Well... we got home and the camera was nowhere to be found. I swear I looked in every piece of luggage we had taken to Russia... nada.
Fast forward to the week before Thanksgiving this year... Kyle pulled out an old duffel bag to pack for our cruise. Lo and behold, there was the camera. I have no idea how we missed it back then, but whatever... we got it now.
So I took it in to be processed... and there was a whopping five pictures on there. And only one of them was of Nika. I'm going with the one-is-better-than-none philosophy.
Here she is... taken sometime between September and November 2008... she turned two years old that October... chunky monkey...
And here she is now... just turned five years old... gorgeous as ever...
That is three years in the life of a former orphan.
Me: Nika, who's the Russian?
Nika: (proudly tapping her chest) Me!
So this elf thing... I hear some people are sayin' it has gone haywire. I'm just sayin'... I think it is fun and hilarious.
*Just hope that your kid doesn't talk to his friends at school and come home saying, "But Johnny's elf brought him a dog... man, our elf sucks!"
I have stepped aside to let my husband have the private conversations with Rex, our elf. Because my ideas for Rex suck... and my husband is a genius, apparently. Who knew?!
Rex was GONE FISHING. And dude, he was wearing Barbie's sunglasses. I'm sorry, but this is hilarious. Or maybe it's just me... but I am still laughing at this picture. Genius husband, genius.
Rex watched Elf, the movie. Popped himself some popcorn and plopped his butt in front of the tv.
Rex hijacked our angel and decided he deserved the honors.
Rex planking on our pot rack.
Rex sent Mason on a scavenger hunt to find him this morning, knowing Mason is the first one up every morning. Clue number one was left on the remote control... guess we all know what Mason does when he gets up in the morning.
Yesterday, Rex nuzzled himself up in Payton's doll's bed. He had the kleenex and some cough medicine at his bedside. Mason went there for clue two.
Enter the gingerbread sleigh for clue three.
And Nika's mustache for clue four.
Clue five... the toilet papered Christmas tree.
And clue six...
That's all... for now. *snickers*
Coming out of the stone age to admit that I have never used Pandora before. I'm a little slow to catch onto these things... I think I waited a few years before I bought into Facebook (
Oh yeah... Journey just came on. Just a small town girl... livin' in a lonely world...
Giveaway time... enter, the infamous BusyBodyBook.
'Tis my favorite.thing.ever. I gave away four last year and I have two to give away this year for 2012.
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