Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Elves' 10-20

Our elves, Quickly and his new pal Snowflake, have been showing up in all sorts of places this Christmas season. Here are just a few of the examples of what they've been up to when Mallory and Michael have found them first thing every morning!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mallory and Santa

Mallory is feeling a bit more self conscious about sitting on Santas lap. We ran in to the jolly old guy at Wal Mart the other day and of course I encouraged them to go up and talk to him. Here's the evolution of the visit...

On a side note we ran into a co-worker of mine there with her twins so I had to snap their picture as well. 

Elf on the Shelf Cookies

I was asked by a gal to make some Elf cookies so I whipped these up. Not my best work but hopefully they did the trick.  I always use buttercream to frost my cutouts but these required royal icing. 
I used an ice cream cone cookie cutter upside down for the head and hat and then used the feet part of a teddy bear cutter for the collar. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Leslie's Winning Sweatshirt

Leslie, the preschool teacher who I work with, made this sweatshirt nearly 20 years ago when she was teaching 4th grade. She would wear it when she read A Christmas Carol to her students. All these years later she still has it and loans it out to friends to wear to Ugly Christmas Sweater parties. Last week our staff had our own and sure enough Leslie won the contest and a $25.00 gift card.

 It's quite the hit for what I think are obvious reasons. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014


We ate at Steak n Shake in Cape last night and I saw something a bit odd I thought. A lady came in who looked rather plain and simple:

But when I glanced down at her feet, this is what I saw:

Would you ever have thought this woman would be wearing shoes like that?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Isaiah Jones and the Lost Christmas Treasure

Our kids have been working hard at the church to prepare for our upcoming Christmas musical. Tonight was the last rehearsal before the dress rehearsal on Saturday. They perform the program on Sunday night. 

Mallory is singing a solo as Mary. She does a beautiful job. Michael also has a really good solo. We're so proud of them of course. 

Our children's pastor Dawn Walters is so wonderful. She pours her heart into the kids. We are blessed for sure!