It is clear I fell off the blogwagon, mostly because we do not have internet at home anymore (except for the shared network from my husband's iPhone, which means I spend most of my internet time reestablishing a weak connection). No internet at home is awesome, but not awesome for this blog.
But we have still been observing and celebrating the Church Year, even without the internet. We finally are actually learning verses and hymns per season, not just intending to learn them. So far learned/planned:
Ordinary: Genesis 1:1-5 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Reformation: Eph. 2:8-10 " " , Wake, Awake For Night is Flying
Advent: Isaiah 9:6-7 Creator of the Stars of Night
Christmas: Luke 2:7 A Great and Mighty Wonder
Epiphany: John 1:1-7 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
A peaceful Advent and merry Christmas to you all!
BONUS: Free Christmas gift ideas for the little ones
Paperdolls (print out on cardstock)
LEGO patterns (just print out the instructions and stuff them in the stockings, or do what I did and spend 4 hours scouring your husband's 4 Rubbermaid tubs of vintage LEGO, looking for that one elusive brick. It brings back nostalgic memories of childhood frustration and an achy neck).