Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Hijacked!

I thought I saw a Reindeer on Christmas the bottom of our street. I took Clint, Derek, my nephews Garrett and Preston, their little sister Clare and my sis-in-law Shannon to investigate after Christmas Eve dinner. Come to find out, I mistook my neighbors fake lit-up reindeer for the real thing. Silly me.

When we returned home from our little investigation, we walked into a dark house. We walked up the stairs to find the Christmas Tree knocked over, the kitchen in shambles, the Christmas presents gone, and Jeff and his brother Scott tied up together in the kitchen, and gaged with duct tape!!!!

The boys quickly untied them and listened to them tell us about a guy in a black mask that came in and tied them up, took the presents, and left us a message on a DVD. (Check it out below)

The first clue to finding our presents was to dress up as Superheros. Fortunately, we have a selection. Batman, Spiderman, Black Ninja, and Master Chief were ready to serve and protect in a matter of minuets.

We also found a wrapped package in the bottom of the costume box. Imagine that! There were four sheets of paper and 2 water color sets. Hmmmm. Our superheros discovered in no time that they needed to paint on the paper to reveal the next clue.
Something about "sun's" or "o's"...or maybe "un (minus the 's')"...or something about time of day....Day!!!!!! Day!!! Day's!!!!!! That's it!!! Day's house!!!! and cupboard...or fridge....Fridge at the Day's must be in their fridge. They have one in the garage....

Next clue was in the fridge, in the a plate of red jello that the boys gladly ate to uncover the next clue...

and there was a picture of the Treehouse...In the Treehouse was a little bag full of Legos with letters written on them. When put together correctly spelled out "Clint's bed diaper??? no no...."Clint's bed ladder. "

Under the ladder was a piece of paper with a blog address on it:

Clue Number 7 was revealed on the blog...check the fireplace, before Santa can see the nasty note Venom wrote to him. But we made sure to wish Venom a Merry Christmas on his blog first.

Up the Chimney we found a "go away Santa" note with a code and a clue on the back. Master Chief cracked the code in no time. The message? "In-The-Dryer..." Another clue???

Finally! Our presents! Hurray! Christmas is saved! Wow. What a night. I sure am glad a couple of Superheros showed up at our house on Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just a little something silly...

Country Version:
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Classic Version:
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Disco Versio:
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Joy to wish for video in HD (LDS church's Christmas Video)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Hothmas!!!

My amazingly talented, beautiful, intelligent, creative, genius, artistic, remarkable niece Chelsea sent this to Derek and Clint .
She posted this on my facebook page with "Merry Hothmas!!!" Love that girl!!!! Visit her blog to see all of her AMAZING art:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cash for Sleepovers

Clint and Derek like to have sleepovers on the weekend in the living room. They fall asleep watching one of their favorite movies...currently one of the Star Wars Episodes. Once in a while on a school night, they can have a half sleepover, where they get ready for bed early and after books and teeth brushing, they can watch part of a movie with their pillows and blankets until it is time to go to bed. A few nights ago, I let them have a "quarter" sleepover. About 20 min. of a movie before bed. Tonight Derek asked if they could have a "quarter" sleep over again:

Me: Not tonight Derek. It is late and we have a busy day tomorrow.

Derek: We can't even have a "quarter" sleepover?

Me. Not tonight

Derek: Can we have a "Penny" sleepover then?

Me: (Laughing) What is a "Penny" sleep over?

Derek: It's shorter than a "quarter".

So I let them have a Penny Sleep over. On Friday, Derek says he wants a "Nickle one", or maybe a "dime?" I am still not quite sure how that translates into min. of a movie. I am sure Derek will figure it out and let me know.