Thursday, December 9, 2010

Small Successes-Second week of Advent

Celebrating the little things in life that add up.

1. At long last the closet project that Bryan started in August or September is completed (on the inside).  We now have carpet and padding (Isn't my husband great?) as well as four adjustable shelves on the side wall.  I was able to take all the games that have been clogging our kitchen pantry and move them into their new home.  I think it looks great and I'm very happy.  I think the end result was worth the injured finger (Bryan hammered his pinkie) and the assaulted toe (My pinkie toe was hit with a falling level as I helped Bryan.  OUCH!).  The kids are very happy with their completed closet.  Now they want to know when we're adding the trim.

2. Both Christmas trees are now up and decorated.  I finally decided the big tree could go up [since last year's board games could finally be put away in the closet under the stairs].  On Tuesday, I spent the morning decorating the trees.  The girls are quite delighted with the way they look.
Tree with ornaments made by the girls.

The family room tree that feels like a Christmas scrapbook.

3. Madeline was an altar server for the first time this Tuesday at a vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception.  She did very well and her little sister was quite proud of her.  After Mass the deacon made it a point to tell me how Ellie was beaming with pride as they processed in for Mass.

4. We celebrated the feast of the Immaculate conception with a tasty treat yesterday.  I made the girls some Marian sugar cookies.  They were quite delighted with the cookies that were inspired by the reverse side of the miraculous medal.


  1. The trees look great! Congrats to you and Madeline on a good week.

  2. Beautiful trees! Someday I hope to have room for two for the kids' ornaments & one for ours. And congrats to your new server! I had tears the first time our oldest served earlier this year. They grow up so fast!


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