Friday, December 4, 2015

Quick Takes #196: Advent Happenings

  1. After a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family where good food was shared and the kids had a great time with their cousins; we headed home and are jumping on the Advent train.
  2. Actually started letting the kids open windows on their calendar on Sunday when we lit the first candle on the Advent wreath.  We always forget a night here and there ~ and now we are already ahead a night or two.
  3. We are again using the prayers from Welcome Baby Jesus by Sarah Reinhard when we light the Advent wreath candles. Except this year Lisbeth is reading the prayers!!!
  4. Check these excellent posts on Advent observances in these 'in the trench' days: 
  5. Have started the two books in the last two categories I need to read to complete the Modern Mrs Darcy reading challenge. Am not sure that I will be able to finish both this month but am proud of myself with sticking with and meeting the challenge. 
  6. Liam is a camel in his school's Christmas Play; I'm a bit disappointed it not a lobster. Name the movie :)
  7. Plans for the weekend includes a bit more decorating and getting together with friends and perhaps the first fire of the season.
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  1. Sounds like such a great start to Advent!

  2. "There was a lobster at the birth of Jesus?" :)
    And way to stick with the reading challenge! I got off track; need to check which categories I missed. Looking forward to seeing everyone's book updates!