I copied this idea from my friend Jennifer Conant. I thought it was so creative and such a perfect way to really kick off a new school year.
Thanks for sharing, Jen.
Our dinner menu (by request):
-grilled pork tenderloin
-mac 'n cheese (Kraft)
-Paula Dean's Chocolate Mousse Pie (egg and nut free - God bless you, Paula Dean!)
-Welch's sparkling grape juice
The menu was selected carefully by Ella & Hannah Jane. And Ella really got into helping me set a very fancy table in our dining room. She loves that she got to drink out of the crystal wine goblets, for this is very grown-up, you see.
Our theme verse for the year is:
Cory toasted to the year and we each wrote down and shared some of our personal goals.
We also wrote down some prayer requests for each of the girls teachers'. We ended the night by praying over the school year. It was truly a wonderful and memorable time as a family. It will become a Thompson family tradition - the vote was unanimous.