Well, there is one more week left in the Christmas season, but my family has finished the Reason for the Season Challenge from Catholic Icing. The boys are proud.
Okay, John (the oldest) might be more sleepy than proud, but Andy is clearly pumped about this!
We basically colored a red ornament for each secular thing we did to celebrate Christmas – Snowmen, cookies, etc, and a yellow ornament for each spiritual thing we did – mass, reading the gospel . . . It was nice to record what we were doing and be sure that the spiritual balanced out the secular. I may or may not have put Home Alone in the DVD player this week so we could finish coloring our secular ornaments. I don’t think that’s how this was supposed to work, but I’m glad we weren’t scrambling for spiritual ways to celebrate the season.
On another note, I’m really knuckling down to get the John Bosco Simply Saints book written. It’s going to be great, but it’s also going to get very quiet around here this month. So if you don’t hear from me for a while, that’s what I’m doing. I will reconnect at the end of January, hopefully with a new book to share.