Our Advent has gotten off to a slower start than last year, but we’re plugging along.

While I’ve mixed up sugar cookie dough, I haven’t actually made any yet.  I’ll get to it… eventually.

For our Jesse Tree, I purchased a small, potted stone pine at the grocery store.  I remove the red ribbon and am using Michele Quigley’s small ornaments found at O Night Divine. I didn’t have the circle punch (looked for one, though!) and I didn’t use photo paper because I didn’t have any, but I am pleased enough so far, even with the matte cardstock and crooked cutting.  TheBoy enjoyed hanging the ornaments.


Last night we started reading The Jesse Tree.


This is a new addition to our Advent book collection.  I really like this book.  I’ve only skimmed through it, but so far I like it.  TheBoy was very disappointed that I “had” to stop reading.  The pictures are lovely and so far the story is interetsing.


Hoping your Advent is coming along nicely.  God bless you!


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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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6 Responses to Advent

  1. Since this is my first Advent as a home schooler, I decided to keep it simple. Fortunately, I found (in my attic) an Advent activity that I never used before. In 2008, my sister send me “The Story of Christmas” Story Book & Advent calendar, and it was put in a box and forgotten. I am so glad I found it. It is set up like an advent calendar, however instead of opening the door, each day has a miniature book you take out and read. Each one tells the story of Jesus’ birth. Dec. 1 spoke about the Holy Land, today spoke of the prophecy of Isaiah. Each book is threaded by a gold cord to hang on the Christmas tree. My girls are taking turns placing the little books.

  2. Carla says:

    I’ve been thinking about you. Haven’t seen you blogging as much. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season!

    We went with another LEGO Advent calendar. Though with all the Bible verses we are having to memorize for school and AWANA, I am afraid my little one’s brain might explode if I have him do anything more tedious. Though I am super excited for our Happy Birthday to the King cake! 🙂

    Oh and I noticed it slightly snowing on your page! Is that wishful thinking??

  3. Oh, to have the energy of a not-pregnant mom! Despite my best intentions the most I have done with the (excellent) info you gave me, was start thinking about next year! I just keep telling myself, “It’s just a season. It will be over soon.”
    And, I like the crookedly cut cardstock. It looks home-y. 🙂

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