Traditionally known as Gaudette Sunday, from the Latin word for rejoice. We rejoice this Sunday because we are getting ever closer to the light of Christ entering the world. Hence, we burn the lighter, rose-colored candle on our Advent wreath to symbolize our hope and joy. Or, since cake is a staple for most liturgical observances in our home, we lit the rose colored candle on our Gaudette Sunday cake! Becky baked and decorated tonight's dessert. I know it will taste as yummy as it looks. Everything tastes better to me when I don't have to make it! We spent today finishing up our Christmas decorating. I love how homey and old-fashioned the house feels at Christmastime. Check back tomorrow for more pictures since I will be participating in the Christmas Tour of Homes which begins tomorrow.