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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A nice Thanksgiving Day!

1. Rosie ran with her brother Calvin - and she schooled him! Beating him by a very wide margin!
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Calvin said he was working hard just to keep her in his sights!! 
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Noah, of course, was awesome.

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Sarah and Izzy had a nice walk!

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2.  There were over 4000 runners this year!   Simply amazing!!!   Here are some pictures just to give you an idea of what it was like! From Gennesaret on facebook
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A few words from the mayor!

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It was just neat to have five runners from the family racing this year!

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4. Then it was home for showers, homemade chili, and fix the vegetable salad - waiting to go over to my sister's for Thanksgiving Dinner. This year we had four pies, 7-up Salad and a vegetable salad for our contributions to the meal.

5. Someone had her first Thanksgiving!

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This little girl is getting nice and plump!  Her mama and daddy are obviously taking very, very good care of her!  I'm so proud of both of them.

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6. Then we prayed, feasted and danced!!




A thoroughly enjoyable Thanksgiving Day!

7.  The latest Izzy art!Izzy Art
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