We are enjoying some much needed vacation time with family down in South Gerogia. I have been keeping up with all of the blog-reading while down here and have read a great deal about everyone's holiday traditions. This Thanksgiving my mother actually tried (unintentionally) to alter the Thanksgiving menu. She mentioned an already-prepared dressing, a soufle, and an orange coconut cake. What? It didn't take me too long to set her straight and remind her that Thanksgiving dinner isn't something you mess with! Remember the good ole cornbread dressing I was craving? Well, it's back on the menu - along with broccoli casserole, squash casserole, carrot casserole and real desserts (you know, ones with some chocolate)!
Speaking of traditions ... we started a new one last year for Advent. We ordered The Advent Book as a devotional book. It is great for toddlers and preschoolers. You read it together each night as a family, adding a door each night. The review really helps children remember the story. Order it now and you can probably get it before the beginning of December.