Sunday marked the beginning of Advent. I realized this reality a bit late. Where did the time go? I had all these grand plans to stitch these beautiful Jesse Tree Ornaments from a kit I purchased online last year. I should have begun this project in October at the latest, but as life often does, life got in the way. I began stitching on Saturday. Just a tad late, right? As of today, I have four stitched, but unfinished, with 24 to go. Yeah, it's not happening this year. I'll continue working at this project with a goal to finish before Leo arrives. That's an achievable goal.
So what to do for a devotional instead? When I first began blogging, I had no idea what a rich resource I would find among the Catholic blogging community. So many of my blogging buddies recommended this Advent Devotional from A Holy Experience. I downloaded, printed, stapled the booklet, and cut out the lovely paper Jesse Tree ornaments yesterday. We began our devotionals this morning. Three days in and just getting started is not too bad in my book lately. I must say, this is one of the most beautiful devotionals I've ever read for Advent and it is free!
What are you doing to prepare? Check out A Holy Experience's Jesse Tree Advent Devotional for your family. It's never to late to start.