Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beginning to Feel Like Christmas

When the Christmas tree is decorated and the gingerbread men are decorated, I know that Christmas is indeed getting closer. I'm trying so hard to stay in the moment and not let gifts and cards and wrapping and baking get in the way. Of course all of those things will get done in time.

There were three little people who followed Daddy around the tree while he stringed lights.
The most highly anticipated snack of the year!

Josiah hung his decorations in a nice clump.
I added the printable Jesse Tree decorations from Ann Voskamp's Advent book. Each decoration depicts a Bible story that plays an important role in ancestry of Jesus. I love looking at the tree and being reminded of what is most important this season. I find myself thanking God....for creation, for being a friend to Abraham so that we can know that we are a friend of God, for the affection of God in making humans in His own image...
Decorating gingerbread men is always fun!

These two boys were full of giggles and boy jokes.

There were 7 cousins at the table and here are their creations.
Josiah's masterpiece.
Aliza's masterpiece.
Fun times and good memories.

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