Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AdventING Away!

I just simply LOVE this Advent Calendar and all the memories it is creating for our family! My son has caught on so quickly! The very first thing he does in the morning is check the Advent Calendar. He counts to whatever day we are on, pulls the box out and takes it to daddy to read what we are doing to celebrate this season for that day! So far it has been a blast to reference everything back to Jesus. Who made the snow flake(of course that is after I have explained to a Texas boy what a snow flake is)? Showing him how a candy cane is not just candy but has The Messiah all over it. Reading about Jesus as a baby and seeing the awe of expression on a 4 yr old is pure JOY. Just JOY! I LOVE this time of year. Don't you? Here are a few pictures from our ADVENTING!

Here is a close up. Each box has a piece of paper it telling us what we will be doing.

Candy cane project & story about Jesus!

some of us were challenged in the snowflake making department. Can you guess which ones belong to my son, my husband and me? 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ADVENT Calendar

I am soooooo excited about this month of December. This year I actually made a beautiful box with decorated paper, cute buttons and numbers or a.k.a. Advent Calendar for my family. I am sorry that I don't have a picture of it. I will soon. Our goal is to celebrate! Every morning we open the box that corresponds with the day and read what is on the paper. We will celebrate Jesus, family, friends and community. For the next 25 days that is what we will be doing. Some activities are very simple and others require a little more work. The goal is to do something different. Today was simple. Our son hung the star on our Christmas Tree. What I love about starting out with the star is talking about Jesus. It was a bright star that led the wise men to Jesus. It is such a great beginning to a wonderful month that is all about our Savior!

What will you be doing to celebrate the Savior with your family?

Excuse the pictures. It was early in the morning when we did this but at least it is authentic! Plus we were still in our p.j.'s. You know it is these pictures that end up being my favorite. Simply because of what it represents!