Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dec 1

Ok, y'all...I'm going for it:
I, who have blogged only once in 8 weeks, am going to attempt...
25 days of Christmas!

And today, being December 1st, will be:

Day One

Today we returned home after 8 days/7 nights away for Thanksgiving.  Usually I'm a Wait Till After Thanksgiving to decorate kind of girl, but with Thanksgiving being so late, leaving less than 4 weeks until Christmas, we decided to go ahead before leaving town and put up our 2! trees, with lights. We'll get to ornaments one day this week.

As a last-minute touch on the way out the door last Sunday I threw on a (wrinkled) tablecloth and centerpiece to come home to.

While I was still unbuckling babies when we got home today, Alan ran ahead and plugged in both trees!

Miss Brooky didn't nap on the way home this afternoon like she normally does. Once she had her blanket in hand after bathtime she passed right out in Daddy's recliner. That almost NEVER happens around here!  

After we scooped her into her bed, the rest of us gathered 'round for the first night of the new-to-us advent reading list we are following for this year. 

The reading was supposed to come from John 1:1-5 ("In the beggining was the Word..."), but the way it was written next to "Dec. 1" made it look like 1 John 1:1-5, and that was what Daddy read to us at first.  Which I think was no mistake at all. How fitting to sit in the glow of our newly lit Christmas tree and read:

"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." I John 1:1 and 5

Hallelujah! God has sent His light into our darkness!

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