Monday, November 28, 2011
Advent > what to do?
Yesterday kicked off Advent, and I'm super excited for all that is entailed in celebrating the season with the family!
Last year, Kate and I decided to SLOW THINGS DOWN from the norm of pre-Christmas behavior, so that we might not rush through the meaning of the season, and potentially miss some really great family time.
This year, we'll light the Advent candle(s) each night, talk about the meaning of this season, and will try and engage in some kind of festive activity.
Here's just a few of the things we'll do over the next few weeks. If you're in St. Louis, you should take advantage of some of the local awesomeness!
Bake & decorate Christmas cookies
Make homemade ice cream
Roasting marshmallows over the fire pit
Go see Christmas lights (there's some great neighborhoods in STL)
Little Drummer Boy (STL)
Shane & Shane concert (STL)
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Christmas Vacation (mostly for Kate & I :-)
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Happy Advent & Peace,