Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our Thanksgivukkah

This year we celebrated a holiday that only happens once in a lifetime: "Thanksgivukkah"!  Hanukkah and Thanksgiving happened to coincide this year.  I think these two holidays work perfectly together.  They both are celebrations of our freedom to worship God, and both are expressions of thankfulness for God's miraculous provision.

So, we did some special things for our Thanksgiving/Hanukkah celebration this year.

We decorated our Thanksgiving table with a Hanukkah menorah, dreidels and gelt.

Haley made sweet potato latkes...a perfect blending of two traditional holiday foods!

Instead of the usual rolls we have on our Thanksgiving table, I made pumpkin challah.  Yum!

The pies turned out pretty :)

Everything was delicious, and after our turkey dinner we enjoyed an evening at home lighting the menorah, listening to Hanukkah music, watching "Fiddler on the Roof", and being doubly thankful for our many blessings!

All photos except the last one were taken by Haley.  

To learn more about Hanukkah, check out these links:


  1. Those sweet potato latkes sound delicious, what a neat idea! Glad you all had fun celebrating :)

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