As we all have so much to do before Christmas…I am going to revisit a post I wrote in 2014!
If you missed it then…it will be new to you, if you do remember it…you may leave the table, unless you want to read through it again! LOL
It is called the Secret Christmas Visitor…
We all know that there is excitement and joy and …well, just the magic of Christmas, especially for children!
You know I am the eternal romantic and I don’t believe we are ever to old to not believe in ….well, magic.
Apparently not, because on the 7th of December…a little visitor showed up on our fireplace mantle… along with a book to explain his existence.
I had heard about this little visitor coming to visit small children, checking to see who had been naughty or nice!
It is understood that the little visitor keeps an eye on the children of the home, noting good and bad behavior!
Then each night, the little visitor…or elf in this case…would disappear during the night as sleepy little heads would go to bed.
It is surmised that the elf would fly to the North Pole to give a report to …of course. Santa Claus.
Then the elf would fly back to the home to keep watch for another day.
The strange thing is, the elf would find different and interesting places in the home to “watch” the children.
WELL, when the Captain and I discovered an elf on our fireplace mantle one morning in early December…we just assumed that all the other elves had found children to visit …but “our elf”…decided to visit a home with adults…. who from time to time could be as mischievous as children!
The first thing the book said to do was to name your elf.
So the Captain decided “Scout” was a good name, as it was fitting… since he was going to scout around to see if we were behaving ourselves.
“Scout”, it turned out…was a bit mischievous himself.
I would like to share with you a few of his “hiding” places.
One morning we awoke to find Scout taking a bubble bath….
Another morning, he apparently tried to shave with my razor….Silly little elf!
Here he is perched high above the living room and he is wearing Frosty the Snowman’s hat!!!
Another morning we found Scout trying to hide among a snowman and the nutcracker on the kitchen counter.
Then we found him wearing a flight jacket and goggles….he certainly does his homework on the adults in this family!
I think he really likes aviation too…..
Because we found him here among the airplane models in the Captain’s office.
When we flew to Baltimore for the Army/Navy game….we were surprised to see that Scout followed us.
And he had a sport’s jersey on….we do like our sports!
And in our New York hotel room, Scout perched on one of the sconces.
After arriving back in Florida…he seemed to be parched.
He is drinking from one of my demitasse cups.
He is a thirsty little bugger! 😉
You just couldn’t get away from that silly little rascal. 🙂 (Evidently he had been out Ice skating at the North Pole)
Here he is hiding among my milk bottles that sit on my counter….but I could see him!
This morning…he is sitting on a gold reindeer in our bedroom.
Oh, I almost forgot to show you this pic….after returning home from New York, we found Scout had evidently ridden home on a reindeer….he even had a little windbreaker on to keep the chill away. 🙂
Scout must be like me…and dipped into the candy dish once too many times.
It appears he was trying to work in a little aerobics…again like me, by using very lightweight bar-bells. tsk tsk tsk!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found that silly little elf one morning…..Note he is sitting on the “cup throne” with what appeared to be a mini chocolate chip in the bottom.
He was reading and had wound TP around the plug in the receptacle.
I am so glad I saw this first hand so I could “clean it up.”
I told you he was mischievous.
I think his tummy must have been upset….too much candy perhaps?
One morning, the Captain and I talked about no snow in Florida….Scout must have heard us talking.
That was really sweet…he wanted to bring us snow!
It apparently is tiring flying back and forth to the North Pole each night…so one morning I found Scout in the guest bathroom actually sleeping in the little hand towel holder!!
I hurried to alert the Captain that Scout was sound asleep.
But when we returned, Scout had turned over and was wide awake, watching us again!
And then we found to our surprise…..Scout liked sports as much as we do!
We found him watching Sports Center and eating snacks and drinking hot chocolate!
Alas, today, …it is the day after Christmas and Scout did not appear anywhere in the house.
I looked everywhere! ;(
Apparently, we were on our best behavior for the month of December, because the Captain and I loved our presents. (more on that later)
The Elf on the Shelf book said our elf would leave on Christmas Day, but he would return next year in December.
Sooooo my dear readers, did an elf visit your home this December?
AND…the Captain and I always remember the “reason for the season”...but it was great to have a little fun along with our elf….:)
Luke 2:1-20 “……Today in the city of David, a Savior has been born….”
Love the photos and this story!! Hmmm, an elf on the shelf may have to visit our house next year! 🙂 Kari, I hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas and New Year! Love and hugs and Merry, Merry!
LOL…I guess you can’t take the kid out of me and the Captain. Right back at you Benita.. 🙂
I am still smiling….
Yes, I noticed the TWA saucer and cup from first class. I loved it when we traveled first class in the old days. The memories are still around for us. Thank goodness!
thanks for stopping by Sandy…yes, we have a lot of TWA memorabilia…it was a part of my life for a long time, until Boeing moved me out of KC
Don’t know if you noticed the TWA cup and saucer from first class that was given to all who attended a farewell luncheon for VP, Milo!
I have fond memories of Rene, Jim and of course Ed, who I understand is still around….either at the maintenance base or executive Beech!
Love the pictures, especially the ones with TWA airplanes, and the story, Kari. Thanks for a fun blog.