December 1, 2009

Advent Wreath

This is the first Advent that we are doing the Advent wreath tradition in our house.

Yesterday marked the first Sunday of Advent. I think it's a great way to stay focused and keep your kids focused on the CHRIST in Christmas.

Wanna do one with your family?

Here's a helpful website that explains it and provides the prayers you say each night as you light the candles.

Happy Advent to all!


AKat said...

AHHH! Stephanie! Your Christmas pictures are GORGEOUS!!!!

AKat said...

Hey, sorry, me again.

Yes! I want to do an Advent next year for sure with our family. I'll check out the site.

Have you heard of a Jesse Tree? Is that a "Catholic thing"? I'm seeing some online and want to explore it more. It'd be fun to make this ornaments over the course of the coming year.

Also, I remember coming over to your site last year and thinking ME just grew up so quickly, seemingly overnight. Now I am going through the same thing...Neil's so big and not an itsy baby anymore. WAAAH!!! How does it go by so fast?!

Wisdom From the Pope

“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2