12.22.2008

happy hanukkah!

happy first night of hanukkah!

hanukkah 2008 :: night 1

the kids came home with quite a stash of goodies from our family hanukkah dinner at my in-laws' house. what can i say? they're super lucky :: 1) they get to celebrate both hanukkah and christmas; 2) most of our family is local so they give them tons o' presents; 3) they are the only two little kids in the family at the moment, which means they are the beneficiaries of most people's "oh, that's so cute/fun/interesting/unique!" shopping; and 4) our families don't seem to know when to stop shopping!

i know, i sound ungrateful, don't i? it's definitely not that we don't appreciate the gifts or the show of love from the family. it's more of a "we can't/don't know how to control the clutter at our house" issue. i am we are going to have to make a concerted effort to implement, and execute, a one-thing-in-one-thing-out policy. literally, the kids have no more space in their rooms for even one more thing. (not surprisingly, i said the exact same thing last year. wanna make a bet i'll be saying it again next year?)

and because we're boring people, rupert and i did the donation thing again for gifts to our family. it may seem like we don't go through the same kind of stress and hassle of shopping for the holidays but it doesn't mean we love our families any less. ;)

1 comment:

Steliza said...

I like that you give to charity. It might seem to others that it is "taking the easy way out" but it isn't. To stick up for what you believe in, for wanting to make the world a better place for everyone...not an "easy" thing to do. We have advocated this for a few years now...and one of our biggest critics was one of my in-laws. Funny enough, they just sent us a check...can't get less personal than that or "easier." Standing up for what you believe in is never the "easy" way...and giving help, support, hope, belief to a good cause is always the right size, right color and perfect gift for any holiday!