Saturday, December 4, 2010
This time of the year seems to be crazy busy, but at the same time advent time is so cozy. We decorate, bake, light candles and fires and get to enjoy the weeks working up to Christmas.
I went out and bought some amaryllis this year. I was hoping for white, but they were not labeled very well, so I think I got a red and a white. I'll have to wait and see.
This is the first year we are doing an advent calendar with the kids. They are sharing this one, which can be challenging at times if M insists that she wants both pieces of chocolate. It is cute though to see her waking up in the morning, wanting to open another door.
I got some decorations down and we created an advent candle decoration piece out of a serving dish. I used to have the traditional wreath with the four pillar candles, but that was too risky in my opinion with little D being drawn to the flames. this way it's out of reach and we still get to light the candle in the evening. Lighting number two tomorrow!
Getting our Christmas cards out this year seemed to be more of a challenge. It took us forever to get a picture of the four of us, then ordered them and then we never had time to write them and put stamps on them. Finally we finished last night and they were all dropped in the mailbox this morning.
Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. We are waiting for some more snow and I'll be posting pictures of our first two batches of christmas cookies. Four more to go, a tree to get and trim, outdoor lights to hang and gifts to wrap. I think I would not mind a couple of elves this time of the year!