Saturday, December 23, 2006

two more days left!!!

This afternoon we enjoyed a quiet (?? with five kids?) time decorating our christmas tree. The children each got to find special places on the tree for all of their own ornaments they have collected in their short lives. E placed all of the angels on the tree on the same spot and told me they are having a party, and apparently they are on the back of the tree because they don't want us to see what they are doing.

Mommy and Daddy ate cookies and held the babies.

Heather was the special child who got to place the angel on the top this year.

We also put out our nativity scene, and spent the morning cleaning our house in preparation for baby jesus. I even had a chance to do all the laundry. I'm not sure the laundry has ever been all clean and put away at the same time ever!! Quite an accomplishment for us!

Here's our finished tree! Isn't it pretty? I just love the lull right before christmas.

Come, O come Emmanuel!
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Grandma Leslie said...

Hi Melanie
Did you say "lull"? That's very funny coming from your house!
Guess what - you and Columba are now an official "Catholic Blog". You're on a list here:


melanie said...

Actually, having the twins has given us such a gift to be able to slow down and enjoy this christmas together. It actually really is a lull: an anticipation of the coming joy of christmas.. that's what advent really is about isn't it? We finished almost all of our shopping a month ago!