Not even a full two days into Advent and I've already failed miserably. This year we do not have an Advent wreath. I forgot to order candles and apparently Mormons do not celebrate Advent as there isn't a purple nor rose colored candle in any local Michael's, Target, or Walmart to be found. No matter, we found our pewter Advent wreath in pieces while unpacking our traditional decorations. I guess there is always next year.
Wingnut talked me into getting our tree from our parish's Knights of Columbus. The trees were delivered on Saturday. I let the kids decorate the tree yesterday. We haven't decorated a tree before Gaudete Sunday since our conversion years ago. Lil' Lamb and the cat are tearing the thing apart with abandon.
The girls want to be bakers. I've allowed them to bake Christmas cookies; a different recipe each night for the last three nights. We usually reserve Christmas baking for the week before Christmas. We'll see if they can keep it up for 25 days.
I'm breaking many of our Advent traditions, and I'm completely ok with that. I'm sure there isn't any harm in observing Advent with joyful anticipation, imbibing in some of the fun usually reserved for Christmas.
May you have a lovely, prayerful Advent.