How have we been alive for thirty something years and still don't get that Christmas comes right after Thanksgiving?
Last night was the first night of advent. As usual, we realized it mid morning and did our traditional, "oh crap. Advent starts tonight."
Nothing was ready. No wreath. No candles. Nothing.
We're slowly learning that we don't have to have all the decorations, cute calendars, or a ton of Christmas decorations to celebrate our favorite holiday of the year. Good thing right? Because this year in Haiti we don't hardly have any of those things. Last night we found our trusty advent study online, and Aaron made a makeshift candle holder out of a potato and candles we bought off the street. We've taken ghetto to a whole new level.
Even with a potato sitting on my coffee table, I'm super excited about the start of this season.