"God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response."
Psalm 119:33-34 (Message)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Decorating Tonight!!!

Tonight as a family we are going to decorate for Christmas. Normally we like to do this either the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving but this year we are a little behind.... that is okay. And yes we do get a real tree and yes it lasts that long, Danny is good about keeping it hydrated.

This is the first night that Danny will be home since last Friday night. All of this is part of our new adventures of running a tree lot. Most of the other nights the boys and I have gone down to hang out with Danny and the other people who are there. It has been nice to have time to chat with different people. Danny will return tomorrow night and Saturday after the boys last baseball game and parties and then also a whole day at the church on Sunday. And Monday is the staff Christmas party.

So tonight is really the only night we have to do this together. Our family loves to do this together. Cody is so excited to decorate. He has been planning with me as we have a new home to decorate this year, and it is a bit challenging figuring out where things should go as we have downsized our home from the previous. But it is a fun adventure to take on together.

Added to the thought process of the decorating is taking into account Danny's family coming to join us for the holidays. That will be another 6 adults in this small space. But we are looking forward to the time with family and some time off and time to celebrate the birth of Christ.

My prayer has been that the love of God and His peace is found in our home when friends and family walk through our doors.

Another thing that we have been doing with the boys is Advent. Last week we talked about HOPE. We did that on Monday and a missed this past Monday and Cody noticed and asked when we were going to do it again and he even remembered that we talked about hope. So tonight we are going to continue with our boys celebrating advent in our home. Anticipating the birth of Christ and remembering what this holiday season is all about:
HOPE, PEACE, LOVE AND JOY.

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