2. Our church is doing something different this year during Advent. Typically we have soup suppers at church on Wednesday nights but this year we're gathering in homes for a potluck meal and time of reflection/sharing. A handful of church members are hosts each Wednesday evening and other members are encouraged to select the closest host home and meet there for a time of food and fellowship. Our neighbors are hosts so we walked around the corner on Wednesday night and enjoyed an evening with friends old and new. It was such a nice night. We ate, we sang, read scripture, and shared about "peace"(the theme of the evening). Looking forward to the next two Wednesdays of Advent!
3. My two favorite words this holiday shopping season: Amazon Prime
John signed us up for Amazon Prime several months ago but I only started using it these last few weeks. FREE two-day shipping? Yes, please. It's pretty awesome! I needed something this week and didn't have the time or desire to brave the temps and trek to the Springs. Amazon Prime to the rescue! I sat down Wednesday afternoon and placed an order and my "item" should arrive today. I'll show you a pic of my item next week--I'm hoping it's as fun as it looked online!
4. Did any of you watch The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood? The girls and I watched it last night. Color me unimpressed. I love Carrie Underwood as a singer but not as an actress! Nothing can compare to the Julie Andrews version. Nothing! I looked over at my girls last night while they were singing and thought to myself: They know all the words to these songs. I have succeeded as a mom. My work here is done. Ha!
5. I had a moment this week where I felt overwhelmed by gratitude because my kids genuinely LOVE each other. Sure, they have their moments but they're few and far between. I'm deeply grateful for this…