Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Classics

A Charlie Brown movie, milk and Brownie Cookies with sprinkles, and lots of paint to decorate the Christmas knick knack gifts for Grammy and Nana and Jean Ayi. It is a very good start to this second week of Advent - the prophecy week. Hannah read from Isaiah 9: Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Father. Bethany read about Gabriel visiting the virgin, Mary. We lit the second purple candle.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Breaking News!

Bethany's art entry for "Reflections" has won an award for excellence and will move up to council for judging (whatever that means.) Hannah, however thrilled she is for Bethany, doesn't understand why her own submission is not on display. sigh. Scroll down a few entries to see pictures of both.

Monday, December 1, 2008

First of December - Time to Remember

The Advent House held a message behind door number one:
Today is special - the first of December -
A perfect time for us to remember.
We have many friends who are far away
Who we can send some hope today.
Come on then, it won't be hard -
Let's make them a special Christmas card!

So while I edited my address book, the girls worked on cards to send dear loved ones all their hopes and well wishes. Hope comes from knowing you are not forgotten. The address book was an old one I hadn't used in fifteen years. Sadly, there were many names, once dear enough to write down, who had moved - or divorced - or died. So many friends who moved on or moved away, now remembered.

These cards go out to you.