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Ferne’s Year In Review

Posted: December 21, 2012 by getstitcheddesigns in Ferne's World
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Because I had WAY-HAY-HAY to much fun in college, this really isn’t a normal year in review.  It’s really more like a Christmas Season review.  My memory is bad enough that I can really only focus on a day at a time, so I feel the need to go ahead and write about Christmas, and it isn’t even Christmas yet.  Go figure;  Go team Appalachian State!

This could mainly be summarized as a Friday Photo Dump from my instagram account, but it mostly includes our adventures with our new Ambassador of Awesome, our Elf on the Shelf, “Cary.”

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I’m assuming you are familiar with Elf on the Shelf.  If you aren’t participating in this Christmas tradition yourself, you know someone who is, thanks to Facebook.  This little elf, Cary, is also the reason my blog posts have been zero lately.  He’s been keeping me busy.  First world problems.

First, you have to name your elf before it comes to life.  Will named him “Cary.”  I’m not sure Will didn’t want to name him “Carrie” considering he wasn’t sure if it was a girl or a boy elf.  Homophones.  The sheer androgyny of these elves actually gives you some creativity with the names and makes it so much fun.  We figured he was going with Cary Grant, even though Will has no idea who that is, so there you have it.  I love it when children name things/people/animals.  They come up with the funniest, most original names.

I’m also going to tell you that we read the book to Will the night before Cary showed up.  This freaked Will out.  He was actually petrified and didn’t want an elf to come to the house.  I think he just doesn’t like being ratted out.  He’s cleaned up his act for real.  Who knew a little toy could bring so much joy to mommy and daddy?

Cary flies to the North Pole every night to report to Santa how Will has been behaving and listening.  The next morning, he flies back home and lands in funny places after having crazy escapades.  It’s cute, and of course I’m having way too much fun with this as a parent.  I obviously am one of those moms that takes it to the max and has been going a little crazy with the story lines.  Judge me all you want…this shit is awesome.

So, without further adieu, here’s some fun times with Cary.

Cary was too "busy," so Will wanted him to "Relax."  So did Frankie.

Cary was too “busy,” so Will wanted him to “Relax.” So did Frankie.

Santa's Super Helper

Santa’s Super Helper

Cheering for Christmas with his Nutcracker friend.

Cheering for Christmas with his Nutcracker friend.

Missed Curfew

Missed Curfew

The force is strong with this elf.

The force is strong with this elf.

Vanna White

Vanna White

Winning big in Vegas after "borrowing" money from Will's piggy bank.
Winning big in Vegas after “borrowing” money from Will’s piggy bank.

Cary will be headed back home to the North Pole in a few days, so I have to work up a really good “Finale” landing on the 24th.  Not sure what I should do yet, but I’ll actually be sad when he leaves.

From our house to yours, have a Merry Christmas!  If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you just have a really kick ass day that day.