Advent 2010 day 1

We went to visit our new special friends for a day of Advent celebrations today.

I love this photo, even though it's a bit blurry.
It captures the essence of the day for me.

Crafts for the children.
Fruit punch with a little secret ingredient in it for the adults.
Chocolate brownies.
Advent stories.
Home made pizza made by my fabulous husband.
Bath time.
Pasta for dinner, once again made by my fabulous husband.

And some more cookies.

I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.
We have known each other for a few short months, but I feel like we have known each other forever.

Isn't that special?

Mary took her first step on her star walk tonight.

We lit one candle for the first week of advent.
And Sohail put up a little light to be our moon.
Annie moved Mary forward and put her on the next star.

And then, Annie was enthralled.

She showed me how far Mary has to travel.
And then she closed all the curtains in the house.
And put off all the lights.
So that she could see the moon shining and the candle burning.

She felt it.

The magic of Christmas.

I am so happy we are doing this.


  1. Sounds like a lovely day. I love it when friends are made and immediately they seem as if they've always been in our lives. Soul Mates, kindred spirits. It's very cool.

    Your advent celebration sounds lovely. We don't celebrate Advent (not in a religious way)but I certainly can appreciate the beauty that is present in this experience. I could almost See Annie standing in the dark with her mouth gaping at the AWE-someness of it all. Well done. These are memories she'll have forever. And isn't that what Christmas is about? Creating memories...and invoking the spirit of the holiday? Gives me goosebumps. xoxo

  2. i am so happy you have found friends...good friends to share life with. makes all the difference in the world. beauty. full.


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