I apologize to those of you who keep checking my blog only to find the same old things this past week! I have several posts in progress, but can't seem to find the time to finish any of them. In the meantime, I've got a little gratitude to share. Little L and I made our first gingerbread house this past weekend, and what a joy it was! It's not the prettiest one you've ever seen, but we put a lot of love into this little house of sugar. And, let me tell you, building a gingerbread house takes patience and self-control--patience while trying to get the pieces to stick together and self-control not to just eat the pieces instead;). Little L learned a little about both while we made this together, and I'm so grateful for little traditions that double as sweet lessons in virtue.