Monday, December 30, 2013

Elvin's Antics

Three years ago we started the Elf on the Shelf fun here at our house.  I didn't go buy the expensive little guy that came with the book.  I just grabbed a cute little elf at a local craft store (much cheaper) and off we went.  This year was a lot of fun, as usual.  Here are some of the things he got into this year:

 Elvin was the d.j. at his going away party he threw himself!!
 the party guests
 Dressed up and ready for church
 wrapped up some gifts for the kiddos
 Packed and ready to head to WV with the gang.  Unfortunately,  I needed him to stay home and care for the kittens!!
 Showing off for the ladies
 Giving a Christmas concert for some friends
 He tp'd my tree :-(
 Making himself a house to stay awhile
 He made us some cookies
 Elvin was missing the North Pole - he made it snow in my house??????
 Roasting marshmallows
 Captured by the south
 Tangled in the tinsel
HE'S BACK!!!!!

I know the pics are backwards,  but I added them the wrong way!!  He was a lot of fun this year.  I can hardly wait for next year, I already have a few ideas brewing!!!

Blog Neglected

Wow,  it's been a long time since my last post.  My excuse? Well, I have a few; work, kids, school, travel, holidays, elf on the shelf antics, etc.!! I should have made time for it, but I was just so tired from everything going on that my down time was spent in the bed (naps and a few extra stolen minutes in the am).

 I have been working two extra days each pay period to get some extra money for Christmas and our Disney trip coming up.  While the extra money is nice, the days away from the house has taken its toll.  I could show you with photos, but I'd be embarrassed!!!

We also traveled to West Virginia to see family between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's a peek:

 Doing what we do best - eating!!!
 My brother and his youngest - isn't she cute?  You can see half of my sister to the left there :)
 The annual pic at great grandma's house so she can see how much they've grown.  Unfortunately this year, she was on the couch and unable to actually come out and see this.  But, we all hugged her neck and showered her with kisses!!  
 Opening presents :)
More presents :)

The day after Christmas, we headed to Pigeon Forge for a few days with our Church youth group(that was a lot of fun packed into just a few days).
 Dixie Stampede
 How is a person suppose to sleep with these two?
 One of the youth leaders climbing for the team!!
 Chillin' in the room!!
One of our teens doing the chicken dance :)

So,  there has been a lot going on and I hope to get back into the normal routine of blogging, again!!  This happens far to often.