Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Sunday in Advent


It seems that sometime after Halloween, a catalog will arrive in the mail and I'll think about ordering new candles for the advent wreath, but then think - oh it's too early yet... and then each year before I know it, Thanksgiving comes and goes and then Advent is upon us and I'm not ready!! 

Again this year I do not have my wreath out on the table yet.  I hope that I can find all the Christmas decorations pretty easily this season.  We placed them in the basement in our new home when we moved this summer.  The kids are already excited as we drive by neighbor's homes and they see decorations.  They keep telling me, "Momma we need to get a Christmas tree TOO!!" 

I am looking forward to putting up the tree...  the hardest part for us is finding a weekend that we are all at home on a Saturday together! 

So until we are decorated for the holiday, please know that we are already preparing our hearts for Christmas.  Only 3 more weeks left.

Friday, November 11, 2011

St. Joseph Pray for Us

"Oh God, who in thine unspeakable providence did vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech thee, that we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven whome we venerate on Earth as our protector."