The sale at the Monticello in Portland is going fabulous. All the venders have done an outstanding job of displaying their holiday treasures. The shopping mob hit and left things a bit scrambled over the weekend. I was able to get away for the day on Tuesday with my favorite 10 year-old, we packed our space full. It was a great day as we spent the rest of the day together. It is our tradition that each kid gets a "special day" with Mom in the weeks before Christmas. They choose what we do and plan out the entire day. Thankfully Caden wanted to visit The Monticello on his day. Worked out well for both of us.