As Christ followers, yesterday kicked off the season and celebration of Advent. Advent is a special time where we anticipate the coming and birth of our King on Christmas Day. I hung our Advent calendar this weekend, purchased from Naptime Diaries. Jon and I will be using a reading plan from SheReadsTruth and also a devotional, We Will Wait, by Heather Boersma, to prepare our hearts with The Word.
Adorable ornament sent to me by Heather from The Mosbys in China! I love it!
It was cold for about 2 seconds last week and we bundled up to go walk around the neighborhood to look at lights. Ernie wasn't a fan of my crocheted headband ear warmer but he looked like a little old woman I loved it! He's funny because anytime I dress him up, he stands perfectly still and won't move..perfect for pictures.
Saturday morning I left before 7am to head to College Station for the Be The Match Zumbathon. It was a great turnout and so much fun! I thought I was going to pass out while teaching my first song...it was the first workout I'd done in almost 2 weeks (being sick sucked), but after a few minutes I got past it. We heard from donors and recipients and I am SO glad to be a part of this organization. Please friends, read this post and think about being a part of the registry. I went to lunch with my little sister and some of her friends then got to see the sorority house (we are both Delta Gamma's and she lives in the house this year) and see old friends. I could barely lift my arms that afternoon and had a hard time staying awake on the drive home!
We wrapped Christmas presents, watched movies and passed out early (I wasn't the only tired one). We've been trying to remember to take his ball away from him at night because he is so obsessed but when we forget, he falls asleep with it in his mouth like a stuffed Christmas piggy. Ernie's life pretty much rocks!
After 10 hours of sleep, Sunday was another fun and productive day....church, a fun lunch out with my parents, and getting stuff done. Jon and I love seafood but don't make it too often at home so I have been on a mission to add more of it to our meals. In fact, I had fish tacos at lunch yesterday and then made shrimp fried rice for dinner. I made a double batch so we will be eating it for the next 6 days haha. Check out the recipe here.
We literally have something going on every single night after work for the next week (and possibly into next week, just haven't let myself think about that yet!) but it's okay because it's all fun stuff! We talked a lot this weekend about how people are just generally happier and more generous and giving during December. Wish it was year round but if scrooges are pleasant 1 month out of the year, I'll take it!