Category: holiday

The Elf on the Shelf

1: Nora gets “Elf on the Shelf” from MamaT and PapaT

2: Dell reads “Elf on the Shelf” to Nora

3: Nora Discovers that the “Elf on the Shelf” has Moved!

The Elfin’ Thompson Family

Funny Elf Videos – Enjoy!

CLICK to watch the disco video
The Disco Elves

CLICK to watch the country video

The Country Elves

Happy Belated Easter

The two cutest nieces in the world wish you a Happy Easter! Isabella and Quincy were just a ton of fun up at the ranch over the holiday. Hope they make you smile… click the thumbnail to enlarge the photo.

Isabella, age 8 months
Quincy, age 10 months

So Long 2007

The last sunset of 2007 over the hills of San Francisco. Look out 2008, here we come!

Click the picture to watch our Elfin' video.
NOTE: The video no longer works. OfficeMax has taken down the Elf Site.

I know Elf Yourself is a couple years old, and I know everyone and their brother is doing it… but it makes us laugh every time we watch it. Something about Dell’s head on the female body just gets my giggle going. Merry Christmas!

Westbrook’s Sinatra Christmas

Thanks to the Westbrooks for an amazing holiday party! Everyone was in their Rat Pack finery. View the photos on Flickr.

Thanksgiving in Lakeport

Nicki and Andy hosted a lovely Thanksgiving this year. It was a smaller group, but it was still full of love and thankfulness. We missed those who weren’t with us this year. Love to everyone! View the photos on Flickr.

Happy Presidents Day

Though commonly seen written as Presidents’ Day or President’s Day, Presidents Day is technically the correct form of the holiday’s name.

The holiday does not belong to the presidents, but rather it is a day on which the United States honors them. Presidents is considered an “attributive noun” and acts as a modifier.

[info above is from Wikipedia]

A couple of my favorite quotes from our presidents…

George Washington, 1st President

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President

“In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

John F. Kennedy, 35th President

“And so, my fellow Americans… ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”