So we had a delivery from the North Pole today. It was "The Elf on the Shelf". The kids were exstatic that an "Elf" from the North Pole actually came to our home. They had to give him a name and they chose the name Elroy. (a total elf name) He leaves every night and reports to old Saint Nick, but returns before the kids awake. The kids get up and search for him in the morning. He can't be touched or he'll lose his magic and he can't talk but he does listen. The kids were so cute about it and it's a great tradition to have every year. These are the things that make the spirit of Christmas come alive.
So for those of you who don't know I love, love, love Christmas. I love the trees, the smells, even the snow(in December), the gift giving, the food, the cozy fire, hot coco, wrapping paper, the parties, the lights....oh wait the lights! I don't have my lights this year. And that's why I'm warning all, "Hum Bugs" suck. I have a little story to vent about that nearly ruined the happy spirit of Christmas for me. So it all started about 8 years ago when we bought our first house. I knew when I had my own home I (meaning Jason) would put up my all time favorite lights on our house, Clear C9 lights. Well after a lot of exploring I realize they are hard to come by, they are the first ones gone off the shelf. Year after year I searched as soon as all the Christmas stuff was put out. Well it wasn't until last year in our second home I finally succeeded. Yes! Yes! Yes! Jason spent days putting them up just right to make me happy. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning. The house was decked out and I had waited years for it to look like that. Well here's where the story turns. We sold our second house earlier this year and because of the snow we couldn't get the lights down, there was still plenty of ice and snow on the roof. So I asked the new owners ( who I politely let move in a week early) if we could get them sometime later because I had just purchased them and they were hard to find. She nicely said " sure that's fine, it's much too dangerous to get up there now." She even said she may just have her son take them down when the snow melts. We moved to our new house and carried on. Well as life got busy and school started for the kids I didn't think too much about it. Come the beginning of November I start looking through my Christmas stuff getting all excited and realize, I don't have lights. So I don't have a phone # for them but I know the address (being that it was our house) So I sent a polite letter telling her I realized after looking at my Christmas decor I still hadn't picked up the lights and if it would be possible when convenient to pick them up. Normally I would have just said Oh well, no big deal, I'll get new ones. However in this situation we know how long it took me to get the first set of lights. Well, I get a voicemail a few days later saying (in an I don't give a crap tone) ......."Sorry hun, my husband said your just gonna have to get new lights. If you wanted them you should've come and gotten them sooner. Hope you have a Happy Holiday!" "*@*%@*" What! Who does that? We had an agreement. I was in tears. Those lights were more than just lights to me, they were a big part of my Christmas happiness. My sweet hubby searched for lights for me everywhere. But, no luck! I guess I have another 8 years before I will have the lights that make me so happy like a kid on Christmas morning. So the moral of the story is, there are a lot of "Hum Bugs" out there but don't let them take away your Christmas spirit!
Jason and I have been together for 13 years and married for 9. Yep, high school sweethearts. We have two BEAutiful little girls who couldn’t be more opposite. Kaili just turned 9 and is our free spirited dare devil with a big heart. Sasha is 6 and is our girly girl that is sweet and sensitive. I am a stay at home mom for my little cuties. I am also a Realtor for family and friends (very minimal). I also own my own custom made jewelry business, I figured why not make a hobby a business. But, being at home with the girls is my priority. It may be a challenge some days but I wouldn't change it. Jason really enjoys his job as a cop on SWAT and Motors. He is so feakin' ambitious. He can do anything he puts his mind to. He has accomplished so much in such a short time. His schedule is demanding but we always make it work. I am so thankful to have a happy healthy family! Life is always full of new adventures and I'm so lucky to go through them with my amazing family.
Jason loves to ride his motorcycle. He has so many hobbies and not enough time to do them all. Here is a list of a few..... Playing Guitar hero with girlies, Triathlons, scuba diving, rock climbing, fishing, bow hunting, paint balling, hiking, poker, SWAT stuff, and so on.... He is always so positive and never lets anything get him down. The girlies can't wait for him to get home because he's the fun one!
My Kaili Girl
Kaili loves school and loves to do any physical activities. She rocks at Guitar Hero and always beats her competition. She is not afraid to try anything. She recently thought she was Evil Kenevil and crashed her power scooter. She spent two days in the hospital after she had broke her arm. After having surgery and three pins in her arm she still is not afraid. She is always happy and thinking of others. She is a joy to have around and can make anyones day better!
Our Sasha Bear
Sasha loves to be with mom. She has really come out of her shell a lot over the last year. She loves to play dress up and sleep with all her favorite dolls and animals. She loves to make all kind of faces in the mirror when she thinks nobody is watching. When she dresses herself it is always her zebra skirt, her flashy pink shirt and moms red high heels. She also totally rocks at Guitar Hero. Life wouldn't be the same without her sweetness!
" Cupcake "
Cupcake is our little Chihuahua. She weighs about 2.5 lbs. She can be super sweet but has a side of her that is a total diva. The girls love playing with her, dressing her up, and putting her in their doll strollers for walks. She can defintiely make anyone smile and we love her so much, regardless of her sometimes naughty attitude.