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