Friday, January 27, 2017


We have been going non-stop for the past week.  The fun started last Saturday night when Jay and Kim, my brother and sister-in-law, arrived at the end of a trip though Israel, Egypt and Turkey (while our guest room might not be up to some of the fancy places they stayed, it certainly won out over some of the more rustic places since we have indoor plumbing ;)).

It was terrific to see them!  We hiked through some of the hills surrounding our neighborhood

 and even played in the playground

Their input was really invaluable regarding another big thing that had just happened: Chana had found out the day before that the Jewish college in Manhattan that she was accepted to had room in their dorm for this semester.  Right before we lit Shabbos candles, she hit the "accept" button, so we spent the first few hours of Jay and Kim's visit with me making a plane ticket for her and Jay (a college professor) and Kim (Outward Bound instructor) giving her advice from their professional- and life experience.  I have to say, the timing of their visit couldn't have been better!

We spent the week running around getting Chana ready to leave.  We had a surprise party for her:

gorgeous cupcakes that Penina made!

And brought her to the airport last Sunday morning (a week after she accepted, not, thankfully, two days after).

Meanwhile, our dear ol' pals Richard and Leah arrived in town!  They're here for almost two weeks.  Pictures will be forthcoming!

Shabbat Shalom and I'll leave you with a beautiful sunset photo that Penina took:

No comments:

Post a Comment