Monday, December 7, 2009

Advent/Solstice Candles Part Deux

Second Sunday of Advent came and went. We ate soup as I was still a pathetic sick girl who begged hubby to get it. Regardless of illness, we gathered up pine cones from a previous nature walk, a couple sticks, and too beautiful to be real Holly from the Holly tree in the backyard. We have yet to find an appropriate manger that will fit in the circle, so Mary and the crew are on hold until next week.

The kids are actually not resistant to the new candle lighting ritual, and both mentioned it as a favorite when we had our gratitude time at dinner. The verse which can be found on Pea Soup's blog here, goes as follows:

The second light of Advent
It is the light of plants.
Plants reach up to the sun
And in the breezes dance.

I've loved having a reason to light candles at dinner. I highly recommend it, seems to calm things down even with crazy kid life all around.

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