The moment I came here in August, I was told that Leah was already preparing for her bat mitzvah. I was totally excited, as I had never experienced something like that before. Yes, I had my own confirmation, but let me tell you:
It is NOTHING compared to what a Jewish boy or girl has to go through on that day.
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There might be different ways to spell the word, but there is only one way to celebrate it. With your family and friends over eight days.
Each day represents a unit of these eight days. Games are being played, candles are being lid and prayers are being chanted.
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I feel 2014 just flew by. Happy New Year guys! I hope all your dreams for 2015 are coming true.
I have a lot of plans for 2015! I will go back to college, which is probably the biggest thing coming. I also want to travel a little bit and I will finish my aupair program. Do you guys have new years resolutions?
Ring, Ring, Ring… For my trip to meet Shea in DC my alarm rang at 2.45 am! Wait a minute?! Yes, you read that correctly. I woke up at 2.45 am in the morning. I called my cab for 3.30 am the day before, to take me to the airport and I had to get ready and all. I aimed to go to bed earlier that evening but, of course, it didn’t work. I am a late packer and therefore had to pack all of my stuff. I barely got three hours of sleep that night. READ MORE »
As December approaches, my finals are closing in and my plans to go to DC are being finalized. I will fly out of Chicago on December 23rd, at 6.00 am and I will come back on the 27th in the evening. I’m pretty excited for all the upcoming things. Celebrating Christmas is important to me, because you can be with family and friends. Unfortunately I don’t get do be with my family this year, but being with Shea will make up for it!
Chanukah starts on the 16th of December this year and Leah, Aidan and Carly are all pretty excited. I still don’t have a clue as to what I want to give them as a gift, but I will figure it out soon enough. Carly already told me that they have my present and so there is even more pressure.
My Mum sent me a specialized advent calendar. We have this tradition that we do this for each other and I’m glad I got one from her this year. Thank you!! Something else arrived a couple of days ago. My birthday present. It sucks that I can’t open it right away, but I promised that I would open it on my birthday. So I will stick to that. At least my birthday is only about six days away!!
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