Normally, I am one of those who likes to decorate the tree when Advent begins. But this year we didn't even have our stuff yet so it wasn't possible. Brian got a tree as soon as we had keys to the house since we had sent ahead our tree stand with our linens and necessities. Once our household goods did arrive I had a lot of important unpacking to do. So the tree decorating was easy to put off until the day before Christmas Eve.
|We have high ceilings finally! No tree trimming down this year!|
|The tree was a little sparse though, and, therefore, many ornaments were left in the boxes this year.|
Our Advent was extremely toned down this year with no Jesse Tree or Advent calendars. We did read Destination Bethlehem which I highly recommend. Plus, Brian led the O Antiphons during prayer time. And don't forget all those Christmas markets! I think we went to 5 or 6, although I missed a couple of them.
|Isn't that a perfect place for Mary? My little grotto was another highlight of this house for me.|