Thursday, December 8, 2011

Advent Season...The Team Pancakes' Version

Good morning Ladies...
here's to Thursday and another  exciting post...
well at least i like to think so!

One of my regular reads and favorite bloggers, Nylse
recently posted about the meaning and reason for Advent 
and i thought it was PERFECT to introduce Team Pancakes' version of the Advent Season.  
 During Advent, we emphasize hope, peace, joy, and love, which God sent with Christ.
We have an inheritance reserved in heaven, 
a living hope through the resurrection of Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3-5).
We will love life and see good days if we turn from evil and do good and if we seek peace, 
for the Lord watches over the righteous and hears their prayers (1 Peter 3:10-12).
We have inexpressible joy even though we have trials
 because our faith is being tested and proven genuine. 
The end of this faith is the salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:6-9).
We can love one another with a pure heart because we have been born again 
through the Word of God which lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:22-23).

I came across many different Advent Calendars however none of them spoke to me.  
Plus most of them were made with children in mind. 
 Therefore Mr. Pancakes and i came up with our own way to celebrate Advent season keeping in mind, the sentiments of Hope, Peace, Joy & Love.  
We wanted to celebrate each other, our families, neighbors
 and of course the birth of Jesus Christ!

We wrote twenty-five secret  messages on construction paper,  

then randomly wrote the days on them,  

 then we open them on the corresponding day to complete the tasks 
and so far they have been great. 

So for example:
Dec. 2: Watch the Nativity Story (we started on 2nd of the month)
Dec. 3: What do you love most about your family
Dec. 4: Pancakes
Dec. 5: What are you most thankful for?
Dec. 6: Have a Dance off to the 80s-90s Music (Hammer Time!)
Dec. 7: Dinner at a place we never ate before

It's a little cheesy however it's an awesome way to celebrate Advent 
and what the season is all about to Team Pancakes.
Hope, Peace,  Joy and Love is all we need in this season!

Question of the Day:
What are doing for the Advent season?


Our Delightful Home said...

This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing

~Mrs. Delightful

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

What a neat idea! You're too cute with the "pancakes for dinner".

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Your ideas are perfect - have a dance off and make pancakes! Yes please! I am SO behind on anything festive so we are starting this weekend!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lauren said...

what an awesome idea! We have a Lego advent calendar..ha!

P.S. We're having breakfast for dinner, not pancakes but french toast!

ASingleMothersJourney said...

I love this! Great idea!

Miss Amy said...

So, so fun!!! I love the idea of creating new traditions as a new family! :)

Nylse said...

thanks for the shout out! we dont have a tradition. i usually wait for the children to come home from college and then the merriment begins. but we keep Jesus in the midst of it all.

Heather said...

I love this idea, and wish you and Mr. Pancakes a wonderful advent season!

Elle Sees said...

Doing something special each week! I did a lot of volunteer work and stuff last month for my monthly resolution.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Vivian said...

You know I like counting and advent calendars. This is great you are doing something with the husband. So many couple without children think that those kind of activities are for the children, but there really is always a way to tailor it to any age, any marital status :)

Blicious said...

i love this!!!


Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

This is such a great idea team Pancakes! I can't wait to hear what else you've got lined up. It's so special and I guess gives you some downtime during this mad season!

Quiana said...

How fun! I Heart Organizing had something similar. Would love to get something going like this. My family was big on traditions growing up but DH's wasn't so trying to bridge the gap especially now that was have a 15 month old. Maybe next Christmas . . .

Megan said...

That is seriously such a cute idea!!! I love it!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Such a cute idea! Have fun with all of it!