Tuesday, 29 November 2011


I love Advent. Now that we attend a church that does not observe the Church Calendar at all (which kills me because you miss out on so much), I really miss having Advent as a part of Christmas. Thus we are instituting our own family Advent observances. I really meant to get an Advent wreath, but this first Sunday crept up on me, so we started using just a plain candle, read an Advent devotion, and sang a few songs. Tommy's questions in response to the devotion were priceless (when Jesus comes again, is he coming to our house?) and although Nicolas made crazy noises the entire time because he didn't like being strapped into his high-chair, I'm sure someday he will be thankful for this new family tradition.

After we did our devotion and lit our candle we spent time baking cookies as a family. Tonight we made and decorated sugar cookies. The boys had a blast pouring on the sugar sprinkles. My plan is that we will make a different cookie every Sunday and share some with our next-door neighbors.


mary said...

What a great family tradition!

Heather said...

Awesome! Have you thought about doing a Jesse Tree? http://www.crivoice.org/jesse.html

Laura Gifford said...

1) I am LOVING the red velvet vest.
2) We have our first Jesse Tree this year--children's sermon leader made them for the kids--and it looks neat so I second that comment.
3) Three cheers for the seasons of the church year. Makes my Lutheran heart sing. :-)

Jeanine said...

I totally agree Amy! This is something we always celebrated with our boys and still do! There is so much to learn about the waiting and anticipation of the first coming of Jesus! Blessings,Jeanine