Thanksgiving Memories 2023. Very much appreciated. These guys are at the top of my list. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving making turkey pancakes (turkey shaped pancakes of course), watching the parade, entertaining our family, eating pie, and taking an after-dinner walk with our cousins to just be together. That’s what it’s all really about, and I love that Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the season of togetherness.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready for a slow and cozy Christmas. Looking at our December calendar we have some really fun events (Olly has a little Christmas concert, we always have to walk around and see the Christmas lights, Santa Claus visits our neighbors, the Nutcracker Ballet, family gatherings and gatherings with friends), so all of that, I’m being very intentional about what we add to our pre-planned activities to not feel so exhausted in the new year. Incorporate sweet little crafts, lots of Christmas books, some fun surprises for our arrival (like a movie night and cookie baking), and always bring the focus back to serving others and the birth of our Savior.
As far as homeschooling goes, I know a lot of people are talking about “Christmas school” but our Christmas school will be making paper snowflakes, reading books and the Nativity of Jesus, and most likely not math. 😉 I’m really looking forward to it.