1. I can't believe it will be Thanksgiving next week. I think I've learned to do a lot of my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving, because as soon as Thanksgiving is over the holidays are in full swing. I'm a slow learner.
2. What are your kids asking for this Christmas? I used to go back and forth whether I would let them write a Christmas list or not. I think I've found a good rhythm with it. They write a list (which, honestly, I like, because I get to see what their true "wants" are...), then we doOperation Christmas Child (which is so rewarding to do with the children), then we make a "wish list" from the Compassion International catalog on what we would like to give, and then through the holidays we have a "Jesus Jar" in which we put money into it for "Jesus' birthday", which will eventually go towards the Compassion's children's needs.
3. I'm taking a break to enjoy Thanksgiving week next week. See you after that! And have a Happy Thanksgiving!