just a few moments to give you an idea of what's been going on around here recently...
we left the U.P. early Friday morning in a snow storm to hurry home for our annual gingerbread house event! we have been doing this since the girls were very young, and we have wonderful traditions surrounding this now...lunch before as we gather our strength...much smack talk during the decorating...and a rousing game of charades at the end...
i wasn't prepared to make new stockings just yet, nor did i want to shell out $200 for stockings on a whim...so these cute things were on sale for $2.99 each! i dressed them up a bit with glitter initials from walmart, which were $1 each. when you have 9 stockings and a blended family, stocking identification is crucial!
i am *loving* my advent devotions this year, although they began before advent and will carry on after we celebrate His birth, as well. if you are looking for a way to get to know Him better, you may want to pick this up:
Jesus: 90 Days With the One and Only
blessings, my friends.