Advent is the season of waiting, longing and preparation.  We are waiting and preparing—

wreath

 

We made a space on the porch for a swag of greens which we bought from an organization working to reduce teenage drinking.

We cleaned the guest closet and took out unused coats to give to the church clothing closet and to leave space for coats of visitors during the season.
closet

We cleaned and emptied a corner of the house in preparation for the Christmas tree.

empty corner

We noticed that Seneca has posted a rather lengthy list of things she would like to receive this year, in preparation and anticipation.

list

And the kids created two different ginger bread houses for us to enjoy.

boys

girls

Soon we will begin making candy which is to be our Christmas gift to friends and relatives this year.

There is much busyness but  we attempt to quiet ourselves to prepare our hearts for Christmas.