Saturday, December 23, 2006
Merry Christmas one and all! I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to update the blog again until after Christmas.
We had a blast taking these live nativity pictures. We got quite a few shots to sort thru... Hannah on the far left is Grace's best friend so she joined us and Jacob thought he was too old to participate. :-/
I long ago concluded that it was just as appropriate and fun to send Christmas greetings during the Christmas season so I'm not going to fret over getting them out after Christmas day. I'm just a rebel...
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Well, since I'm trying to really teach my children about celebrating Advent, one of the new things we did this year was to decorate our *Advent* tree while waiting until Christmas Eve to make it a *Christmas* tree. I purchased 3 strands of purple lights at our Lowe's for $1.99 each and then just used what I already had to make it relevant to Advent festivities. I put the St. Nick ornament on it on the feast of St. Nicholas, the Our Lady of Guadalupe ornament on her feast day, etc. Just a few purple glass ornaments and gold ornaments to fill it up a little bit more. It's been an interesting experiment to help us build excitement for the birth of our Saviour!
My kids have enjoyed doing this to countdown the days until Christmas as we did last year. This time we added our nun doll I purchased while on vacation so Lucas could sit beside "Sister Julia" on the park bench. God bless my Aunt Julia aka Sister Julia! :-)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I've been delinquent once again but we're doing fine. Hope to get a chance to upload some pictures in the next couple of days. The kids are all growing so fast! Emma's talking so much now! I called my dad a couple nights ago so he could hear her saying "Give me chocolate!" :-) She was helping me make chocolate chip cookies.
Can you believe it's almost Christmas??!!!