Monday, December 1, 2008

Do we have to go back to work today?

What a wonderful LONG week we had. It is hard to have to go to work and school today after having such a long time off. With the exception of last Monday, we've been at home for 10 days. It was pure bliss I tell you.

We put our tree up over the weekend and I got most of the holiday decorations put out. I'm sure there will be some tweaking on that over the next week or so, but most of it is finished.

One ornament the kids love to search for is the Christmas Pickle. German legend has it that the pickle ornament is the last decoration to go on the tree and the child who finds the pickle gets an extra gift on Christmas morning. The only thing that finding the pickle gets you here is the right to say "I found the pickle!" We bought the pickle ornament in Epcot-Germany during our trip to Disney a few years ago.

We were also excited to see the return of Jerry the Elf. Jerry is our "Elf on the Shelf" that watches us during the day and then returns to the North Pole every night to report to Santa if we've been bad or good. In the morning after returning from his trip, Jerry is in a different place in our house to begin that day's watch. The kids like to hunt for Jerry first thing in the morning to see where he is hiding. I have no idea why the kids named him Jerry... Here he is making some of his first appearances at our house this weekend....

And yes, in case you haven't noticed, I have taken over the Captain's camera. So now I can start posting pictures again. Say hooray people!

Because I know you have all missed seeing the Bloggie Doggie! He has certainly missed being seen. Behold...He would like to be the first to wish you Merry Christmas!

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