It’s been a little quiet around these parts. We have been busy preparing for Advent, enjoying the season and normal day to day activities . We are celebrating with an Advent wreath, a family devotional each day (We are using this devotional as a family), and a box full of envelopes that has a simple activity planned for each day of Advent.
On the 2nd, our sweet Rylee turned five! It still feels kind of surreal, both of our daughters are now kids not babies. For her birthday we gave her the choice of eating at a restaurant of her choice or having a meal and desert of her choice fixed at home. She hose to eat at a buffet so that’s what we did. I’m sure the food was horrible for us, but it was yummy!My in-laws joined us and it was a nice time of fellowship. Of course, while we were in Ohio over Thanksgiving she also had a birthday party up there with our friends and family.
Next, my beloved’s birthday is coming up. Tomorrow actually! We choose to have the time eating out as a dual celebration for both birthdays, but I’m sure we’ll still do a little something special here tomorrow.
School is going well. We took a little break because we were swapping rooms around but we are back in full swing now. I’ve also started thinking about next year … what will we change, what will stay the same? Pricing out our books so I know how much to start putting back in savings. Next year will be interesting (and I suspect quite challenging) homeschooling two children with a brand new baby to boot.
Speaking of the baby, things are going pretty well. Bouts of nausea and sickness as well as fatigue are my most notable symptoms. I am anxious to have an ultrasound. My first real appointment is the 16th. The girls are anxious for my belly to start growing. Soon enough, I’m sure!
A couple articles worth your reading time:
- Over at my friend Becky’s blog she is hosting a series on the Excellencies of His Name. What a wonderful time to learn more about Christ, whose birth we celebrate this time of year especially.
- And, over at my friend Jessalyn’s blog she penned an excellent series titled Why Not Santa Claus? She does a great job of writing about the conflicts that Christian parents will inevitably run into when they attempt to celebrate both Christ and Santa. If nothing else, she will leave you with something to think about!
I hope you all have a week full of Christ!