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Valentine’s Day is next week and while it’s usually a holiday that comes and goes without a ton of emphasis in our home (well, besides flowers… mama needs her flowers), this year we decided to do something different and special as a family — a Valentine’s picnic in the park! We packed up our new PackIt coolers and had so much fun being together outside, laughing and lounging around. Morgan was all about the sweets we set out and had a mouthful of sprinkles and icing pretty much the entire time. Can you blame him?! It was the most perfect reminder of what this holiday is all about: sharing your heart with those you love.
And just like that, Morgan is officially ONE and to be honest, I really can’t even believe I’m typing those words. The last year went by quicker than I could’ve ever imagined and though I know time has a way of slipping by, I pray that it goes a little slower in 2017.
I know what you’re probably thinking: what the heck is a latke? It’s a fancy Yiddish word for potato pancake. But in my world, it’s so much more. Latkes mean Hanukkah is here! Lately I’ve come across so many people who are unfamiliar with Hanukkah. And I’ve even met some who’ve never met a Jew! Hard to believe in 2016 (especially in such a culturally diverse city like Houston), but it’s true. This is a reality for the Jewish people. There are a lot less of us than there were 100 years ago… and if you don’t know that story then please brush up on your world history. So, if this is the first time you’ve read about latkes, I can’t say I’m super surprised. But oh boy, your world is about to get a whole lot latke yummier.