Monday, October 20, 2008


It is traditional to have guests over during the feast of booths, or Sukkot. Tonight, when evening comes, we will be saying goodbye to this festive holiday for yet another year as the holiday will be ending. I will miss the enjoyable, outdoor fellowship the most. I just love the beautiful foliage, hot chocolate and an evening with friends.

{As a side note here, I want to recommend a movie to you, Ushpizin, it's all about Sukkot and unexpected guests. We rented it from our Blockbuster. A little warning, though, it's subtitled, so only the older, reading child would enjoy it. But, it's a great family movie.}

On Friday night we had a fun family over that has many children. We ate white chicken chili out of the warm crock pot with corn bread and had a peach sauce over spice cake later on for desert. My daughter sang, several children recited memory verses and two of the children played their instruments for us. The oldest daughter of the family that came over plays the harp. What a beautiful music! Her mom told me, "it's the one instrument that will sound lovely no matter how unskilled the player." Forget the piano or clarinet for my children!

Saturday evening was a more adult atmosphere. We had couples from the Bible study we attend. There were only two children (in addition to our six) but everyone had a great time. We ate rice and beans with homemade tortillas brought by one of the ladies and had cheesecake and apple pie for desert. We sat out in the cold with warm drinks, under the white Christmas lights and grape lights. It was great to get to know everyone a little better.

Tomorrow the sukkah comes down and I will miss it.

1 comment:

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time *U* Good memories for you all, I'm sure.