Wednesday, December 3, 2008

First week of Advent

I'm behind as usual and December seems to have sprung on me while I wasn't paying attention soooooo....we're already 3 days into it and haven't started our Advent study yet. Never fear! I'm a great believer in better late than never (seriously I'd never get anything done otherwise!).

I'm using this and it looks amazing. She is graciously allowing people to download it and print it for free - wow! I'll let you know how it goes.

Try to take time this holiday season to remember (this is for me too cuz I'm terrible about it!) that no one will care if you forgot to bring a gift or plate of goodies they just want to spend some time with you.

I hope as we get ready to celebrate our Lord's birth I can stay focused on what is important. We've already decided that this year is going to be a "less is more" Christmas. We've never gone overly crazy at Christmas but still it seems to creep in on me. I so love giving gifts that I tend to go overboard. We're trying to give to other people who actually have needs rather than adding to our excesses.

Wednesdays are long dance days so I'm trying to get things ready for the rest of the week. There's nothing like watching my three dancers go for it. The all love it so much!

5 comments:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I saw that study! Looks good. I still haven't bought my wreath and candles, but we made our Jesse tree out of construction paper and have been doing our readings and making our simple ornaments.
I am enjoying this site http://www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html
many of the links are dead, but the readings are good and more than enough I am finding.
We do what we can, right? The kids are not all that cooperative, but we are persevering.
Love you,
K

Badness Jones said...

I tend to excess too, but, like everyone else I think, am trying to cut back this year and really remember the real meaning of the season.

Jess said...

I think your Christmas sounds lovely. This year is a good year to curb excesses, I think.

Aunt Becky said...

What a lovely post and great reminder. Thanks, Shay.

Sniz said...

Who are your dancers and how much time do you spend on it on Wednesdays? Are they preparing for anything? I want to give to others with real needs too this year but feel inadequate to do the right things when there are so many needs, you know?