We have started our countdown to Christmas. We have an advent wreath that I made with a group of ladies at my church. Each day Bay gets to open a present off the wreath. We tell her what the item is and what it symbolizes. Then Daddy reads the Bible verse that goes with it. Bay really enjoys opening presents. I hope this is practice for her so she will know exactly what to do on Christmas morning. I am ready to start packing for our Christmas road trip. With each paycheck I buy items needed for a better trip. I am still trying to get together a couple of things for Bay to do in the car. I am thinking since we are splitting the trip up by staying with my mom that most of the drive they will be asleep. They are good travelers. I am really enjoying this season this year. We have pancakes on most Saturdays but now we are making pumpkin pancakes and they are wonderful. This time I let Bay stir the batter and watch the pancakes cook. She loves to help with anything. Also I have been entering so many giveaways on blogs and am yet to win. Tonight I went to a ladies exchange party. Everyone brought 6 similar gifts and came home with 6 different awesome gifts. I will definitely do this again next year. One of the gifts I brought home was a beautiful ornament which I put at the top of the tree. Our couches are a barrier around our tree which protects the presents but also creates a place for Bay to climb on and pull ornaments off. So they are on and off the tree throughout the day.