After Thanksgiving we started a new family tradition--and it is fun to start traditions as a little family of four! Friday morning I made chocolate chip scones which were delicious and Ryan made us coffee. We all had a yummy breakfast together, turned on the Christmas music, and decorated the house.
Quinn and Ryan put some lights outside along our walkway and the nativity scenes, stockings, candles, and snowmen made the rounds inside.
We cleared the way for our tree which we got on Saturday! We headed out to a tree farm in Dundee that was selling noble firs for $5 each--U Pick, they cut! We walked through their farm at dusk and got just the right tree for our house.
Quinn and I decorated the Christmas tree--I decorated the top and he decorated the bottom (there are a lot of candy canes on the bottom)!
At Sunday School Quinn made a little clay Advent wreath and we've been able to light a little candle and read a verse these last two Sundays. Our Advent calendar is up and each day Quinn chooses a word to hang up. We get to talk about what the word means (like "mercy") and Quinn looks forward to hanging it up.