be very nice nonetheless.
When we got home from Wilmington we lit candles and opened a few presents:
On Sunday night we hosted a potluck get-together for our chavurah (small group from the temple-- mostly other young couples):
kosher wine ($4.99 at Trader Joe's); hanukkah trivet; favorite candle sticks
star butter cookies
I made latkes, which were great. I didn't get a chance to snap a picture between making them, passing them out to people, and eating some myself!
We also, of course, got some presents for the holiday:
From R's parents: chocolate covered oreos (SO good), candies & other hanukkah goodies, the blue hanukkah bowl above, some $ :)
a few of my presents from R-- comfy socks, lulu giftcard, tickets to see the nutcracker
Unpictured: electric wine opener (because I'm challenged at that!), slippers, clarisonic brush heads, jcrew tunic for punta cana!
I got R some good stuff-- a shirt by a local company, three new varieties of beer to make (jalapeno, honey grapefruit, chocolate stout), shoe inserts for his fancy new shoes, a bathing suit, and a belt. I also got him the fitbit force, but since it's new, it hasn't shipped yet :( But he will get that soon!
What a great holiday! I am so blessed and thankful for everything. Hope you had a good holiday if you celebrate!