Monday, November 16, 2009

Advent Plans

I think I've got it all figured out and we're ready to roll into Advent. I asked, you answered. I knew you'd come through and help me out.

Thank you!!

I perused, I clicked, I read, I made lists and now I've got an idea of where we are headed. Relatively simple for this year, but there are just SO MANY ideas if you look for them.

I checked out these places:

O Night Divine blog

Love2Learn's Advent reviews

Elizabeth's Advent/Christmas reading lists on her sidebar

Tracy's Circle Time/Advent Plans

Jessica's December book list on her sidebar

From there, this is what I did:

1. Signed us up for the Advent Adventure through Holy Heroes. We enjoyed all they offered for Lent, so we should enjoy it for Advent as well. I also found out that this year they will walk us through Advent using the Jesse Tree, which was one of the many suggestions I received. So, I'm not going to have to do any further looking on that subject.

2. Ordered these:

**From Adoremus Books:

Destination: Bethlehem (for our family Advent Adventure this year)

Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers (for our bookshelf)

**From Catholic Company:

Advent Reflections Come, Lord Jesus (for my own Advent season reflection)

3. Put these on my library list and will request them this week:

Christmas in the Barn

Christmas in the Country

A Christmas Story

The Donkey's Dream

The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

The Light of Christmas

While Angels Watch

Ideas, ideas, ideas! There are so many options. I think we'll have a good start with what I've listed here and perhaps whatever else we plan along the way.

I've filled this post with lots of things for you to clickety-click on, but if you are still looking for great ideas hopefully this will inspire you to just head on over to those places. Have fun with it and prepare away!

I'm looking forward to celebrating the beautiful season of advent peacefully, while preparing our hearts for the birth of Our King.


  1. Wow, looks like you are very prepared...and I am a big slacker. I just can't wrap my head around Advent & Christmas yet. I'm still in denial that Thanksgiving is next week!!

  2. There are so many good books out there, aren't there?! It can be hard to decide. I hope you enjoy "Destination Bethlehem" with your kids ... I am still deciding what other books to incorporate into the season this year. (Books don't add stress, I've decided, because we read anyway =)

  3. Colleen,no way! You aren't a slacker. I've just learned that if I don't plan ridiculously ahead I fail to plan at all. Oh, and, the books I want are gone at the library! :)

    Sarah, I agree, I don't mind filling our book basket rather than making huge plans for a ton of crafts, etc. that I don't get to. With the books, I can read them anytime with the kids during the course of the day. Still do crafts and such, but as time and moods allow.


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