Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Time's A-Comin'.

Since Lynda was leaving last Saturday morning and the woman just lives for Christmas time we decided we should have a Christmas Breakfast to introduce our new Elf on the Shelf, Mr. Penn, to the kiddies. Her house is always spectacularly decorated and you feel like you're walking right in to the North Pole. So bringing in Christmas with Lynda was a must!

 It will be our first year to do the Elf on the Shelf tradition and it's already off to a great start! Well, except  for the mornings where one of the kids come in to wake me up and I have to trample over them to race into the kitchen, plopping the elf from one out-of-reach spot to another. But, other than that ...

Friday morning we put away the Fall and Thanksgiving decor and transitioned into Christmas in the Boonies.

Yeah, that's a shower curtain being used for a table cloth. We're classy over here.
I couldn't find any of my table cloths!! It did the job and the kids didn't care ... So whatevs.

We made Red Velvet Pancakes, Bacon, and of course, hot chocolate. The kids thought this was all too fun.

Blurry, but we're all here ... even Mr. Penn himself if you look high and hard enough.

Then we read the Elf on the Shelf book that was pretty darn cute.

Immediately following breakfast we found Dalton standing on his chair making Christmas requests! Silly thing ...
Then I ordered them all downstairs for a Christmas PJ pic ...

You'd think with both Lynda and I taking pictures we would have gotten a great pic ... this is the least blurry with the most smiles.
Shoutout to The Toggery for their precious pj sets! They have TONS of great options for all sizes! You can also purchase your Elf on the Shelf and all the accessories there. One stop shopping for birthdays, school uniforms, babies, Christmas or just every day cuteness. Hands down my fav children's store. Evuh.

As the day went on Lynda, Avery, and I went on a little Black Friday expedition- more accidentally than anything else. But at 3:00 in the afternoon it wasn't bad at all. We started off at Barnes and Noble looking for one of Dalton's Christmas happies, but were soon drawn to the aromas of coffee beans at Starbucks where I snapped this pic of my favorite shopping buddy.

After we were good and revved up from our caffeine splurge we ran by Hobby Lobby to find the crafty things for our oh-so-non-traditional tree.
Yes, this happened.

We didn't bring any Christmas stuff to PA since we expected to spend most of December in Arkansas and honestly I have no idea where we would squeeze a  big tree in this little house. So the felt tree was born (Thanks Pinterest!) ... I don't think Lynda would have been able to return to Arkansas without knowing a Christmas tree would be up in the house. Mission accomplished. The kids really have had a great time decorating and re-decorating.

One Pennsylvania Perk we've been enjoying is the snow fall! We see flurries almost every day, and have  had some accumulation a couple days as well ... so fun!

We love watching from inside ...

and out.

And snuggled up together.

Ready for a month full of celebrating our Savior!

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Lisa Fischer said...

Dear Ree Drummond, I mean, Rebekah,


I have no other words.

Failing as a celebrity blogger/foodie,

Lisa Fischer

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