Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Countdown to Christmas: Hug a Tree

Week three of the super fun and exhausting holiday season is over!  I feel like I'm on a runaway train speeding towards Christmas and the breaks are out.  I'm looking forward to the Kindergarten holiday parties being over and Christmas break beginning.


 Our elves have been a little subdued this week.  I think they are anxious to go home and sleep in their own beds.  

They had a great time zip lining across the living room.

Mallory was thrilled to find out that she'd been invited to a classmate's house for a Gingerbread Decorating Party!  They spent a couple of hours eating pizza and attaching candy to adorable little houses.  Later that night, Mallory would awaken at 2am with a horrible stomach ache because she hid her house in her room and then ate half the candy off from it.

Saturday morning, we found the elves hiding place pretty quickly.  They needed to spend some time with Jesus.  I completely understood.

What a friend we have in Jesus!

I had big plans for Saturday night!  I drove to almost Kansas to a Christmas Party with some of my best internet friends....many that I'd never met before.  We exchanged cookies and had a white elephant exchange.  You have not fully experienced a white elephant gift exchange until you've stolen a sonor g-spot detector (if you don't know what I'm referring me) and then had it stolen from you and ended up with a sweet cinnamon candle with Penguins on top of it.  This did actually work out to my advantage because iKeith collects Penguins and now I have one less present to buy him.  Click here for my Cherry Tassie recipe.

Boobs and Crack

Sunday, we decided to finally get our Christmas Tree!  We found an adorable little lot in a putt putt gold course that is closed for the winter.  It was interesting to stumble around the course (i kept tripping on the raised surfaces) and find the perfect tree.  I loved it so much....I hugged it.

I got great mail this week!  My BFF Jessica sent me a present of some of her favorite things.  I think I'll call her White Oprah.  

The kids woke up this morning to find total shenanigans!  The elves got tangled in the tree AND got into the pantry and laid out a bunch of pop tarts for the kids breakfast.

What did your elves do this week?


  1. You guys are having the best Christmas!!!

  2. Pretty sure I said it before but I like your elves so much better than that creepy looking one most have.
    Poor Mallory- hopefully she learned her lesson :) Your tree does look perfect- ya tree hugger ;)

  3. Your elves are so mischievous, and you're a gorgeous tree hugger! :)

  4. Looks like lots of memories are being made at your house these days! Love it!

  5. That is a perfectly shaped tree! Looks great.

    You let a sonar g-spot locator get away from you in favor of a penguin candle?? You must really love iKeith to make that sacrifice ;)

    1. There is nothing I won't do for this man! Well....maybe not THAT.

  6. So much fun, except for the bellyache. But that candy does look good, I can see why she caved to the temptation!


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