Thanksgiving 2023 mems. So much to be thankful for. These people are at the top of my list. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, making turkey pancakes (pancakes in the shape of turkeys, of course), watching the parade, hosting our family, eating pie, going on an after-dinner walk with the cousins, being together. It’s what it’s all truly about, and I love that Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the season of togetherness.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for a slow and cozy Christmas season. Looking at our December calendar, we have some really fun events (Ollie has a little Christmas concert, we always have to walk around to look at Christmas lights, Santa visits our neighborhood, the Nutcracker ballet, family gatherings and friend parties), so with all of that, I’m being very intentional about what we add to the pre-planned events, so as not to feel so burnt out come the new year. Mixing in sweet little crafts, looooots of Christmas books, some fun surprises with our advent (like movie nights and cookie baking), and always bringing the focus back to serving others and the birth of our savior.
As far as homeschooling goes, I know a lot of people talk about “Christmas School” but our Christmas School will be Making Paper Snowflakes and Reading Books and Jesus’ Birth, and most probably Not Math. ;) And I’m looking very much forward to it.