Thursday, December 13, 2012

Advent Days 11, 12, 13

It's been a craaaaazy week, so I have no pictures of our last 3 advent activities.  On the 11th we made a couple of Christmas crafts that we are giving as gifts to a couple of family members.  I was really impressed with how they turned out! 

The 12th we read several Christmas books before racing to church, and then tonight our plan was completely fumbled.  The goal was to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and drink Grinch punch.  We didn't get home until after 6 and still had to eat dinner.  While James finished up the sandwiches, I looked for the movie on On Demand.  We assumed that it would be available on pay per view considering they have been advertising it for a month now.  Apparently our version of Time Warner On Demand doesn't have the option to rent the holiday movies.  After I finally accepted that we'd have to pick a different movie, I went in to make the Grinch punch.  I bought Izze green apple to mix with the ice cream, having no doubt that the drink would be green since the can is bright green and the flavor is green apple.  When I poured it, it was the color of white grape juice.  So after a few moments of frustration that "nothing's working out!", I calmed down and tried to cheer up as we watched Mickey's Christmas Carol and drank our un-grinch punch.  The kids still loved it even though it was green.  And it didn't really need to be anyway, since we weren't watching the grinch movie:)  We'll try it again next year.

Our verses over the last 3 days have been Luke 2:10-15...
"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.' 

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.' 

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.'"

Looking forward to a weekend where we can slow down just a little:)

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