We finally got the stocking hung... Yes, anyone new whose reading there are seven stockings for seven children!! :-)
For my friends, you will be happy to see Brian's stocking is hanging with the other children. He says he's planning on being here Christmas eve with us again this year as usual!! :-) God is so good.
We began our "real" Christmas study today (as apposed to our previous Christmas tree and candy cane study). We studied Angels - mainly Gabriel. We looked at how God sent him to proclaim to Mary of Jesus birth. We also looked ahead (which is a great thing to do during this time of Advent) as how the angels play a role in announcing the second coming of Christ. Here are our little angles hanging over our hallway door.
Our Christmas tree has been sitting in the living room for over a week now with no lights and no decorations. Artie is usually in charge of the lights, but has been so busy that he hasn't gotten them up yet. The girls and I decided to help him. Now, the tree is all lit and ready to be decorated this evening when he comes home. He will be relieved to have that crossed off his list and the girls loved it.
We also started One Wintery Night by Ruth Bell Graham today. We are reading one chapter a day - planning on finishing the day after Christmas. (The book goes from Jesus birth all the way to His death on the cross) They wanted to read more than the first chapter, but I think it is always good to leave them wanting more. They are looking forward to see what happens to Zeb tomorrow.