Advent : week 3 (or, the week that didn't happen)


You know when you have some wonderful plan for something like an Advent calendar? And then circumstances totally mess with your plan?

That's where I'm at this week.

Last week, my children both came down with a stomach virus of some kind. Not much sleep, lots and lots of terrible diapers. So. Much. Poop.

So I spent most of last week's writing time doing laundry (because we had poop on sheets, poopy blow outs on jammies, poop on Evert's stuffed teddy bear named Tigey...), bathing a poop-covered toddler, and comforting sick children.

And then, of course, I got the same virus. So I'm out of commission this week. No Advent posts for week 3 - I'm sorry.

I got such a good response from readers, though, that I'll definitely do it again next year, and I'm still hoping to be able to do the few days of week 4 this year.

Thanks for the grace, friends.

I'm off to take a nap.

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Advent : preparing our hearts, preparing our homes {Week Two}

We're continuing on our Advent journey of preparing our hearts as we prepare our homes.

This season can be so focused on making sure everything gets done, and when our to do lists take precedence over everything else, our souls suffer and we burn out quickly. I want to spend this Advent building up my relationships with other people, being intentional about preparing my home for the holidays, treasuring the gift of Jesus come to us, and preparing my heart to receive him once again this Christmas.

So here's the plan for week two!