The misadventures of Perry the Elf

This was the first year of the “Elf on the shelf” tradition in our house. We started it right after Thanksgiving, which is a little too early in the year. Perry didn’t always remember to “fly back to the North Pole” every night and “reappear in the morning. He managed to get into some trouble at our house, such as making out with Tinkerbell, getting eating by a dinosaur, wrapping the Christmas tree, getting into the flour and syrup, and spending three days on Uranus. He also ended up getting his feelings hurt by Mikey. Mikey wrote him an apology letter and they quickly made up. It’ll be fun next holiday season to see where he ends up.

Christmas 2010

I’ve thought and thought about how to start this post. And I just can’t really find the words to make complete sentences that capture what this Christmas meant to us. But here are some words that come to mind.


We were able to have the girls on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We are thrilled that they got to spend Christmas with us! What better gift could we have been given? I would LOVE to be able to share photos from Christmas day on this blog, but I can’t put up pictures of the girls publicly until their adoption is final.


I have a private link to a slideshow that I will pass along to friends and family. It has to remain private so you’ll need to contact me for that link. Do not share the link on any website or facebook. That should go without saying, but you just never know the crazy things people might do.

I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, from the Hintze famiy of SIX!!

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14