Garden Festival Time!

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The CH Garden Festival was in full swing yesterday even though it rained.  It was still a good day!

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Real flowers against art = Awesomeness!

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The Roomies bought some new Fairy Houses for the multitudes that have gathered at our house.  J is all like “the more the merrier” but that’s because she doesn’t have to share a bathroom with the merrier.  I’m just grumpy today.

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Bjorn digging the stroll.

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Ingrid had a blast.  This was her first Garden Festival.  She enjoyed the May pole Dancers the most.  She said it really reminded her of visiting Teddy in Germany in the Spring :)

The crowds eventually showed up and the weather cleared up and we went on to your next activity.  It was a good day :)

Springing Into Spring

It’s still a bit cold in our part of the globe but we all got excited when we saw the flowers starting to bloom.  It meant that Spring was springing!

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Thad loved the daffodils!

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Ingrid always loves going to the arboretum.  It reminds her so much of Norway and the Fjords and forests.

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Even with the cooler weather how could one not enjoy such an outing?

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So much fun.  I hope you get to go out and smell the flowers too!

Vegas Baby!

The Gang joined Bjorn on a mini break to Las Vegas, Nevada.  It was amazing!

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We had a layover in St. Louis.  So technically we were all in St. Louis…totally counts, lol.

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Let’s get to the gaming already!
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Shelly got some really good food at Le Burger Brasserie.

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Bjorn atop of the Stratosphere!

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Vegas was a blast.  Like they say…What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, lol!

Hey Ingrid Hey

Bjorn sister has come to town and she’s liking it so much she has decided to stay.  I’m just an elf/gnome so I’m always a little leery of new comers but I sure do like her.  She’s such a sweet gal from the forest.

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She arrived just as we were having our 17th snow fall of the season.  It may be mathematically spring but the snow makes me think that Winter just doesn’t want to let go.

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Luckily for the Roomie it was more a “pretty” snow than a messy one.

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I love spring like most folks but I’m going to miss the beauty that snow offers.  It’s like the paint to the canvas of a landscape painting.  The warmth will be nice but from this old Elf/Gnome each season brings with it new possibilities, new beauties and new adventures.  I’m glad Ingrid is going to stick around to share all this with us :)

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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Patches O’Hurley couldn’t wait to get this day started.  Doing the Irish Jig is his favorite dance so today he is ready to breakout his tap shoes and start Jigging!

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It snowed this morning but the boys feel certain it won’t hinder the festivities planned for later!  Come on people…go get your IRISH ON!!!

UPDATE:

Just in from the Irish Government…Americans Suck and can’t spell.  Being American Elves/Gnomes we are part of that suckage and have fixed the faux pas.  Happy St. Paddy’s Day…y’all!!!

Thursday’s with Thad

Thad is a quiet Elf but is more fun that Fun Bobby.

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Sometimes he gives his friend a lift for no apparent reason.

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Sometimes he helps the FNGs get used to his new surroundings.

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Sometimes he just likes to hang out with the Poets and share stories of the old days.  Thad is one Elf you can count on to brighten up your day!