Thanksgiving is next week, the beginning of Advent is right around the corner, and I'm thinking about this new season. Are you thinking about these things too?
My sister and I made pumpkin spice rolls yesterday which is a yummy holiday treat! I'm thinking about a few Christmas gifts for family and friends. I'm thinking about some ways we can give to some places that are in significant need (check out the Sudan African Mission. The site has a link to my Uncle Myron and Aunt Donna who spent time with the missionaries in the Sudan). I get to bring out some Christmas music, and think about what we're going to do with our Christmas tree and a very curious 19 month old.
I'm feeling a bit crafty...as I'm thinking about Advent, I want to be intentional about preparing hearts and home to celebrate the birth of Christ and promise of hope He brings. Something visual is helpful for me so I think I'm going to make my own Advent calendar...simple, colorful, and intentional. I'll post some photos once it is finished (now I have to do it!)
This morning my sister, mom, Quinn and I went to two bazaars which were fun and festive. I enjoyed myself and we made it through the heavy rain!
Time to change the my autumn door hanging to the red berries.