Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

Ero Cras
December 24, 2011, 7:18 pm
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ERO CRAS: I will be there tomorrow.

I love a good old timey Latin Advent acrostic!

We are having a relaxing Christmas Eve day before going to my folks house for Christmas Eve dinner.

Our sweet boy has been dying to put the ornaments on the tree for weeks and will be so excited for the chance to decorate it tonight. Tomorrow we will eat cinnamon rolls, light the Christ Candle in the center of our Advent wreath, go to Christmas Mass, and then spend the afternoon with food and presents at Daniel’s parents house. I’m so grateful we’re not traveling one bit!

I’m so excited for Lucy’s first Christmas! She is the happiest and sweetest of babies and I can’t get enough of her precious baby scent and amazingly goofy smiles. I cover her little face with kisses all day and night.

She’s getting nice and chubby!

“Every baby is the sweetest and the best.” Name that quote.


O, Christmas Tree!
December 3, 2011, 8:12 pm
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This morning we continued the family tradition of going to the Bavarian Christmas Tree Farm in Monticello to cut down a Christmas Tree with Daniel’s parents and sister. Benjamin was been asking to go cut down a tree since last Christmas when he looked like this:

My, he’s precious in that photo! I think he’s gotten much sneakier and sillier over the past year as you can see:

Sweet girl slept through the whole expedition:

I love my family. I love this tradition.

When do you get your Christmas tree? Do you wait til after Advent? Do you wait to decorate until Christmas Eve? I want to know.

P.S. The candle giveaway winner has been announced on the original post!