Finding the Moments That Define Your Event

hanukkah cookies

for one of the nights of hanukkah this year, the kids and i made cookies (jeff was out of town).  it was messy and time consuming - i made the royal icing from scratch - but the kids were giddy about making them and eating them. it was one of my favorite nights of hanukkah this year and it didn't involve any presents except the gift of time (and patience.  lots and lots of patience).