Tucker and Tate read aloud from Matthew 2:1-12. Then we shared as a family about times when we especially needed God's peace in 2011. Examples included times of sickness for family members, when our 6th grader started middle school this year, etc. We also prayed for the Lord's peace in the days to come as we prepare to enter 2012. We pray His precious peace for your families as well!
Our nightly craft was to use simple drinking straws and a hot glue gun to make star ornaments for our Advent tree. We added string at the top with which to hang them.
Here is a snapshot of our completed Advent tree for this year!
After blowing out the candles on our Advent wreath, it was time to open the last Advent gifts. The boys got new nutcrackers for their collection, and Sadie opened a princess cup and plate set.
May the Prince of Peace be with you as we finish out the month of December!