Dec 5 2013
Since the last night of Hanukkah was last night, today is technically the 8th day of Hanukkah. Here are my top 10 photos of my Hanukkah, including some highlights from Thanksgiving, which coincided with Hanukkah this year.
1. As I discussed here last week, my parents hosted Thanksgivukkah dinner. Here is the name card that was at my seat at the table. Note the Jewish star name card holder and the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah stickers adorning it. It should be noted that there were only six of us at dinner, but I think it’s kind of adorable that my mother insists on making name cards just the same.
2. Here is my mother’s perfect fusion of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: a Hanukkah placemat with Thanksgiving paper plates and napkins.
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Sep 28 2012
Sometimes there are pictures that capture more than a moment. Some pictures capture a feeling, a state of existence, and an entire universe. This, for me, is one such picture.
Anyone who knows anything about the east coast knows this photo was taken while waiting for a subway in Manhattan.
Anyone who knows anything about power outages in the subways on rainy muggy summer days knows that the subways get very hot and uncomfortable under these circumstances.
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Jul 9 2012
My hotel bed!
My husband and I took our kids on a proper family resort vacation last week. We went to this awesome isolated place called Villa del Palmar in Loreto, Baja. It had shallow pools and entertainment (including a night of traditional regional Mexican dancing and carnival games…we won a scary but awesome Mexican marionette).
It was as hectic a vacation as one might expect with an almost 4- and almost 7-year-old, but it was also really beautiful, the spa was awesome, and I got wrapped in Sea of Cortez mud and everything. Read the rest of this entry →