All About Advent : Discovering Waldorf Series

A few years ago, my sweet friend Kelly wrote a wonderful article about Waldorf and Advent for my Discovering Waldorf Series.

I loved finding it today and remembering what Advent is really all about.

Advent includes the four Sundays prior to Christmas, a time of inner searching, introspection and anticipation.

It is through the darkness of the Earth we await the birth of a new inner light to warm our hearts and strengthen our thoughts and deeds. This is manifested in the Christ Child of light born on the night of Christmas. All the kingdoms of nature – Mineral, Plant, Animal and Human – from beneath to above – await the coming birth. Advent is a journey inward to the soul, where we become aware of the eternal light that lightens our way.It is also so beautifully entwined in the northern hemisphere with Winter Solstice and the return of the Sun, and in the southern hemisphere with Summer– celebrating the Sun. Advent is a fun, joyous time for children especially. A time that will forever be etched in their memories.

For those celebrating the Advent festival, and to all spiritual beliefs and traditions, this time of year has something special for everyone – the Season of Light on so many levels… ” Read the full article The Light Of Advent, here.

Happy Advent to all.
Blessings and magic,
Donni

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I smile when I look back at photos of Christmas’s past. Isn’t it sweet to catch a glimpse of our little ones when they were even little’er?

Here is our DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from two years ago, just after we moved into The Sunny House. Kitty, Teddy and I made it… although I filled the paper bags with little surprises all on my own.

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

 

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Read the full tutorial post to find out what little treasures I put into the bags (and see my little’er munchkins),  HERE.

 

Happy December 2014!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Earthly Treasures

This is what our Black Friday looked like…

It’s like we have 3 seasons here in Southern California… spring, summer and autumn.

We took Moose on a afternoon walk around the Lagoon and discovered all kinds of earthly treasures.

 

 

Have a happy weekend,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Winter Camping

One of the great perks of living in Southern California is that winter doesn’t prevent us from going camping.

The evenings and early mornings are cold… cold enough to need gloves and hats… but soon the sun comes out and warms up the day and by 9.30am we are in T-shirts and shorts again.

There’s a beautiful starkness to the wilderness and the places that were green and lush a few months ago are now golden and brown.

The kids play endlessly… making shelters out of sticks, stones and branches.

Someone visited out table in the night and left his tracks in mud on our table cloth… it was great fun discovering what kind of animal he was… the magnifying glass was needed.

We decided he was a grey fox!

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This is the magic of Southern California.

Blessings and magic,

Donni