Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Holiday of Light- Late post...

It been two weeks since the Holiday of Hannuka … but it batter late then ever..Right? :-)

The holiday this year was packed with activities.

We celebrated at Drori's kindergarten; it was wonderful seeing her dance and sing and getting all excited from the party and the audience.
We said Goodbye to my beloved sister whom I will not see for a long, long time, we hiked, had a chocolate day (a treat after a scary blood test), played together, hosted guests and enjoyed all the green surrounding us.

I love this holiday, the holiday of light. The winter holiday that always brings a feeling of intimacy with it. The Family gathers together in the evening, lighting candles and singing beautiful songs. This year the light had arrived to our new home and we are happy.

Each evening the Hannukia is lit, here we are at dinner and dessert is home made Hannuka doughnuts.

Here are moments from the past week

Love and light to all,


Friday, December 21, 2012

This moment

This post is inspired from the great blog of SouleMama

It will be a Friday ritual.

Just a single photo without words - capturing a simple and beautiful moment I want to pause and remember from the week.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saying goodbye

What an insane week we've had, Hannuka celebrations, many family meals and amongst the excitement of moving to our new home and the constant changes an air of sadness loomed above us.

My big sister is leaving the country to live in Australia. Excuse my being slightly dramatic but it really is a drama for me and my family. We are very close knit and we love meeting up and spending time together, endless phone conversations, family meals and outings. 

Now the family is splitting up, it's hard to say goodbye, very hard…

My sister, who is three years older than me, and I, have a very special relationship. As young girls we played together and spent a lot of time together, had mutual friends and most times people thought we were twins. The years have gone by and we grew up in a warm and loving home. We developed in different directions, found out how different we are from one another and yet stayed very, very loving and close.

It is difficult for me that she is leaving. It's difficult for me knowing how difficult it is for her…it's difficult knowing I won't be seeing her for a long time (why Australia of all places ??!! who has that kind of money for plane tickets to Australia?)

I love her; I love her husband and their amazing daughter whose sweetness just drips off her.

The moments before we say goodbye

Saying goodbye to our mom

...so hard

goodbye sweet Aloni

I wish them all the success and happiness.
May they enjoy, grow, develop and come back to us soon, because they are already missed.

I love you Idan.

Monday, December 17, 2012

We're in our new home!!

It's been three weeks since my last post and I have so much to tell.
So many things have happened during these recent weeks.
I think I'll break it up into bits…

We moved.
After a long, tedious yet exhilarating renovation it finally happened.

We have been living in our new home for two and a half weeks and every moment still feels weird and exciting.

The house is big, light and spacious. Full of beautiful items I have collected. Some of them have already found their place and some are waiting patiently for their turn.

We are happy!

It's wonderful to wake up here.

It's wonderful to eat at the natural wooden food bar that Gili built.

It's wonderful to have a large living room, it lets the sunshine in and floods the space with light all hours of the day, it's warm and nice. We all soak up every ray of sun, even the cats.

Cooking in the kitchen is fun. It’s a big people's kitchen, with lots of drawers, wide marble counter, huge sink and large window looking out onto the farm.

The girls have fun in their rooms. Dror is totally in love with her bedroom and her upstairs gallery. She spends all her time there with her girlfriends and the house is full of giggles and laughter with costumes and fairy tales flying around in the air.

Gefen is crawling in every direction. She has plenty of space. She sits and babbles. She has developed so much over the past few weeks. You can see she is content


Amidst the fun and excitement I manage to work in the house non-stop, but really "non-stop". Constantly moving and arranging things, trying to get used to large space and living here. I am terribly tired but happy that the house is starting to look like a home. My mother arrived one day and within a moment she managed with her magic touch to arrange a few beautiful areas and corners here and there. The pictures are slowly finding their way onto the wall, decorations are being added and I already feel at home.

I love my home!

Wish you all the best,