But here are some of the things we've done to celebrate this year.
Wednesday night we went to Symphony of Lights. We enjoyed yummy hotdogs, apples, and chex mix in the car on the way there- a great idea especially with all the traffic! And enjoyed Gingerbread Chex mix and faux hot apple cider (actually ginger ale for me and apple juice boxes for the kids) on the way home. The kids were awed by the beauty of the lights. A great reminder that for all of us to be in awe of God's Creation and His love for us despite our sin.
We've been doing our Jesse tree devotions each night. Janelle made this awesome quilt and gave us the whole kit. It's been fun each night after dinner to read the Jesse tree passage- K and C have been reading the Bible verses this year and James leading the rest. Then after the Jesse tree, we turn over the numbers on our advent calendar and of course eat the candy! KG thinks it's funny that the candy is only for kids which I keep reminding her means no candy for her when she grows up.
Buck Denver Why Do We Call it Christmas has been a good new one this year. Here's our waiter for "Hot hot hot hot chocolate" - he even did the dance!
We still make time for resting! I knew there was a good reason to leave laundry out!