12.28.2012

Advent: Day 24

Lego Advent Calendar:

Bible Verses:
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[b] who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[c]
 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.  And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.  And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. Luke 2:1-20
Activities:
1. make lefse

 every year on christmas eve, we make lefse. 
i do the prep work the day before and then my kiddos basically take over on christmas eve.

 i mix the potatoes up with the flour and from there morgan does all the rolling.

 landon and mauryn show up to turn them every so often
otherwise morgan runs the lefse show

 2. candlelight service at church
i love christmas eve candlelight service. 
its my favorite
oh holy night by candlelight... tears every year.

3. open gifts by the upstairs tree
any gifts the kids receive that aren't from lance and i we put under our bonus room tree
we let the kids open them on christmas eve


 4. camp out in the bonus room
 once the gifts are open, the kiddos find a comfy spot and settle in for the night
and a short night of sleep

 i love their late into the night talks
the excitement as they wait for christmas morning
its one of my favorite christmas moments






1 comment:

Leah in Iowa said...

Lefse? Yum! My parents make dozens and dozens every year for the Lutefisk and Lefse feed at their church. But lutefisk? Yuck! =) My SIL and her family make it, too, only they use cream instead of potatoes.