Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Belated Christmas?

These Danish Advent Elves are from Maileg via Garnet Hill.

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Who says Christmas is over on the 25th of December?  These Danish advent elves say it isn't so.  They will be travelling to Spain to surprise my little granddaughter and grandson, when they return from a winter vacation with their mom and teenage brother, Alexander.  There will be a large jar of 25 interesting toys and gadgets with each elf.  Alexander and his mom can choose a day to start the process and choose which toys to slip into the pockets each day.  I think these two elves will ease the family into a new year at a time when things are usually a big letdown for everyone. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

He's the Gingerbread Man

Tall Husband won this adorable Gingerbread Man and gingerbread house at his company's holiday party yesterday.  Thanks Sue for such a great door prize.

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One of Tall Husband's favorite sayings is, "You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man."  This he remembers from childhood, when his English grandmother read the story, "The Gingerbread Man" to him over and over.  To them this was a story about being brave and invincible (never mind the tragic ending for the little gingerbread guy.)  I do believe Tall Husband is invincible and I already knew he is brave.  He has made a great recovery.  In spite of his concussion, and surgical repair of an artery (from a broken nose) he's back to his work, slapping together algorithms and other number crunching feats.  You go, Gingerbread Man!