It's a special weekend when Thanksgiving is on Thursday and it is also the first Sunday of Advent.
After all of the dishes were put away, the dining room back in order, it was time to head out for our tree.
I wrote about the story of 'our Christamas tree' back here.
I remember how happy I was on Saturday afternoon. Our family was outside, just at dusk, walking through row after row of trees, and we were having fun. So much of life is so serious. To have fun together makes me happy.
Mommy, take a picture of our 'suffie ornaments'
Could this be our Christmas card? (thanks Anna)
After Mass on Sunday morning we made our Advent wreath. Usually we make it at church in the Urban Center but it was so so busy that day, so we decided to take our materials home and work on it at home. Always such a nice family project. Simple and easy.
Usually I plan from a few Advent books but this year I'm taking it easy and we are going to work through the sheet they gave us at church. Works for me!
Scott spent some time with his Mom on Sunday afternoon while the girls did craft kits they had. Peaceful and lovely.
That night we lit our first purple candle and prayed together.
Scott also spent the nights on the weekend outside lighting up our house. He was super excited to show the girls. They were already in nightgowns but we all bundled and went outside anyway.
And although it was just white lights in the bushes out front we loved it and cheered for Daddy!
Cozy and warm inside we watched as he lit up my bird feeder for Christmas. Everything is more magical at Christmastime...
It's hard to believe that we are half way through this week. Tomorrow is December so officially I can say, Merry Christmas!