This place has been on my list of things to do for EVER.  Friday I finally took the kids.  They were having an antique and craft fair (as if I could miss that) and hay rides with Santa.  It was technically after Thanksgiving so we could start our Christmas celebrations and we wanted to avoid the Black Friday sales like the plague.  We had such a great time.  There were a ton of craft stalls.  We watched a band play while we ate our lunch and not only did we get a photo with Santa but because the hay ride was full by the time I lifted my wide load off Santa's lap, the next time it came around  they let us ride with him as well.  The kids loved him … not that you can tell from the photograph.  Me, not so much.   He's on my naughty list this year. 

Okay, so you are all dying to hear the story behind Santa thinking I'm chubby.  Flynn was quite excited to see Santa.  I knew he would have no problem sitting on Santa's knee.  Miss M on the other hand I knew would scream, so to save Santa's hearing I thought I would go up for the photograph too … mister 'I'm too old now that I'm 13' didn't want to have anything to do with this fiasco.  So I go up and sit next to Santa.  He promptly tells me that I have to sit on his knee. 

Me:  "Umm, it's okay I'll just sit next to you"

Santa: "No, sit on my knee"

Me: *creepy* "Okay, but are you sure, I don't want to do any damage"

Santa: "Oh, you are fine, it's the skinny girls I have to worry about"

Me: *maybe I shouldn't have saved his hearing* "oh well of course with their bony butts and all"

Christmas at Bates Nut Farm

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Bre November 30, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Holy crapola….that’s a ton of stuff!!! LOL!!! How do you do it woman!?!?!?

Jane December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

You didn’t tag me? You must hate me. (LOL, remember that?????)I’ve been reading your blog on google reader and been a slack ass friend at posting comments. But I love it. xoxoxo

Ambitious Redhead December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Congrats on your awards!!!Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!Have a great rest of your day.

Harris Boys December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

I didn’t know about the sale at ikea…what a steal. love santa’s expression and LOL at the skinny comment!!

breelyn_faith December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

I’m glad you were able to do the award. I’m glad I was able to give it to you. We have alot in common. I have a bad temper too. I hate it when people nose into my financial business. It sends me straight through the roof. I don’t have any tolerance for it.Since I’ve had kids too I am crazy about organization then I used to be.

Peta G December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Thanks for the award Tonya…and um yes I LOOVE caffiene…lolany sort, be it coffee, coke or chocolate it doesnt matter what it is really. lol…

Lisa amp; Gerald December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

WOW you been a real busy girl!

The Romero-Schroeder December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

The santa picture is Great…….. BUT i would have smaked that santa silly

Sheri December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Man, that was one long post. I wish that I was there with you guys eating fish and chips. They looked soooo good. Great pics. And what a naughty Santa.

sassy stephanie December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Creepy (and WAY STUPID) Santa!

Betty Flocken December 1, 2008 - 4:00 pm

I love the photos! AND Santa is crazy, you’re not chubby! Congratulations to Jay. 13 is such a big birthday. I couldn’t have done Ikea, but darn I spent 40.00 on an Easel for Izzy! Oh well.

danielle December 2, 2008 - 4:00 pm

You are one busy lady, I don’t know how you find the time 🙂 You go girl!!!

cat December 2, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Read it all and wow Santa is a naught naught guy. No pressies for him this year! Love the photos at the seafood place.

Mariah December 3, 2008 - 4:00 pm

That Santa is a dork, my teenager would take photos with Santa as long as her creepy boyfriend was lip locking her… VOMIT.Thanks for the award, what was my honest post, peeing on the vicks or my Ex husband?? Either way THANKS

Jessica Kate December 3, 2008 - 4:00 pm

You knitted a bathmat. And that is why I love you.

Sharlene December 4, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Do I get an award for reading that whole post? 🙂 Just kidding. I want to get fondled by the Santa at the Nut Farm. Added that to the list too. Can’t wait until he calls me fat!


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