Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Wrap-Up of our Elf this Holiday Season

I am not even going to try to catch up on all of the stuff that has happened to us since I last blogged. Instead, I'm going to give you a quick synopsis on our holiday happenings. We had a really fun holiday season, mostly because of our adorable family Elf, Peppermint. He arrived back at our house on the day after Thanksgiving, and we had 32 amazing days of fun with him!  Here is a recap of his adventures in our home:




 
On Day 6, the kids found a letter on the counter, with some ingredients and were told to plant some peppermint kisses in flour.  The next day, the found that the kisses grew into candy canes...

 On Day 7, Peppermint brought the kids these hats to wear...
 



 Zip-lining through the kitchen on Day 11...

 


 




 







On Day 25, he trapped the kids in their bedrooms with masking tape on their doors...

 
On Day 26, he was feeling left out and put up a stocking for himself and Alley.
 

 


 


 
 
On the last day he included a good-bye note, praising each family member on something he or she has been working on this season, and pronouncing that he'll be back next year on December 1st! We can't wait!

 

 

 
 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Dells

So, as you can see...I fell off the July photo challenge bandwagon. LOL  Time just slipped away from me.  Too many summer vacations, I guess.  Actually, this has been our family's most traveled summer. We usually only do one big family vacation per summer, but this year, with Jack's surprise 40th b-day trip and a trip to the Dells with my parents, we were able to do a lot more traveling, for a low, low (nearly free) cost, and who can pass that up?

So, the kids got to spend their first vaction with Grandma and Grandpa and it was really fun. Check out some of the highlights below...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Challenge Goes On...

Day #23 Favorite Food

God provides for us, so that we never go hungry and we have enough to share.

Day #24 High Angle


There is Zoey, way down there, at the bottom, waving to you!

Road Trip - Part Deux


Day #19 - From a Distance
This was one of the many roller coasters the kids went on at Cedar Point.

Unfortunately, our streak of bad luck continued to follow us. Zoey split her toe open at the hotel, while opening a door. It was a nasty cut, but she was such a trooper and continued the day unfazed!

The rest of our stay at Cedar Point wasn't too bad....








After two full days of Cedar Point, Lake Erie, the beach and pool we continued on to Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Day #20 - Soft
There were no shortage of soft friends at Sesame Place...

Abby Cadabby was one of the many characters we bumped into at breakfast, lunch and around the park.  Although, I think this pic above was the softest, here are a few of my other faves...







You can't really tell from the pictures, but our first day at Sesame Place was cold and wet. After being in 100* temps for weeks, we arrived in PA, where storms rolled through.  The rain brought the temps down into the 60's, so we didn't get to enjoy the water rides. ;( Luckily, we planned for a second day at the park and the weather cooperated for the next day.

Day #21 - Music

Lily was chosen to be one of Mr. Noodle's backup dancers at the Elmo Live Show!  BTW...it wasn't the real Mr. Noodle, he passed away a few years ago. This was Mr. Noodle's nephew, Mr. Noodle. LOL

Day #22 - High Key

So....this one might be slightly out of order, but I thought this picture was a good representation of High Key. The roller coasters in the background, people bustling on the beach, loud waves....


Stay tuned for more....


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