Due to sick boys and my foot, we were a little behind starting our Advent observances last week. But by Tuesday we had rallied, and even though we had not yet unpacked our Advent wreath or calendar, we still found a way to make-do. We lit a candle, said a prayer and started our journey together.
Miles is VERY into Christmas this year. Everyday he asked “are we putting up the tree today?” I knew we wouldn’t be able to decorate until the weekend so instead we went for a drive through holiday light displays
and to an outdoor Christmas craft market/tree lighting event, where Sweet Man and Mark Currey got to get their Christmas jam on. (Did I just say “jam on”… I may be hanging around too many Middle School students these days…) The night was perfect holiday fun. I found a seat by Santa where I could people watch, drink amazing hot chocolate, and enjoy all the merriment feet free.
My sister came for three days, we decorated, we ate Chinese delivery, we watched Little Women and White Christmas and we made my favorite chocolate chip cookies. Just having her here helped so much. Sometimes you just need your sister.
As always, this album has gone into heavy rotation, as it is my very favorite.I can never listen to it until the tree has gone up though. It is like saving the last best bite of pie. I want to savor it properly.
In fact, that is pretty much how I feel about Advent in general.