Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Elf and His Friend

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I picked up this cute snow globe at the thrift store a few weekends ago.  Guardian Angel has tons of Christmas stuff out right now.  It's like being at the North Pole:-)  I used a piece of double sided sticky tape to help the elf stay up against the globe.  I did some shots with the snow in the globe swirling about but when Donnie and I were looking at the shots this one appealed to both of us the most.  Something about the red glow inside the globe that was the best in this one.  The red fabric is a nice shirt jacket I bought for myself last season at L. L. Bean.  I really liked it for a back drop. The frame is a combination from PhotoFrame and Picasa.

Johnny posing for me last night.  Love my little elf!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Elf Cheer

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I've decided to take and upload elf pictures between now and Christmas if I don't have anything else noteworthy to  share.  Some of you may remember that we have more than a few Elves on Shelves in our house.

All these elves have names.  Where is Joey when I need him to tell me this guy's name?  At school of course...

The clown behind the elf is a ceramic my father painted in the 70's.  He did several as gifts for family and friends.  I now have a couple of them.

This is the collage from last year.  I am going to need to add a few!

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And this is the 2010 collage.

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Yes, there will probably have to be a new collage this year too.  As recent as this morning two new 'swingset' elves spun into our house.  Oh my!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


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I mentioned a few weeks ago that the boys were signed up to play basketball with the FVAA.  We didn't own a basketball goal, and I got to thinking that we should get one.  You know me, I like used stuff, so I found one on Craigslist complete with 4 basketballs.  Donnie being the great guy that he is went and took it apart and fit it into my minivan, drove it home, and put it back up.  He had it up when the kids came home from school today, and Madi was over for a while to  play.  The kids seemed to really enjoy it and get some good exercise.

Sorry this isn't a very good shot.  I just haven't been taking many pics.  I seem to spend a lot of my time these days cooking healthy food.  It's worth it.  We are all back to much healthier weights now.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do You Hear What I Hear?

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The Holiday Light Store has their holiday display on Ten Ten Road set up.  It looks great!  You can see tall trees with lights going high into the air from quite a distance.  We stopped by to look and take pics on our way home from shopping last night.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fun With the Grinch

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Hats added:-)  Taken before school Monday morning.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ready to Decorate!

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When the boys came home Sunday  night, we got busy decorating.  Johnny loves this little green tree.  The lights are even green too.  Green is his favorite color, and we call this his tree.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


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A shot from our last trek over to Yates Mill.  This heron (Great Blue as far as I know) was looking for his lunch while Donnie and I ate our lunch.  I had to crop this quite a good bit.

Spent a good bit of today decorating for the holidays.  I had several things done and several more ready to go when they got home.  There was a lot of joyful shouting and hooting as they discovered a couple of new elves and went room to room seeing what I had done.  I also moved Johnny's bed to his own room.  It was a hard decision splitting them up but I guess time.  I doubt it will help Johnny actually sleep in his bed butcha never know.  He tends to come out to the couch and sometimes then falls of and sleep son the floor.  Silly kid.  Wherever he'll sleep, right?