My nice St. Joseph statue is packed away somewhere, so I took this opportunity to dig up the one we buried in the back yard to encourage a sale on our house. Good thing I kept him wrapped up in a plastic bag! My Little Helper helped me put together the altar and we talked about what the different items symbolize. (I of course had to reference the Virtual St. Joseph's Altar.)
I didn't have all the items this year; I always forget about the fish. MLH is very particular about how to arrange things, he wants everything it be "beautiful" but our opinions differ on what constitutes a beautifully composed tablescape, so I took some pictures of my way and then let him rearrange everything around the perimeter as he preferred.
In keeping with a simple meal I only made the St. Joseph's Day soup from the Italian Holiday Cookbook. This soup is so good, especially for a vegan meal.
pipe cleaner craft with MLH. On each flower I asked him who he wanted to pray for and he gave me a good list of people. I should do more of these crafts. Hopefully I'll be more motivated after we move into the new house.