Five celebrations in a row

The Christmas season has been lovely at our house. On the 22nd of December, we celebrated an early Christmas with grandson Ben and his mom and dad. They drove over from the western part of the state and spent two nights with us and our small family before returning home to celebrate with Ben’s dad’s…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

Tonight was the last night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights… Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE.  Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which…