I don't know about you but this year's Christmas went by crazy fast. It was way more busy and hectic... getting things together for the family... planning, decorating, organizing... there was no time to sit back and enjoy it. Just lots of happy, crazy chaos (as seen with the first picture on the left). I've been off of work for a week now but I'm tired. I need time off from my time off... a break from my break. Things need to slow down. Oh, and it doesn't help that Andrew's birthday is the day after either. At this rate, he'll never have a traditional birthday party.
Do you know about the elf on the shelf? I didn’t. I’ve seen it in stores around Christmas time but it never crossed my mind to look at it… that was, until we received a special package from “Santa Claus” or as I found out, their Aunt Julie. (To my kids who may read this in the future, the secret’s out. Boom!) It’s interesting… basically the elf is Santa’s eyes and ears, reporting back to Santa on a nightly basis when the kids are sleeping, because how else could he keep track of the millions of kids around the world. He has elves to do his dirty work!