Monday, December 12, 2011


There are several traditions we have around the holidays. I posted about our trees yesterday.

I crank up the Christmas music and the decorating marathon begins! I am glad I have girls that want to help with the decorating and boys that will tote the heavy stuff as I command.

Another tradition is our count down to Santa.

The kids place a cotton ball over that days number and  pulls out one paper. Each paper has a special treat written on it.

Here are just a few of the treats.

Please excuse the misspelled word. When you hand write something there is no spell check. If you do not see a misspelled word then we are all good!

Thanks to my mom and dad, we added a new tradition this year.

Elf on the Shelf

If you are not familiar with it, it is about an elf who reports to Santa each night about the behavior of the children in your family. Each morning, he is in a new spot and the children try to find him. You sit down the first night and read the book.

At the end of the story, you have to give your elf a name. After thinking long and hard, the kids came up with.........


Looks like someone had to take the backseat!

Harley has been found in several places so far.

In the Christmas tree
Playing PS3

Taking a peak.

Taking a ride with the laundry.

Digging into the cookie jar.

Not going for several days.

Hopefully, we will not catch him here again!

The kids have loved having Harley this year!

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