Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.




Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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Outside my window...

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I am thinking...
that in retrospect, Lent went rather quickly!  I was able to get into praying the office more deeply - at least I feel quite comfortable now flipping back and forth in the prayer books!


I am thankful for...
the wonderful season of Easter!   For Faith
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and Family
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Izzyand Rosie Easter 2012

From the learning rooms...
I am now thoroughly convinced that for our family of church musicians - we need two weeks of spring break- one to prepare for Easter, one to recover!  And since we homeschool through the summer, I don't feel guilty about it either.  That said, I am planning a field trip this week and Mr. Pete is going with us, so I feel excited about that.

I am reading...
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    From the kitchen...
    Chicken in white sauce with spaghetti noodles.

    I am wearing...
    Black workout pants, and Mr. Pete's old "Our Lady of Guadalupe" T-shirt

    I am creating...
    nothing - just rest for this weeek!  Although I am working on some meetings for my homeschool group and a play date for the homeschooled kids on Friday!


    I am going...
    to renew my flute practice this week. After not being allowed to play in church during Lent, I was asked to play for the veneration of the cross on Good Friday - and I played "Were You There" unaccompanied with the congregation singing for at least a solid 6 minutes. I was starting to lose the feeling in my fingers!! Time to build up some endurance.





    I am hoping...
    To workout every day this week and got a good one in this morning. AND I am not skipping the stretching part. I'm going to see if I can prevent injury with more stretching.


    I am hearing...
    Sam play his guitar.

    Around the house...
    Mr. Pete is going to get the engine out of his old car and then we can finally have it towed away - I am looking forward to reclaiming that space in my back yard.

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    The crucifix Mr. Pete shined up and made ready for the Easter masses.

    You can see it being carried below in procession - with the choir (including Sam, Gabe, Noah and Izzy) singing the Hallelujah Chorus as the recessional.








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    1. I enjoyed your daybook with so many pictures. What a beautiful church! We had chicken in white sauce tonight too although we had it over biscuits. Have a wonderful week.

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