Part I: A Tea in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
If you’ve never had one of Alice Gunther’s beautiful liturgical teas, you must.
You simply must.
I think not.
Part II: Braided St. Lucia Bread in Honor of St. Lucy
This is a favorite feast day of my three little hens, not surprisingly. All I have to do is make the bread and then pretend that I didn’t.
“Oh my goodness!” I exclaim as they show up giggling at my bedroom door. “It’s Santa Lucia Day? I had no idea!”
I like this shot because it shows off my little girls’ handmade crowns.
I like this shot because it shows off my little girls’ handmade crowns and my 7th grader’s personality.
Not that it truly needs showing off.
I call this shot “Braided Roll with Baby.” Is it any wonder we made it through the meal without splashing juice and smearing glaze all over my bedspread?
I think not.
Part III: A Gaudete Mass at the Cathedral in Honor of, well, God
I attended Mass on my own in the early evening, having stayed home with an under-the-weather child on Sunday morning.
It was a bitterly cold outing on the year’s darkest day, but oh, how those rose-colored vestments made up for it!
Of course I had to take a photo for my little hen who had had to stay home. She loves these vestments as much as I do.
That’s my friend Karen in the photo— though not the same Karen as the “Braided Bread” Karen—who was gracious enough to pose for a picture after Mass.
I asked her how she was doing on her Christmas shopping—looking, of course, for a friend with whom to commiserate—and Karen told me that she’d finished all her Christmas shopping before Advent.
I tried not to smack her.
Spending an all-too-brief moment before the tabernacle was a beautiful end to a busy weekend, though it was hard not to be distracted by all the to-do’s left on my list.*
We have two full weeks of Advent left! We have only two weeks before Christmas left!
May our hearts (and homes) be ready. ☺
*Ed. Note: I am stumped–truly stumped–by what to get my two oldest sons. They are 12 & 10. Any suggestions?
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