Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Begins!

 This year, we are trying some new things for our family advent celebrations and Christmas countdown.
To start, I found this great idea to make a Christmas countdown banner here.  
Each day, the kids get to take out a slip of paper and we read the Bible verse along with the activity for that day.  
To start off our countdown, we made a toilet paper nativity.
The whole family helped color and put this nativity set together (some needed a little more prodding than others...not naming names).  
I bet you didn't know that Bethlehem was such a modern town.:)  As you can see in the picture, they had electricity!  You'd think they would have let Mary and Joseph in.  Crazy!
B led us in our first advent tonight, since he has Soma tomorrow night.  It was a nice time to focus on the Lord.  B brought in some cuttings from our pine tree out back to decorate the advent wreath.  Then,  as we enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate, he led us in a devotional, some q and a time, songs, and prayer.  I'm looking forward to next Sunday!

On another note, here is Cb's in her ballet performance from last night!

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