Christmas time is around the corner. This is really my favorite holiday. Frank and I don’t exchange gifts per say. We buy something we want then say it is for Christmas. I love this time of year because of how the kids react. They still deeply believe in Santa and I want to keep it that way as long as possible! If that means I sneak around in the dark hiding an Elf, so be it! That brings us to Ernie, our Elf on a shelf. He became part of our lives in 2009 and typically arrives right after Thanksgiving. The girls wake up so excited to find him every morning. I believe he was named after the Ernie from Sesame Street. We do not get too crazy with him for the most part he just moves around each night. People havebeen posting pictures all week of what elves have been doing in their houses….I think folks are spending a little too much time on Pinterest! But hey, if it provides family enjoyment I am all for it!