we will spotlight Elizabeth
As someone who had a baby at 39, I love the story of Elizabeth...and Sarah...If course it's not the same, but they make me smile.
Here is her story
, where she does kind of a little praise/prophecy thing. And here
, although it was in yesterday's story too, is the birth of her baby, etc.
We are eating
terriyaki, because it takes a long time to make before you actually eat it...(marinating overnight)
buns (like a bun in the oven)
mashed potatoes because sometimes when you are pregnant you can only stand white bland food.
and tootsie pops (a fun surprise inside:-))
The ornament is a grandma doll (like Polly Pocket size) with a baby rubberbanded on.
we will spotlight Mary
Foods for that day-
(because they are teen foods and Mary was supposed to be about 14)
Angelfood cake (because God found favor with her)
The ornament is a lily.
The story is here
. There is more, of course, but that's all we are doing today.
we will spotlight Joseph
Sunday is also Christmas Eve and we always go to Chuck E Cheese or Incredible Pizza on that day. Kind of a kid party thing...for Jesus. Celebrating Christmas Day too, but it's different.
So we will do that for part of that day and then for dinner we will have
PBJ circle sandwiches (I have a Pampered Chef item that does this, but you can also buy those frozen ones).
And BLTs because bacon kind of looks like a ruler which one might use in carpentry.
We also eat those honey BBQ corkscrew looking fritos...because they look like a screw.
And those big pretzel rods dipped in chocolate.
The story is here
And the ornament that we use is a ruler.
We pretty much end our Jesse Tree here...we are either usually out of town and this year, since we are going to be home, we are going to try something new. I am envisioning something like the Amazing Race, where at certain points of the story we will play a game, sing a song etc. I'll let you know how it works out.