Since 2008, Santa has graciously sent one of his little helpers to our home to spend the Christmas holidays with us! The kids anxiously await our elf, Sam's, appearance each year, and can't wait for him to make his much anticipated arrival!
He always appears the day after Thanksgiving, and usually brings a very special North Pole breakfast with him!
I just LOVE seeing my kids faces light up when they see Sam, and all the Christmas surprises he brought them!
It's Christmas magic at it's best;)
And now that Sam is officially here for the holidays, it's time to get the house ready for Christmas!
The "littles" did a great job helping me trim the tree, while the "bigs" worked with Shane on getting the lights up on the outside of the house.
It was a "all hands on deck" kind of day, but thankfully we got it all done!
And after a day of hard work, we celebrated the beginning of this joyous season by roasting marshmallows and making s'mores in the backyard.
It truly is the MOST wonderful time of the year!