2012 | Our Year in Review


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Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Me & My Snowman | Elf on a Shelf { Day 18 }


Harry took up residence on top of the snowman's hat today.


Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Bottle Topper | Elf on a Shelf { Day 9 }


Not sure if he was scared of the fierce thunderstorms that rolled through our area last night or if he was just trying to blend in, but Harry was hiding in the Milk bottle for Santa's milk & cookie set this morning.


Maybe the "For Santa" was Harry's way of reminding us who he reports back to at night.
Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Lit Up | Elf on a Shelf { Day 8 }


I guess Harry was tired after blowing up a room full of balloons, he just spent Saturday taking it easy on one of the decorative "lights" on the tree.


Ty left him a letter the night before asking him to please leave the balloons behind because he was having so much fun with them!

He put them all together on one side of his bed and made a 'balloon pool' out of them.  I wish I'd gotten video so you could have seen how hard he was laughing as he played in the balloons.

I bet Harry thought it was worth tying every single knot to see Ty with such joy.


Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Full of Hot Air | Elf on a Shelf { Day 7 }


Harry was a busy boy last night!!  He filled Ty's room full of balloons and even wound up on the wrong side of the knot himself!


Ty:  "What the heck!  He's INSIDE there!!


Ty decided he needed room to walk, so he was trying to put all the balloons on the far side of his bed.


Silly, silly Harry....how will you get out of this one!



Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

A Little Down Time | Elf on a Shelf { Day 4 }


Today Harry took it easy and spent a little time just hanging out with St. Nick.


Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Troublemaker | Elf on a Shelf { Dec 3 }




The letter to Ty reads:


Dear Ty,

Someone toilet-papered your tree.  I'm keeping watch to make sure they don't come back.

Your Friend,

Harry

P.S. - I think it was the cat.

P.P.S - Santa asked me if you're keeping your room clean.
Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Hanging Out | Elf on a Shelf { Dec 2 }


Today Harry seems to have avoided trouble, he spent the day "just hanging out" on the chain for the ceiling fan in the living room. 

Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.

Harry's Return | Elf on a Shelf { Dec 1 }


December 1st always means one thing in our house! 

The return of Harry--our Elf on a Shelf. 

Harry showed up on our door-step December 1st of 2010.  On his best behavior for that year, Harry watched Ty and reported back to Santa each day.

Last year Harry must have been out of his probationary period because he was a bit more onery than the year before.  Again, he showed up on December 1st and he spent the following twenty-four days making both memories for Ty and messes for his Mom & Dad.

Again, this December 1st, we woke to find Harry had once again returned. 


Don't let his innocent appearance fool you, though.  While we were outside cleaning the shed out it would seem that Harry took it upon himself to install a portal and a door to the North Pole in my living room.

Let me repeat.

I have a portal in my living room.

And it's in the oddest of locations....


Stay tuned for more of Harry's hijinks!
Ashley Harris Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.