Here are our advent ornament crafts from the week (we haven't done days 15 and 16 yet, but will catch up tomorrow):
Day 9 - Joseph
Day 10 - Dream
Day 11 - Jesus' Name
Day 12 - Census
Day 13 - Bethlehem
Day 14 - Stable
A definite downside to our week was Friday and the shootings. The kids did not see any of the news coverage, and I am thankful yet again that we do not own a TV. However, we did talk with them about what happened. We didn't tell them that there was a shooting, but that someone came into a school, made some very bad decisions and a lot of people died - including a bunch of kids. I wanted them to hear it from us before they overheard it somewhere else. We prayed for all the people involved and for all the families of those kids. We also watched the President over the internet as he addressed the nation, which made me cry. Keanan asked why I was crying and I told him that it was really sad. He replied, "but mommy, those kids get to be with Jesus." True, true. My parents heart still mourns for those families, but I do find some peace in Keanan's words.
Happy Sabbath and 3rd Sunday of Advent - JOY!