Wow we have had a very crazy year it seems, and this blog has suffered because of it. I really don't want to get into the details here. I do want to say though that God has really been teaching me some hard things this year and I hope that I am actually learning them. I'm hoping 2013 will be a bit calmer and I can get to blogging a bit more. Today I just wanted to share some of the things we were able to do for Advent this year. Since I am posting the entire month all at once I think I will go ahead and put up a slideshow. Once again we used our wooden Advent calendar and had daily activities planned. I tried to take pictures of all of them but I did miss a few things. It seemed this December our kids really got to learn about and practice giving. The pictures aren't in any particular order and include all sort of things i.e. baking, frosting, light parades, Advent wreath time, live Nativity, making bracelets for Wally, St. Nicholas Day, my birthday, etc.Some of the things that I forgot to take pictures of were an Angel Tree lunch that we helped at, Drive Through light display, Getting warm things to donate to a local place that helps the homeless, etc.