The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Jesse Tree

I'm not sure when I stumbled upon the Jesse Tree, but it was definitely back when we lived in South Big City. I made ornaments from THIS web site.

I want my family to focus on the Christ Child, not Santa, or presents. I want them to learn to give more, and receive less. With Christ, you can learn that.

We will be making new ornaments this year. We lost the original set I made sometime during the two moves after the fire. This year, I think we will embroider the patterns from the site I shared.

We will be using this book for the devotions:

The Advent Jesse Tree

It's an Advent type of devotional, but I think maybe less Catholic oriented? And I think it makes it easier for the little ones to see the things we are reading about as we hang the ornaments. It's less commercial, and less pagan in nature.

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