Seriously - it kind of stinks! And I forget sometimes that a $12 family advent devotional that I really, really want to do is $12 we actually need and can't use to download a book and ornament templates and that Christmas trees are expensive - especially the good noble firs. But the Lord showed up and blessed us so so much!
First, Wednesday afternoon I'm just trolling Facebook and found this! Yep, it's a family advent devotional with ornament templates to print out that is written by the author of A Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp and it's totally FREE!!! (yes, I cried!)
And then a few hours later we got a call from our church saying that they had a donation of Christmas trees and wanted to know if we would like one! (for a split second did I think, "I hope it's a noble fir" but that thought left quickly ... Don't judge, I apparently have tree issues I need to work thru! Ha ha ha!)
So after dinner last night we headed up to the church to pick up our tree and it was 7 feet tall!
But seeing as we have an 11 month old who is walking and climbing on top of things we had to modify it a bit.
Anyways, we got it inside and turned Elf on and had a great evening!
In true baby form, John-Paul was all about the boxes!
Oh and I can't not mention this part of the evening ... Bennett dressed up like Santa, and wanted to put snow flakes on the tree and build a Lego city just like Elf does in the movie! ha ha! Lucky for us I already had snowflake ornaments! :)
So all that to say ... isn't God good?!
He always surprises me with his kindness!
Oh and then Bennett just broke out into song ... it was too sweet!