1) We have about 97% of our Christmas shopping done, thanks to the luxury of online stores. Now we just need a well-timed trip to Target or something….without the kids….which is harder to accomplish right now than you would think. 😉
2) The Jesse Tree mentioned in the previous post, which is keeping alive the idea of Advent as a season of waiting and patience, especially hanging just one ornament a day!
3) We got the family Christmas card picture taken, with 3/5ths of the children smiling and everyone looking generally in the same direction–at least they all faced forward! Huzzah! 🙂
Last week we took a Fall break and enjoyed Thanksgiving with both sets of grandparents around one table. As dinner was at my in-laws’ house, I only had to make the desserts. Sweet Potato Casserole and three pies! The pecan pie needed help (whipped cream doing the trick) but the two pumpkin pies were fine, I believe. The look of three pies in my oven was like something out of a magazine. Quite yummy, too. I like that Thanksgiving responsibility. 😉