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Monday, December 31, 2012

Holiday Overload!

Hello my dear, sweet friends!
My posts are beginning to be fewer and farther between-
this makes me sad-
1) because I love writing.
2) because I love that you are reading it.


We have had SO MUCH CHRISTMAS packed into our Christmas break.
For Real.
Like Christmas EVERYDAY.
Our Christmas morning was great! Lots of oohs and ahhs . And batteries, And loud noises. And wrapping paper. And naughty puppies. And smiles and hugs. And coffee- and more coffee.

The day after Christmas we went to Santaland. After going through some drive through lights, we ended up in a tent with bungee jumping, spider crawling, and rock wall climbing.
All the things you would expect to find in Santaland!
There was also a petting zoo.
I said petting zoo.
There were frisky bunnies. Greedy goats. A grouchy (smelly donkey) and chickens and roosters.

As some of you may know- Betty is lost! So when  I saw those chickens I was so anxious!!!!

This is Colonel Cluck, he is new to our home and is helping us to find her. I hope we find her soon.

For those of you who do not know who Betty is- It's okay- As you get to know me, it all starts to make sense.
(Not really, but it makes me feel better to say that).

Yesterday we went to see MORE lights and ate at Patti's Settlement in Grand River KY.
Ignore the "do" on "Thumbs". He was wearing a hat. When he took it off, there was a slight resemblence to Conan O'Brien.

The food was AH-Mazing! The Mr ordered a 2lb pork chop.
I like to call it a small roast.
Not kidding. The leftovers alone fed two Littles.

Some of you may remember last Christmas when we went to "Cock of the Walk" in Nashville. It was, again, great food.
It was very smiliar to Patti's. Food was different. But check this out:

Made it a little hard to enjoy the great food. I did my best to drown it out.
We are going to have to start scoping out the places we eat during the holidays a little better!

Ugh. That's all I have for that one.

Grandma saw an opportunity to make them be SERIOUS in a photo- which they NEVER ARE.
She gave them guns.
I hardly ever see my Littles without their glasses. So this is a nice one to have.

We trolled all of the little gift shops. Everything was half off and if it was Christmas related- 75% off.
So we went to all of the shops.
I picked up these tiny guys.
Love them.

When we got home, we just started to vege. I was in a great place.
Had my coffee.
My footed jammies. (I totally look like I belong in  a Dr Seuss book when I wear them).
But nonetheless, I was ready to blog.
I wanted to share my Holiday Adventures with you.
So I grabbed my Mac, went to plug it in-
The cord to the adapter was ALL CHEWED UP!
Wonder who did that?!?!?!

Oh, don't say how cute he is in any comments cause this little guy is in BIG TROUBLE!!

Well a Non Educational Post from Squirrels wouldn't be complete without involving a funny search or the word "Poop".
No searches tonight.
So what does that leave us with?

This was in the Littles' stockings.
The side says "Grandpa says: If you rub chicken poop on your lips, you'll never lick 'em!" Which in turn I guess keeps you from getting chapped lips.
The best part is the disclaimer. "Contains no real poop." on the side.

Also, they say that things are "tailored to you" when they show up in your sidebar. Really?

So this has been a random collection of "stuff"!

Tomorrow brings napping cleaning, napping organizing, and celebrating.
(Really, I will be celebrating)
So chances are, I won't see you until next year!

Caution: May include mushiness.

Thank you everyone for your ideas and support and love in this beautiful bloggy world! I really feel like I have become a more thoughtful and reflective educator. I just feel like I am on the best possible team that I could be on with all of you! Blogging brings new meaning to the word collaboration!

Enjoy the rest of your break and best wishes to you and yours in 2013!
Happy New Year!!!
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  1. Hey Missy! I love reading about you and your family...I feel the same as you...blogging has given me a jump start on my teaching. Friends like you are so supportive give me reason to face Monday mornings with a big smile.
    Happy New Year!

  2. What a darling little dog, Hee Hee. I loved your post in the west we can buy "elk" poop, it is a pill of chocolate. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

  3. I LOVE the chicken poop chapstick. I have a few kiddos that could've used that in their stocking!!

    :) Abby
    Third Grade Bookworm

  4. I LOVE Patti's! I am from KY and I told my husband we should have gone and eaten on bread in pots but we ran out of time! This summer we shall return! LOVE your posts! You are HYSTERICAL! - Lindsay

  5. I just died laughing at your post!!! Where is Santaland??? If its the one in Cherokee, we are way to close in location! The poop references are crazy funny!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  6. Love the post! It's nice to see that I'm not the only one! LOL I stumbled on your great blog by visiting Heather's Heart. She stopped by mine and shared a comment. Come see my blog(s) and tell me what you think. I have couple of blogs - one about Kindergarten and one for all levels. Thanks! Have a great new year :)

  7. love you squirrels. The family pictures make me giggle every time I see them. I may have scrolled up and down...

  8. I love your family picture. It's a lot like mine :)

    Happy New Year!


    Fun in Room 4B

  9. Oh, My DEAR Missy Squirrels. This was my first laugh of the day! (It's 11;24(am) and clearly I was due!) I looked all over that table for plastic silverware. None in sight. (Truthfully those metal plates made my teeth itch just looking at them).
    The BloggyWorld is a better place because of you. You make my heart happy.

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  10. Santaland sounds amazing! Love the poop Chapstick haha.
    Happy New Year!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  11. I love Pattis! We visit there often when we go boating at the lake! Looks like you had a great Christmas!!! :)

    Kindergarten Korner

  12. I have been wanting to go to Patti's for some time now! But I'm sad to hear that all of the plates are metal. I don't know if I could stomach that sound to enjoy my dinner either!

  13. Thank you for your wonderful posts. I giggled so much reading your blog that I had to read part of it to my family. By the way, our beagle chewed my husband's computer cord when he was a puppy. Happy 2013.

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