I have come to enjoy Advent more than Christmas. Our seasonal rhythm is to slow down as a family over this time, do less and not more. Each person learns a special prayer to pray at breakfast, we sing carols before I go to work, we tell a special story every night before we put a homemade Advent ornament on our tree, and we end every night with the lights out singing O Come O Come Emmanuel.
Once the kids are bed Sarah & I spend our nights making gifts for the kids. This year she is knitting them stuffed animals while I write each animal a short adventure story explaining how they came to our house.
Welcome back to my life Advent, welcome!