Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Arrival of Rudolph

Happy 2011!
I sure missed all of you.

Today, I have the pleasure of reporting the Arrival of Rudolph.
to see the orginal beginnings of this saga, look here and here.

Christmas morning began fairly early with a cheery, "Merry Christmas!" from Miss Brenna. She then fled to wake up her sister who reported that she got one good poke in the side and a "It's Christmas!" from Brenna. Down the stairs we went and I will apologize now for the blurry pictures. For some reason, it was not my best Christmas morning for capturing Kodak moments.

Here we go...

The chucking of the paper..

The look of surprise I had waited for when she first spotted Rudolph-so cool!!
I do believe there was even a gasp.

And an "oh yeah, oh yeah!"

Out he came.

Let the winding of the toy begin...

Do you love this picture?


Wait. A Tigger Box. What happened to Rudolph, you ask?
Well, let me tell you.
Brenna wound and wound Rudolph. And wound some more. Doug, Lauren and I looked at each other and said, "uh-oh."
Sure enough, the lid popped open and Rudolph stayed folded up inside the box.
We just all burst out laughing by then, and we were grateful Tigger worked right on cue.

Do you sense a bit of trepidation in the above picture?

I am happy to report that a little later, Rudolph popped out like a trooper and has worked ever since.
I am so. glad. this. saga. is. over.

many thanks to my Aunt Jerrie and her son-in-law, Ed, the best manager Lowes will ever have.


  1. OH this is too fun...and a good laugh, too! Lots of people working together to give your sweetie a fun Christmas~ love her magical smile!

  2. Wheeeee!!!!

    I think I am glad this saga is over, too!

    I have been holding my breath since it began and I think I am starting to turn slightly blue!!!

    I am so happy Rudolph finally popped out and hope he continues to do so for a very, very, very long time.....

    Loved the photos.

    Once again, kudos to Ed!

  3. Hurray for Rudolph, and Tigger. It looks so fun and I'm so glad you found a Rudy that works...eventually.

    Catherine from HomeHinges.com

  4. What a perfect ending to the saga! I'm so glad that he finally cooperated, and all is well in Brenna Land.

    I've missed blogland! I'm currently working on a life organization plan so that I can get back into the blog swing.

    Happy New Year to one of my favorite invisible friends.

  5. That is so sweet! You've gotta love those Christmas morning dramas, right?

  6. OMG! I'm sooooo happy that you've posted these awesome pics!!! You've captured the moment brilliantly and I'm one big soggy mess of tears this morning! (Tears of happiness!!!) Hugs, Terri xoxo

  7. Yea! Now that is some good news to read early this Monday Morning.. Your photos look great.. Put a big smile on my face..

    Hope you have a happy day!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Happy New Year to you and your family, Lynn!! Brenna has turned into such a young woman this last year!! The pics are wonderful!!! Thanks for always visiting my blog and leaving your comments. I'm going to make it a point to start blogging more often again. God bless!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  9. I cannot tell you how many times Brenna has crossed my mind since Christmas Morning. I have wondered if her "Rudolph in the Box" worked and brought a smile to her face. Thank you for sharing the photo's with us, you have made my day!

  10. Oh Lynn, I am so glad we got to see the very happy ending to such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  11. I know Christmas morning can feel a little fuzzy around the edges, but the joy seems crystal clear.

    Hugs and love to all,

  12. I love Ed! He really came though. So glad that Brenna love them and look on her face says it all.

    By the way, my pics were blurry too!

  13. A saga indeed! Well you'll have almost a year to prepare for your next Christmas saga ;) You survived this one - what we do for love :)

    I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm glad too that it's over. For you. I mean my gosh, I was getting tired just reading about the ups and downs of this adventure. Wow! I think I need to go take a nap now. I'll catch up with you again soon.....zzzzzzzzz.....