Hey guys! Hope you are having a great week so far! Thank you for all the messages and comments. Talking with you has been great!
I wanted to real quickly come on here tonight (this am if we want to be technical) and ask you how many of you do THE ELF ON THE SHELF? We started it back in 2012 with our little ones and let me just tell you, it has been a ball.
Our guy, Marlin…
I will just tell you tonight that we named our Elf Marlin because that is the name my husband wanted for our children. He is an avid fisherman and our children’s names fall in line with that theme but I just couldn’t name one of our children, Marlin. Nothing against it, truly. It just wasn’t for me. SO, I thought, I would name something Marlin- and that special someone was our ELF ON THE SHELF and he has turned out to be a pretty amazing and fun guy! Our Christmas would not be the same without him, that’s for sure!
We are super excited for his return this month and I just bet he has so much fun stuff in store for our family!
I did, however, kind of wanted to take you all on a journey of where Marlin has been, what he does during his “down time” and ways I have come up with to keep his memories intact for the little ones for their whole lives. I hope you all will stay tuned!
Here is a photo of Marlin in Haiti last December. He was in Labadee just soaking up some sun! That is the cruise ship he was on.