Tuesday, December 04, 2012



:: Advent ::

What is that expression? "Better go to Plan B" Oh yes, that is how our advent has started out. Our best laid plans went the way of the wind in a matter of one weekend.  Sunday was the start of Advent and I had grand plans to build and decorate our advent wreath with the girls and start our countdown tree for Christmas. However, the tree we had to hang our stars for our advent calendar turned out to be a dud. Then, the candles and wreath holder I ordered to build our natural wreath with never arrived. It may not arrive until Dec. 17th. So much for that. 

I was a tad annoyed and that is no way to start Advent. Thankfully, my gracious and kind husband made a run to the local hardware store for supplies. Emma and I painted a lovely tree and added hooks to hang our stars. It looks pretty nice especially since a three year old did it! As for our wreath, well, it is still a work in progress. I plan to have it ready for the start of the second week of Advent. Better late then never. We did start reading a book entitled Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas.  It is a great book and I am so happy we found it. Each night before sleep, James reads one story to the girls. I think we have a new tradition. I also purchased a supplement book, We Light the Candles: Devotions Related to Family Use of the Advent Wreath  to aid in our advent wreath  candle lighting each night. 

Even though my best laid plans have gone somewhat awry, we found a better way to celebrate. 


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Our Advent Calender

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Our basket of Advent and Christmas books 

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Our Advent candle...we will have that wreath soon! 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds to me like you made it work just fine. Enjoy the season.