Asher Timothy turned two! We celebrated family-style with vehicle themed decorations and activities and food, and a milk bar to boot.
After a relaxing “jammy day” as a family (complete with sweet potato cheesecake for lunch!!), we had a lovely birthday-Thanksgiving celebratory feast out at one of our very favorite places. What delight!
And while we seek to bring some tangible realities and especially joyful activities into our family’s routine during Advent this year, here we are, setting out on a family hike around our property at the end of which we victoriously dragged a 12-foot-tall pine tree into our home to deck with lights, sparkle, and bobbles.
What are some of the ways you are bringing Advent “to life” this year in your home??
Besides decorations, we’ve got Advent calendars, chocolates, readings and Bible stories, candle lighting each Sunday, Sabbath meals with family at which we sing boisterously (perhaps, after all, there will someday be a family band… because we’re already showing fruit!), plans to have people over for more singing and eating of good food, gifts for the kids, and continual talking about Jesus and His birth and His life and His death and the redemption He accomplished and so. much. more.!
What blessedness this is, to use these things to remind one another of the bigger glories at work through God’s redemptive plan and the material things He bestows upon us as well.
And what joy to have a generation after us to be teaching about all of this. I’m so humbled by that.