I took the day off today (which I've decided will be my new tradition....stores are nice and quiet since everyone's gone back to work...or they are glued to their computers for cyber Monday!) to start in on my list of Christmas shopping......and I'm proud to say that I officially have 11 people done!
Plenty more to still do, but I felt a huge sense of accomplishment when I got home...huge!
I got home to find this fun surprise in my mailbox....I love Elle Decor. (who am I kidding, it's a magazine, of course I love it ;)). Can't wait to read it tonight.
This little gal showed up in our house today too........meet Evan (how cute is her pixie cut?!), our elf scout from the North Pole....her 'job' from today until Christmas Eve will be to monitor Ryan's behavior and report back to Santa. Each night she travels back to the North Pole to give her report, and every morning she will be land in a different spot in our house. The important thing to remember here is that she cannot be touched by Ms. Ryan....or she will lose her magic and not be able to travel back to the North Pole.......I'll let you know every once in awhile how things are coming along. ;)
And finally......I enjoyed my first night by light of the Christmas tree last night.....here was the view from my seat on the couch....pretty awesome.