Last night when we went to bed, Rascal told me that he was going to surprise us but he wanted to visit with Santa, the elves, and reindeer. During the wee hours of the morning, Rascal decided that he wanted to be like the “Elves and the Shoemaker” and do something so that we wouldn’t have to do it. The next morning when we woke up, I was wondering why the dog wasn’t asleep in her bed. This is so unlike Katie and I immediately knew something wasn’t…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 11, 2012 at 6:11pm — No Comments
After sipping on coffee and eating cinnamon rolls yesterday, I figured that Rascal had enough sugar in his body to last for a few days. Last night he was bouncing off the walls and running around the house after the kids went to bed. I figured that I would find him passed out somewhere when we woke up this morning. But no! Rascal had other plans.
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Added by Christy Garrett on December 11, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments
** 'Tis the season to be an asshole. Apparently.
** I am not the Energizer Bunny.
** The Elf on the Shelf might very well be my nemesis.
** Anything that's lost is very likely at the bottom of my son's backpack.
** I should really write a country song cause I've got the homework blues.
** Leaving your…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 8, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Rascal took off his diaper late last night and left it laying on the couch. Thankfully, it wasn’t a stinky diaper. I also had to help him clean the butt paste (diaper rash cream) off of his nose. After, I got him cleaned up, he was ready to head off for his nightly visit with Santa Claus. As usual, I didn’t hear him sneak back into our house. By now, you have probably figured out that I am a deep sleeper.
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Added by Christy Garrett on December 6, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
If I could take myself into a dark alley and kick my own ass, I totally would cause I seriously dropped the parenting ball the other night (once again). Yes, I completely failed my duty as the Tooth Fairy, y'all. Now I know that plenty of people have said that they, too, have forgotten a tooth here and there, but I swore that I would never…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Last night when I went to bed, Rascal was acting pretty sneaky before he left to go visit with Santa. He was wondering around the house looking for supplies that he was going to need for his next move. Rascal found one of my son’s diapers, his wet wipes, and the butt paste (diaper rash cream).
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Added by Christy Garrett on December 5, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Rascal had to be rescued from the dog kennel yesterday while I went to run a few errands. The dog was giving him the evil eye yesterday for being in her kennel and I didn’t want her to take revenge on him. So I placed him on the fireplace mantel so that he was safe and out of harms way.
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Added by Christy Garrett on December 1, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Rascal is a sneaky little Elf, he took off to the North Pole early last night. He wanted to go back early so that he could visit Rudolf. While sneaking, back into the house last night he found himself locked himself in the dog’s kennel. I found him this morning, he looked so sad and scared while trying to get our attention to let him out of the kennel. When I took a closer look I found the dog’s bone in his mouth and a sign attached to the kennel door asking for…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Rascal was still perched on the motion sensor when I went to bed last night and he seemed happy sitting up high watching the kids. I didn’t hear him sneak out last night to head to the North Pole. The baby woke up around 1:30 early this morning and Rascal was no where to be found. When I finally ready to go back to bed, Rascal was sneaking back into the house. I told Rascal good night and that I would see him in the morning.
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 29, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
Last night as I was getting ready to go to bed, I opened the refrigerator door so that I could get a drink and Rascal comes bouncing out. It was a site to see him bouncing around the house, similar to one of those high bouncy ball that bounces out of control. He calmed down long enough to sneak out of the house so that he could visit with Santa Claus while the kids were sleeping.
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 28, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
I saw Rascal slipping out the back door last night when I went to bed. I didn’t hear him sneak back into the house during the middle of the night. This morning when I came into the living room, I didn’t see Rascal. I woke up the kids and asked them if they knew where Rascal was.
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 27, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
When I went to bed last night, Rascal was heading back to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus and give him a report on how the kids are doing. When Rascal returned home early this morning, he decided to throw a party in the living room with his girlfriend. He found a perfect chair for them to sit in and he placed it in front of the television.
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 26, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
While we were sleeping last night, I heard some commotion early this morning coming from my kitchen. I didn’t think anything about it because we have two dogs and they make noise sometimes at night.
What will Rascal do next?
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Added by Christy Garrett on November 25, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
My elf has arrived thanks to my wonderful in-laws who gave him to me as an early Christmas present. I am so excited to share a new Christmas tradition with my children this year, and blog about the naughty and fun things that he will do each night as we “Count Down the Days Until Christmas“. Now it’s time to come up with a name for my Elf. Read more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 24, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments
For Thanksgiving, we go to my husband’s parents house each year. I haven’t had to cook a turkey in a long time, which I kinda miss because my turkey always came out very moist and juicy. In fact, many years ago I would cook the turkey on the BBQ grill (charcoal). I loved cooking on the BBQ grill because that meant that I had more room in my oven for cooking the side dishes. However, you can still make my awesome turkey in the oven. For the recipe for a moist and juicy turkey learn…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
My daughter sent me a text message on her way home from school, don’t worry she isn’t texting and driving, and said “guess what”. As a parent, I was thinking the worst. She said she was given a “baby doll”. I automatically knew that she was given a “real baby” simulator to take care of for a few days. Read more at: Uplifting Families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 16, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments
I was introduced to the "Elf on the Shelf" Christmas tradition last year when one of my friends was posting photos of her elf. I hadn't ever heard of this tradition and it peaked my curiosity. The Elf is Santa's helper and has fun while you are counting down the days until Christmas. Learn more about the full story of the "Elf on the Shelf" Story.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments
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Thrilling Thursday – it is thrilling to know that good things are still possible after public humiliation.
Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of October has been devoted to helping people survive and thrive after a major professional misfortune. The past three Thrilling Thursday articles have dealt with what to do after a business fails, …
Added by Janeane Davis on October 25, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments
Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to know that good things are still possible after a demotion.
Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of October has been devoted to helping people survive and thrive after a major professional misfortune. The past two Thrilling Thursday articles have dealt with surviving a business…
Added by Janeane Davis on October 18, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments