Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Looking Back at the Little Elf

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, I'm a tad bit sad as we dropped off our daughter and little Carter at the airport this morning.
I'm so thankful our son in law allowed them to stay another week as he flew back to go to work.
We have had the best Christmas ever but I must tell you...
I'm plumb tuckered out!

All of my Christmas decorations are still up. 
Came home to a house that was upside down so Mr. Precious and I dove in and it's mostly clean and vacuumed.
We have some folks popping in tomorrow and I just had to get it back into some kind of shape.

Now if you follow me on Facebook you've seen most of these, but if you don't, I thought you might like to see a few snaps of Elvira, my little girl Elf on the Shelf.
She was just so much fun.

I knew the mischief would start the moment I brought this little Elf on the Shelf into the house. 
Meet Elvira. She was really cutting up this morning.

Uh oh! Chloe Dawn has just discovered Elvira and she is not going to let her get away with messing with Mommy's Christmasing. Maybe you should say a tiny prayer for Elvira! :)

Now Elvira has gotten the bunnies involved!

We woke up this morning to beautiful music being played on my piano. Elvira is forgiven ~ for now! :)

Has anyone seen Elvira this morning? I just can't find her!

Well, here we go again...I can't find Elvira. Now where did I put my garland?

While wrapping presents, I heard a ruckus in the kitchen. I walked in and found Elvira riding my Rooster tassel saying 'giddiup'! She's not going anywhere but she sure is scratching up my pantry door. 
Little booger! :)

Well, at least I'm happy to learn Elvira knows Jesus. "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
Hallelujah! She is a little booger though. Just sayin'. :)

Found Elvira in the dining room this morning, swinging from the chandy and she was singing "You Light Up My Life"! Oh, my Lord! :)

Elvira is eating me out of house and home! Especially my cake!

Elvira's a little teapot short and stout. Here is her handle, here is her spout.
When I can't find her, then I pout! She's in trouble and her head pops out!

Elvira says, "Maybe I'm blending in and she won't see me!"

Did you hear that? (in a tiny far away voice - HELP!) There it was again! (GET ME OUTTA HERE - still a small voice) I haven't seen Elvira this morning. Oh, well, she'll show up soon. (in a muffled tiny voice - ARE YOU CRAZY? I'M RIGHT HERE!) Hum...

Santie Claus ~ Elvira's main man!

No words. Just prayers for all those affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

She'll never find me here! :)

What's in your wallet?

No one will miss just three candies! 
Chocolate is my middle name. :)

I can hold it! I can hold it!
I'm not going to sit on that silly potty!

Okay, if you'll go get the ham from the fridge, I'll get the bread and chips.

One more slide down the bannister for Elvira. 
Chloe Dawn will certainly be glad to know she won't be showing up every day.

Just foolin' around!

Just add bubbles.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing Elvira being a silly.

I have one more little Carter church story to tell you.
Went to church Sunday and Carter started cutting up a bit.
Her mommy took her out into the hall and told her Jesus wanted her to be sweet so they could go back inside.
Carter said, "No, Jesus wants us to go to the park!"
Oh, how I love this stuff!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Leaving On A Jet Plane

All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin' it's early morn
The taxi's waitin' he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, I'll bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Close your eyes I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times, I won't have to say

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go
~ sung by Peter, Paul and Mary


  1. Sad day!! But you will see Carter again, and remember I bet she has such sweet memories of her Christmas with her grandparents. She'll be talking about it forever. Sally

  2. I enjoyed all the photos of Elvira! So fun!!! That Carter is so cute! Tiger is really starting to talk a lot now also...you just never know what they will say! I know you will miss them, but I do understand the exhaustion!!

  3. ROFL - I got such a kick out of your post today - thanks for the laugh!

  4. That Elvira really gets around!:-) I wish I could blame her for the cake that is missing around here! Sadly, it seems to have found a spot around my waistline!:-)

    Love little Carter's solution to behavior in church.:-)

  5. What a sweet story, Sheila! You know, Hubby and I just got back from the west coast {3600 miles} after spending Christmas with my children and meeting my little granddaughter. {finally!}
    My other grandchildren who live here on the Island, had an Elfie all over the holidays and he caused quite a bit of mischief too. ;)
    I still have my Christmas all up. Groan! After I rid myself of the wearies and this head cold I brought home with me, I'll get to putting it all away. Thanks for the smile today.


  6. Oh Shelia, this is so cute. Little Elvira sure got into a lot of trouble. I know how you must feel to have your sweet Carter returned home. But what wonderful memories you made with her. She will remember you and your sweet ways I'm sure. Have a great week. Hugs. Pamela

  7. What a great post Shelia!! Our little elf is named Snowflake she's a girl too. Boy did we have fun with her this year!

  8. Happy New Year Sheila. What a cute post!~ Keep your smiles, I know you are a bit down right now:) Keep busy.

  9. Your song was so apt Shelia. :( You've no doubt wondered where the time went!
    Carter ...... " the park" out of the mouths of babes.
    Your photo selection was fun, funny and poignant and I cannot help but try to pick favourites when friend-bloggers do this so here goes: No. 2,4,15 and 21!!


  10. Elvira had me literally laughing out loud! Silly, silly girl!

  11. Oh the teapot made me giggle! So mischievious!
    Glad you had a wonderful holiday season and I hope it won't be too long before you spend time with Carter again.

  12. Shelia,
    I do hope that you have one of your precious books made up to write down these precious sayings from Little Carter!!! Too darn cute...and smart as ever!!!
    Now I adore the photo of Elvira behind the glass cupbpoard door, but the one with the Bible and saying prayers has to be the sweetest I've seen!!!

  13. Looks like you had a lot of fun with Elvira (and your family of course:@) Sheila! Special memories I'm sure-enjoy:@)

  14. It looks like Elvira was ruling the roost over the holidays...what a little devil!

    I know you are missing your darlings...but you have the memories of a wonderful Christmas!


  15. That shot of her on the stairs is a HOOT!!!

  16. I enjoyed your little elf this year. Can't wait to see what she is up to next year.

  17. You made me smile with the pics of Elvira especially the one with the teapot! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

  18. I love your elf! I don't do FB so I have missed all the fun you have had with the mischievous one! That is hysterical about Carter. I love that Jesus wanted to go to the park. xo Diana

  19. Ha, I love to hear the answers kids give!! So much fun!

  20. I'm so glad you extra time with your daughter and granddaughter.

    Cute pics of Elvira.

    Sweet little answer about the park.

  21. You and your daughter and granddaughter and Mr Precious surely had a great time together over the Holidays! Oops, I should have included Elvira the Elf on the Shelf! :)

  22. Oh Shelia, you always make me smile, thank you for that!!! I know you miss your sweet family, and understand the exhaustion......but look at all the memories you made for that little Carter!!!

  23. Well that was a ton of fun! Thanks for the laughs!

  24. Oh my word, she really is a cutie and made herself comfortable everywhere. Fun post. Hugs, Marty

  25. Oh! How I enjoyed Elvira's adventures! Made me laugh out loud this morning! So glad that you had a nice visit with your grandaughter. I spent Christmas with my grand children in Georgia and we had a great time. So sad when it's time to leave "Parting is such sweet sorrow..." ;-) But it just makes us look forward to the next time right? have a great day! Enjoy your post so much!

  26. Love Elvira's adventures! She sure was a silly, but creative little elf! ha! I posted my final post on Tickle our elf last night! We were sad to see him leave! ...love the little church story about Carter. Funny how Jesus was speaking to Carter and her mom in a different way! ha! :)

  27. What a sweet post Sheila...of course I love the picture of Elvira in the tea pot you have like mine...you are so darn talented. It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas with Carter and your daughter/son-in-law. Hugs.

  28. Sheila I thought I would start to follow you on Facebook too...but I couldn't find you...is it just your name?

  29. Shelia....you have the cutest posts! and who knows, maybe Jesus did want her to go to the park...i am just sayin'!!

  30. It's always so sad to see our loved ones leave on a plane or anything else. Your little Elvira is such a cut-up, I'm sure she keeps you in stitches. Thanks for the smile and giggles this morning.
    Your Carter has some cute little ways, doesn't she.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  31. Ha-ha! I loved these, Shelia! The elf in the teapot was my favorite! That and Jesus wants them to go to the park! ;) Thanks for posting! ♥

  32. Oh, I needed this laugh more than I knew this morning, I actually giggled so hard that I cried! Elvira is the best! I am absolutely in love with your blog. It is so inviting, warm and loving...When I first saw your picture, Sheila, I said aloud: "I like her," with a smile! Your spirit radiates the love of Our Lord! Thank you for sharing with us!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and I do hope you'll pop back in many times.
      Do you have a blog?
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  33. Oh my goodness Shelia, aren't you the clever and fun lady.
    This post has me in stitches. I needed a good laugh right about now.
    You are so fun. I love this little elf. Hugs, Linda

  34. Shelia,

    Elvira made me smile more than once.

    Have a blessed day!


  35. Silly Elvira! She's in a heap o' trouble at times, isn't she? And poor Chloe Dawn - she will be so glad when Miss Elvira has made her exit for awhile. Loved the Carter story - reminded me of something our five-year-old grandson told his thirteen-year-old brother the other day. His oldest brother was teasing him and poor Mr. H. had had enough! He looked at his brother - and in a stern voice - said, "You leave me alone. I'm God's kid!" Love these grandkids!

  36. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    It must be very quiet at your place right now after having your little Carters sweet voice and self in your home....she is adorable. Its very nice they could stay and visit longer this year.
    You've been having quite a lot going on with Elvira there too. I wonder if he is leaving today along with some Christmas around your home....or...is he staying around to be mischevious with your company tomorrow*..
    have a great evening...

  37. Oh my gosh I am dying laughing at Elvira! She sure is a card. Sure hope she didn't have an accident. You know it's harder to hold it than one thinks. Thanks for this fun post. And the Carter story was too, too cute!

  38. I looked forward to your posts about Elvira on Facebook every day. It was great fun reliving them again. Thanks for the smile and cute Carter story! :0)

  39. "Elvira,my heart's on fire for Elvira",she is babababad to the bone.
    Love this cute post,keep smiling Carter 'll be back before you can say,"Jack sprat could eat no fat".
    And we must listen to the "little people",if Jesus says,"go to the park"......then off we go!!
    Love that.
    ~JO @ LoblollyLane

  40. Let's all go to the park!! so funny
    Your Elvira has been quite a mischief maker it appears.

  41. Such a sweet cute post love the pic of the mess, makes us all know we are not alone with the clean up...your little elf has had some real adventures...Happy New Year, this one will be the best ever...hope ;you are enjoying that new grand baby....Phyllis

  42. Sweet Shelia...I just love your darling post! Your little elf has a special twinkle in her eyes. She is a lot like you and me and it's obvious that she needs God's touch in her every movement. Such a dear reminder of time in God's Word well spent and moments on our knees.
    Blessings, my fond friend,
    Carolynn xxx

  43. Ouch! You finished such a funny and happy post with one of the saddest songs! I've always loved the song, but it makes me so sad!

    I'm just thinking how glad I am this elf thing started after my children were big. I think I would have thrown him out the door! The pressure of it all!

  44. Don't go...don't go! I keep coming back to look at his adventures and my pixies don't want to be put away....and this little guy doesn't either! Too much fun...and mischief to get into around the house! I'll be back to look at him again soon. He better be HERE!!!!


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