But, let's recap this past, second week of Advent, shall we? I wasn't as good about putting my decorations up each day, but hey. It's ok! It was a good week. I spent some time in adoration, which is always, always good. I have such a different feeling during Advent this year. I am just so much more aware of the waiting... the anticipation... the excitement and joy. It could be because I have been more purposeful AND because I get to see my Momma on Christmas this year (it's been TWO years!) and see the rest of my family in DC afterwords.
Also, if you know me... I love Christmas music. And, I have not been choosing to listen to it. At all. (ok, yes, I did for a little bit yesterday while wrapping gifts and cleaning my house), other than if it's on in a store, etc. This is a BIG deal for me. But, surprisingly its hasn't been that hard. Maybe because it's hotter than hades (at Mart would say) and feels like we should be celebrating the Fourth of July instead of bundling up and drinking hot chocolate all the time, getting ready for Christmas. As Colly and I both agreed... how about the temps just stay in the mid-60s! For her in Pittsburgh, that would be super warm, and for us down here in the hottest part of the country... that would be downright chilly. Oh, to dream and be cold. ;)
And I will say to you all right here, right now on this here bloggity... I will do my utmost to NOT complain about being cold when I am in MN and DC. And if I do, so help me God, you can.... well, I am not sure, but you can do something! :)
Anyway... you came for pics. So, here you go!
|Advent Day 8|
My actual tree... that's still small, I know.
Also on Advent Day 8, during the day, which was the second Sunday of Advent, I met up with Niki from A Catholic Heart For Home!!! It was SO fun to meet a blog friend in real life!!
She was vacationing in FL, and my friend Jennine and her hubby live near there and were coming over to my side of the state and brought Niki with them! They rock.
We had fun walking on the beach, doing a little shopping (do you still love your bag, Niki?!) and ate a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, as always, by Martha!
All in all, a lovely and blessed day!
|My Lord and My God|
|Advent Day 12|
|Advent Day 13|
My clinic assistant at my middle school got me this cute guy. I love him!
I was excited to FINALLY put something festive in my kitchen!
|Doing a little Christmas shopping and stopped by See's Candies.|
They gave us a chocolate lollipop... and Zuz LOVED IT!
She was content in the stroller, sucking on that thing and putting chocolate everywhere,
especially on her feet. Yummmm....