Monday, November 28, 2011

The Advent of Christmas

Yesterday in worship at both churches we began marking the season of Advent with special Hanging of the Greens services explaining all the sanctuary decorations. Advent is a forty day season of preparation leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

At home we've begun the decoration process as well. We're on the clock to get things ready as our parsonage open house is this coming Sunday after church. The tradition in our house is that Mommy's collection of nativities are the first decorations to go up. Those were done on Sunday night as well as the Santas and stockings on the fireplace and a few other things here and there. Most everything else will be in place over the next couple of nights, sans the family room Christmas tree (live) that we will pick up on Friday night.

The boys have a great new nativity up in their room as well. Daddy found an incredible online deal a few months back for a Fisher Price Little People Lights and Sounds Nativity. When you press the angel, the star lights up and the instrumental version of Away In A Manger plays. The boys are having a blast rearranging all the figures....not sure if Nake the fish appreciates sharing the dresser with all this activity.

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