Advent Alert!

Hello again, dear readers!

It’s been a while.  I am embarrassed, which makes me not want to post, because it’s been so long, but that is just a self-perpetuating something or other, isn’t it?

So, it’s December 4th, and we are just getting into the Advent swing of things at the Cumings house.  Zoe and I snagged the last three blue candles at the store yesterday (luckily, we had a pink one at home, for the third week of Advent).  Also yesterday, Mike made it to the Willmar Target and got one of the last four wooden tree Advent calendars.

I hate being behind, but it worked out great for Zoe, who got to open four doors today instead of one.  She was not impressed with the two days of stickers, delighted with the two days of candy, and intrigued by the little Christmas tree light.  That light means we’re going to put lights on our Christmas tree today!

For each day of Advent, our goal is to have a small object  that represents an Advent activity we will do that day.  It’s a simpler version of the Advent tradition Mike grew up with, and I’m so excited to give it a go this year.

Of course, we’ll also have to find room for a little treat behind each door.  Because one of the joys of Advent is chocolate before breakfast.


What doors are you opening this month?

P.S. If you want to know more about Advent, check out this great two minute video (but know that Advent can now be blue instead of purple):



Filed under Ministry Matters, Your Moment of Zoe

2 responses to “Advent Alert!

  1. Claire

    yay you’re back!! don’t be embarrassed. we love hearing from you no matter how long it’s been! love the advent tradition. can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!


  2. Sally Wilke

    YAY! Missed you….very much.


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