Play Time…BathTime. The Joy of Youth!

Both of them should be in bed. Neither is. But the joy of childhood resonates through my house and I feel thankful. I love to watch them play. 
Buddy’s stance makes me giggle and Bug’s face brings joy to my heart. Life is good. Enjoy it, even when you’re frustrated. Things could be worse and we always have to remember to enjoy the little things in life. 
Play time is the best!

Meet Our New Baby: Buddy!

If you know me at all, you are highly aware that my ovaries hurt about every 5 years or so. They long for a new baby and my heart and my head usually follow along. Hence…6 children from the ages of 23 all the way down to 4. 
FOUR! My baby is 4 and the minute I woke up to that realization, my ovaries started to hurt and I wanted another baby. But nature has a way of taking care of things and I can’t have any more…of the human variety. And so I got obsessed, as I always do, with adding a new baby in to my life. 
Enter Buddy (yes he’s named after the Elf and he’s a pure bred Yorkshire Terrier that should have a name that starts with sir something or other, but his name is simply Buddy). And he’s such a sweet little Buddy for sure. 
 Look at that face!
Sometimes he’s frisky!
Often he’s lazy (but he’s just a baby….awwww!).
He’s TOTALLY rotten already!
But above all else…he’s loved!
I have my new baby. My ovaries feel at ease. Life is good for me, for my family, and for Buddy. Our family is complete.  Thank goodness for my obsessions. Without them, I would not have my 4 children that I cherish with all my heart. I would not be married to the most wonderful (yet sometimes frustrating) man on the planet. I wouldn’t have my step children in my life to remind me that parenting is truly a difficult yet rewarding task. And I wouldn’t have my Buddy. 
Sparkle On,

Hi! My Name is Christy and I’m Addicted to Elf! Top 10!! If you follow along on any of my social media channels (especially Facebook) or know me personally, you know that I am addicted to the movie Elf. I mean, I don’t just laugh like most of you do, I have tears rolling down my face for the majority of the movie and I watch it a minimum of 100 times during the month of December every year. It just never gets old. I own it so I can watch it on the nights and/or days it isn’t on TV. I’m a junkie!
I quote this movie often, on FB and in real life conversation, year round actually. And come the holiday season, people tag me in their own posts on FB and share photos (like the one above) on my FB page. I even named my new Yorkie pup Buddy in honor of this work of literary excellence. I like that people around the country actually think of me often when they watch this movie. That makes me giggle too. And I feel all warm and elfy inside. 
So without further ado, I’d like to share my top 10 favorite quotes from this literary masterpiece. Seriously, this is good screenplay people! I have way more than 10 but I wanted to encourage y’all to play along at the end. 
#10: This place reminds me of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.” (I feel like this quite often at Walmart actually.)
#9: No tomatoes. Too vulnerable. Kids, they’re already vulnerable.” (True that!)
#8: “You sit on a throne of lies!(So many people should be told this on a daily basis.)
#7: “I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite. 
#6: “Watch out, the yellow ones don’t stop!”  
#5: “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.
#4: “I’m a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.
#3: “Does somebody need a hug? 
#2: Hey, jackweed, I get more action in a week than you’ve had in your entire life. I’ve got houses in L.A., Paris and Vail. In each one, a 70 inch plasma screen. So I suggest you wipe that stupid smile off your face before I come over there and SMACK it off! You feeling strong, my friend? Call me elf one more time.”
That last one is of course the perfect segway in to my all-time favorite quote from the movie. This is the one that I use most throughout the year. Drum roll please. My #1 favorite quote from this literary giant is…..
#1 “He’s an angry elf! He must be from the South Pole!”
And there you have it. My top 10. For the record, I’m laughing through tears on my end. Your turn. Please share your favorite quotes from the movie. Each and every one of them makes me laugh!