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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Noah and Rosie took part in the 27th annual Run for the Homeless. 

Run for the Homeless 2018

Run for the Homeless 2018

Run for the Homeless 2018
Rosie placed 11th in her age group and Noah was 100 out of 900 male runners. 


My Sister hosted our Thanksgiving Feast for 20 people. It was great! 

My son Sam finally opened his restaurant and Calvin and Sarah went to visit. They have sold out a couple of times this weekend! It seems like they're a hit!

We didn't have Miss C. for Thanksgiving Day, but she did get to spend some evenings with her Uncle Calvin and Aunt Sarah. It seems like these two always pick up right where they left off!

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Nativity T-Shirt

Nativity T-Shirt

We watched Pottersville on Netflix last week. It was actually pretty enjoyable and family friendly. If you need something to watch that everyone can agree on, this might be it, although I think have to be familiar with It's a Wonderful Life and Jaws to be able to get some of the subtleties. 

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