Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: Christmas Prep. Edition

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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

I was able to snap a few pics from the week to remind me of all the joy and peace we've had around our home.  Don't get me wrong...the time has been a bit stressful with this many people in the house every. single. day!  It's not easy as they get older and bigger and their voices get louder.  They bicker and fight and like to hide from me and their chores.  It's definitely a normal family!


I love getting Christmas cards from friends old and new.  Seeing the kids stop to look at photo cards and read family newsletters while eyeing tins of Christmas cookies is always a pretty sight.


I am so happy we were able to keep up with the daily readings for our Jesse Tree ornaments.  It's fascinating to go through the genealogy and history of Jesus.  It has helped all of us prepare in a special way for the excitement to come.


Since the older kids can run across the street and skate, the little ones have to find something to do.  These two had a snack break after playing "Secret Agents."  Gabe reads things to Jane and gives her instruction, and she follows him around doing whatever he says!


We actually don't use any real greenery in our home.  I decided to buy fake garland and a tree after all the fussing with keeping things fresh.  Maria twisted this garland on the 18th for the O Antiphon, O Radix Jesse.  We planned to get a poinsettia but it didn't work out.   Maria threaded these fake poinsettias into the garland especially for the day!

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  1. I love the way you have the pics by the stairs - Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Thanks & Merry Christmas to you & yours, too!:)

  3. Thanks for joining! Your decorations are all sweet. Merry Christmas!

  4. Thanks, Auntie Leila & Merry Christmas to all of you. Your blog is so inspiring in so many ways.:) Blessings,

  5. Grace, Merry Christmas to you and your family! What nice photos!

  6. Thank you, Sibyl! God Bless you & Merry Christmas!


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