we missed most of the first week of advent here at home since we were out of town and with family. now that we are back home again, we are quickly catching up and enjoying our usual and much-anticipated advent festivities. we set up the nativity on our nature table, put up our new advent calendar, maya received her first advent gift and we lit the first of our advent candles (we will begin week 2 tomorrow).
our ostheimer nativity
this year's advent calendar
lighting the first of our advent candles
this first week of advent, we celebrate the mineral world - the physical foundation for life. for without the mineral world, we would have no ground to stand on. our favorites are the amethyst crystals we have collected through the years. i like to imagine all the little gnomes working underground to tend to them.
yours in cheerfully celebrating our first week of advent,