I‘m going to go ahead and post these, even though there are still a lot of Scripture passages I need to fill in once my Jesse Tree book arrives. (Please arrive, book!) I also have other prep to do, like finding my Rembrandt posters and printing off ornaments for our makeshift Jesse Tree.
This year, my goal was to simplify and focus. Last year I tried to do a lot of different things–a different poem each week, for instance. This year, we’ll take a few stanzas from one poem and try to memorize them.
We’re also taking the plunge and attempting to memorize Luke 2. I know we won’t be able to do it all, but word on the street is that you have to start somewhere.
Something entirely new this year is…Advent organ concerts on Wednesdays. We took a tour of a local Presbyterian church this summer (stained glass–very awesome) and during the tour the woman told me I should bring the children to the weekly Advent concerts. So I’m going to! Just me and four kids. I am hoping we survive. This is why my Wednesday plans are so short.
In addition, I’m not going to be doing much baking during Advent. We’re saving it all for the week of Christmas, so that we can deliver some platters to our neighbors. I’ve never done this before because, to be honest, with always being pregnant or having a newborn, I was just too tired to think of baking all day for two or three days in a row. This year, though, with O. being much more independent, I find I have the stamina for some of these things.
I always hoped “stamina” would arrive when I was consistently getting more sleep!
Now, on with the posting of the rough draft. Hopefully, I’ll have a final copy before we actually begin!
*DecemberTerm is what our family calls the three weeks of school that take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas (we take the week of Christmas off).
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