*I've always loved Christmas time in elementary schools. Our Special Ed office has really gone all out as well. We have a work elf who likes to hide places. We all take pictures with him and post the pics on one of our walls.
*My mom gave us the best book (Jotham's Journey) to read for Advent. We started a couple weeks ago. It has an entry for each day (it's one long story). She also bought us candles to go along with it. Each entry instructs you on how many to light. They are really enjoying it.
*Yesterday was a Costco day. We made out with just one impulse/totally-didn't-need purchase. We had bought these before and I couldn't resist because the kids loved them so much. They are cranberry orange "bisconis", which are a cross between a biscuit and a biscotti. :)