Sunday, December 2, 2007

on the second day of december .....


today, we took 28 photos for a possible christmas card BEFORE church (and we weren't even LATE to church)

...then i had my journaling class in the morning .....

then we took another 20 something photos for a possible christmas card .... but first i SHOWED the kids the 28 unsuccessful ones so they would know how NOT to look!!! 

then we did some christmas decorating ..... some book report editing ..... and i just got home from the first christmas part of the season ..... fa la la la la la la la la ..... 



here is the advent wreath we lit tonight at dinner time ..

just lit one purple candle for the first sunday in advent .... i used to do the traditional wreath with GREENS .... but after a few weeks of unwatered greens it is just flat out a fire hazard!!! here honey, let's light the candle in the middle of the brown wreath ..... so .... for the last couple years instead of tapers i've done votives... stability!!! ... much easier!! and some years i've put them in a plate of rocks or ornaments ... but for the last couple years i have used white buttons ..... i love the way it looks.... cute and whimsical, yet very functional .... 

have a happy week .... 

1 comment:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

...beautiful setting...how cool you do this Advent candel lighting at home with your children