Just got a call from Nana and they are almost here with our kids in tow! I'm so excited. 10 days of having a no-kid zone does the body good, but I sure will be glad to get the Fricklets back in my arms.
And, since my wonderful in-laws (seriously, I really do love them) will be staying over, I'm making it an extra special Shabbat tomorrow.
Come 5:00 p.m., the sound of Erev Shabbat will be heard as the computer and Blackberry shut down and all attention turns towards the family and the Father.
On the menu:
Honey raisin Challah
Kosher Grape Juice (instead of wine)
Grilled Chicken and Steak
Israeli Cucumber Salad
Sweet Potato Pudding
Garlic Green Beans
Ice Cream for Dessert (yeah, dropped the ball on this one. )
(Note: We're Messianic - no kosher rules here. )
Followed by singing, laughing and family games. I can't wait. If I can remember to put the camera by the table, I'll be sure and post pictures this weekend.
On another note: We are nine days (at sundown) into the Teshuvah season. Teshuvah is a 40 day period in which we reflect upon the past year, atone for our mistakes, seek the face of the Father for forgiveness and gaze into the future of the year to come.
It is also traditional (and Biblical) to make amends with anyone that you've wronged....a time to make things right.
It's thought that during this time the Father, Adonai Elyon, is watching just a bit more closely and our actions will set the pace for the coming year. Hmmm....I think I'll let that linger and post on that next week.