Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Top 5!

Wow, can you believe that we are already at the end of 2014?!  Seems impossible!  I want to take a minute to just thank you so very much for all of your support, likes, shares, comments, etc through out the past year!  I truly appreciate each and every one of you taking time to visit my little space on the internet.  Your presence here means the world to me.

I thought to wrap up the end of the year I would share the top 5 posts from 2014.  If you missed one of these be sure to check them out just by clicking on the pictures!  Here they are in order, starting with your most favorite:

So there you have it!  I am looking forward to the new year and sharing some fun new things with you!  Hope you will join me in 2015!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elf on the Shelf: Minion Banana

Minions are a daily part of conversations around here.  My youngest son especially has an unhealthy obsession great love of minions!  So we knew that our kiddos would really get a kick out of this next trick by our elf, Zinkle!

There were lots of laughs at this little guy this morning!  If you want to check out some of the other tricks our elf has been up to just click on the pictures below!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Elf on the Shelf: Grocery List

Well, our silly elf, Zinkle, was a little calmer last night...we he must have been tired from all of his other tricks this week!  Last night he did change into a schnazzy Christmas sweater though and made his own grocery list for us.  The kids sure wanted me to take that list to the store when I was going grocery shopping! 

To see some of the other silly things this guy has done, just click on the pictures below!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Elf on the Shelf: Hiding in the Fridge

Happy Saturday!  I thought I would share the latest trick our elf, Zinkle, has done!  The kids searched and searched for him this morning and could not find him anywhere.  They even started saying that they were worried that he had not come back last night.  Finally, my oldest son ran to the refrigerator and threw the doors open.  He almost didn't see him, but as he was closing the doors he saw him there in the door, wrapped in a dish towel.

They laughed so hard at their funny little friend!  They loved reading his sign and couldn't get over the fact that he even had the lid off of the whipped cream!  Ha!  The little things kids pick up on :) 

This may be my new favorite trick that Zinkle has come up with!  

If you missed when Zinkle hid candy canes in our house a few days ago, you can read all about it here!

I can't wait to see what this funny little guy comes up with tonight!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elf on the Shelf: Hiding Candy Canes

Are your kids as into the Elf on the Shelf as mine are?!  They are so excited to come downstairs every morning and see what our silly elf, Zinkle, has been up to the night before!  I will share a few more naughty things that he has done over the next couple of weeks, but here is a fun one that is new for us this year! 

Our kids had a whole big conversation at dinner tonight about candy canes.  Zinkle was by the table from the night before so one of my boys even looked over at him and said, "Zinkle, you need to bring us some candy canes because we don't have any on our tree!" I actually had already planned on doing this with him this year so I had candy canes hidden away in a cabinet, so the timing seemed perfect for tonight!  I can't wait for them to rush down the stairs in the morning and see that Zinkle really was listening to them :)  

While we make sure that our main focus at Christmas is on celebrating Jesus' birth, we also love these special traditions and memories while our kiddos are little.  Can't wait to share more of our adventures with Zinkle with you over the next couple of weeks!  And if you've got any great elf ideas I would love to hear them!!  Especially quick and easy ones for those nights that we may or may not forget to move him and have to rush first thing in the morning before the kids get out of bed....!