Hanukkah begins tonight, so I'd like to say Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends and readers! Also knows as the Festival of Lights, it is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the Menorah or Hanukiah, one light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
We'll be having the first of three Christmas parties at our house today. This one is more festive due to the seven children under the age of 12 - and nothing says holidays like the joy on a child's face...and, of course, the food. Last year, the kids decorated graham cracker houses. This year, they'll be decorating gingerbread trees. (We put heavy plastic on the floor so we don't have to worry about a mess - works GREAT!)
I'll probably do limited postings this week as well. I hope you'll all have time to enjoy the time with family and friends!