Saturday, 26 November 2011

Home from Preparing for Advent

I brought my globes home from our third annual Preparing for Advent morning for mums. I have my Advent words written in the one on the bottom left, and will therefore fear no stress!

I brought my craft home, although actually Ingrid made mine- I was having too much fun with the wire clippers.

I brought this year's Christmas recipe booklet home.

I brought my berry branches home,

and our wedding candle.

Coping with Christmas by G. R. Collins

And there were in that same country, children keeping watch over their socks by firelight. And lo, Santa Claus came upon them: and the glory of his presence shone 'round about them, and they were sore enthralled. And Santa said to them, "Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great gifts which shall be unto all people (with money to afford them). For unto you is cooked this day in the oven of your kitchen a turkey, which is surrounded by pudding and cakes and presents: and this shall be a sign unto you, ye shall find the gifts wrapped in sparkling paper and lying in a pile under the tree.

And suddenly there was with the children a multitude of earthly relatives, praising each other and saying, "Thank you, this is just what I wanted." And it came to pass as Santa and the relatives were gone away into their own homes, the parents said to one another, "Let us now go even unto bed to avoid this mess which the kids and guests have made known unto us." And they came with haste and found peace, quiet and rest lying in a bed until morning.

Pause in Advent starts tomorrow!


Pom Pom said...

I'm ready, too!
What a wonderful endeavor for all the mums! I'm brewing up my plans. Yikes! It's tomorrow!

Angela said...

Glad to hear you had a good day!

Gumbo Lily said...

Busy days and nifty things you've been creating.

Happy Advent!

Betty said...

It's the creative side of Christmas I love the best and you have been very busy making homely reminders that Christmas is all about home and family. Bettyx

Catherine said...

Oh I do love the Coping with Christmas Mags! xox

magsmcc said...

it was a great day and I'm loving reading the poems again
Catherine x

The dB family said...

We still have our wedding candle too. That poem is fun!