Sarah over at Snoring Scholar asked for Advent wreath pictures. So here's ours:
I took this just before we sat down for dinner on Monday night, as you can see if you look closely at the very bottom of the picture. Next to the wreath, stuck in the napkin holder is the Magnificat Advent reflections book which, with two small babies around, we almost never get around to reading.
You may also notice that the candles aren't purple. The day I went out to buy them I forgot to pick some up while I was at our local Catholic book store. That happens to me a lot when I'm there! Why? Because I always run into someone I know, start talking, and then can't remember everything I intended to get. I remembered later, by which time I was on the opposite side of town running errands. So I ran into Michael's and burgundy candles were the best I could find. At least I found a pink one for Guadate Sunday.
By the way, burgundy and pink were our wedding colors! So it's all good.
I love our Irish wreath with the Celtic crosses on the candle holders and the other Celtic details. My married name is very German, very different from my maiden name, so now I love incorporating as much Irish stuff into our family as I can. Around St. Patrick's Day my husband even makes Irish soda bread now using my grandmother's recipe and my Our Lady of Knock rosary now sits on my husband's side of the bed for him to use when we say a rosary at night (which hasn't happened in a loooooooong time!). Infiltration at it's best!
Happy Advent to everyone!