Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Back from Paris and our Advent calendar



Bonjour!  I have not posted in awhile because I have been in Paris!  I was lucky enough to tag along with my husband on a business trip.  I can not even express how exciting it was for me to be able to experience Paris at Christmastime!!!  I took a lot of pictures and will hopefully have some of those ready to share with you very soon.  I am also anxious to get going on more Christmas decorating around the house.

Before we left for Paris, I made an Advent calendar for the kids.  I found the cutest little Kraft paper bags on Etsy and decided to use those for our Advent calendar...



We did a similar Advent calendar last year and it was a big hit...I filled the bags with a small treat for the kids every day and my husband and I also took turns writing the kids a note of love and encouragement, telling them how proud we were of various different things they have done.  I like to use the Christmas season to remind the kids of Jesus' love for us and that we need to speak more kindly to one another and treat each other the way He would want us to.  So the Advent calendar is a nice blend of fun for the kids and a way to remind them to remember the reason for the season!

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I am feeling very much in the Christmas spirit after our trip {and with all of the snow we just got!}, so I am working hard to get all of my rooms decorated in time for Christmas!  The living room is on my list to get done this week.  I added the blanket I bought from the Merci store in Paris and love how it adds a winter touch to the room...now to get some fresh greenery...



I will show you the rest when I get it done :))


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Here is just a peak at Paris at Christmastime.  I promise to be back soon with a lot more...




Laduree...





Tracey