Tuesday, December 27, 2011

our Jesse Tree

Marvin made our Jesse tree this year, and did a fabulous job.  It’s one of only a few ideas I found on pinterest that we didn’t have to modify in the slightest, what’s more basic than branches?  
Calvin’s loved the stories every night, and it was fun for him to guess which story it would be,it really helped to grab his attention.

We’ve enjoyed Ann’s version this year.  Last year we used a guide that had A LOT of scripture, while this was good for Marvin and me it was too much for a certain little boy.

I'm excited that this little tradition will help us focus our hearts to anticipate the real reason we celebrate each year.
Kathy we love, love, love our advent calender.  Calvin particularly loved watching Mary & Joseph move along the numbers.  Thank you so much for all the work you put into making it for us, it will be treasured for years to come.
 **For those of you who are unfamiliar with a Jesse Tree, each day of advent you travel through a different old testament story with the anticipation of a the promised Savior, and ending with the birth of the long awaited one.    It's been such a blessing to our family.

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