A Look at Our Advent (episode 1)

We had a pretty good first Monday of Advent.

Saint Andrew's Cross Cookies

Saint Andrew Ornament (made by MilkyWhite)

My artist showing off her work ( yes, that is a fire in the fireplace. we were COLD yesterday!)

 

 

TheBoy Coloring Santa decorations

TheMadHatter

MilkyWhite

 

 

Chief got into the attic and found all of my Advent and Christmas items.  I found that our votive cups for our Advent wreath were broken when I opened the box and unwrapped it.  That could be a real bummer if it weren’t for the fact that I have several Advent Wreaths leftover from my store stock.  Chief just went back up to the attic and got another.  Problem solved.

I also found that I have a lot more boxes of Advent and Christmas things than I realized!  Oy!  It is nice to know that I have plenty of boxes and bows and things, but wow it’s a lot of stuff.  I can’t seem to find a lot of my Advent and Christmas picture books, but I do have most of them.  I might head over to B&N and see if they have any of the ones that I’m missing.  Or I might just do without.  There are a lot of books in the pile…

So, yeah, there are quite a few books there.  Many are for Advent, but some are also for Christmas and won’t be read for a while.  I’ll go over the Christmas Mosaic book list and see if I can figure out which are missing that really ought to be found or replaced and maybe I’ll decide that there is a book or two that we never had that we’d like to have this year.

Here again are the plans for today:

CRAFT:

St Edmond Campion ornament

Jesse tree ornament

PRAYER:

Collect for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Advent wreath readings and devotion and the Rosary

READING:

from “The Jesse Tree” by Geraldine McCaughrean and short bio of St Edmond

BAKING:

Chocolate Crinkles

JUST FOR FUN:

make paper chains

give the kids their (chocolate) Advent Calendars

CLEANING:

the toy/play room

Also today, Father Alberto is stopping by for lunch and to pick up an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  I am looking forward to seeing him!

How is your Advent shaping up?


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Catholic, Middle-Aged, Knitting-Addicted, Wife, Homeschooler, Mom of 6, Mom-in-Law to 1, Mother of 11 little saints, Grandma to 1, Godmother to 12, Foster Mom to 5, Army mom, Happily living in Texas!
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One Response to A Look at Our Advent (episode 1)

  1. Carla says:

    Looks like you packed a lot into the day!

    And yum… chocolate crinkles!

    I need to get on the ball. I haven’t put any decorations up or anything. Ian even asked why we don’t have a Christmas tree. But I do have freshly steamed carpets. I guess we win some and we lose some!

    Enjoy your day!

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