Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gotta' Love 'Em

Out of our six children there is not
a single one that does not do something strange....
#3 and #3a just might be the strangest of all.
#3 is a professional by day...and owns a cage fighting gym by night, and the thing about them that we love the very most...are the tattoos...ah, yes indeed...the tattoos.
(Don't worry #1 and #1a, your turn is coming.)
This is #3 and #3a - something went terribly wrong, but since there is nothing we can do about it, we embrace them and their antics and love them anyway. :-)

So for Christmas this year they will receive this custom made advent calendar.
Complete with tatted dolls made in their likeness.

The NVO designed and made this advent calendar; I added the details.
#3 is to open the odd numbered pouches and his"pegs" are shaped like stars; #3a is to open the even numbered pouches and her "pegs" are shaped like hearts...Isn't that just the sweetest thing ever?  ;-) The gifts in the pouches are things such floss and stuff. :-)
Six days on each of the four sides for 24 days. Then the top comes off for a secret area that holds a gift for the 25th and for storage of the pouches, tree and people during the other 11 months of the year.

I will say they are pretty darn cute though,
in spite of all that ink.
And they are darn good to the Mama and NTM ("Not the Mama" - aka the NVO)

Happy Adventing Y'all!!!


  1. You guys are so darn creative! How do you come up with these things? This is amazing and extremely cute. (So are #3 and #3a.)

    I have a rather heavily ink-adorned niece and nephew. Not my style, but my niece draws all the art for her own tats and I have to admire her talent.

    Cage fighting? Wow.

  2. What a darling couple! Good luck to ya'll, we need more with open attitude!

  3. Thanks you two!

    Yup, a cage fighter. What's a mother to do? ;-) Interesting though - he's the kid that paid off his house by his 30th birthday and lives debt free - quite a feat in this day and age. We really are so very proud of him and the other five.

    Sue - I would love to see your niece's art - I imagine it's beautiful.

    Caroline - I agree - it's amazing what happens when one is open minded and asks a lot of questions and takes on a genuine interest - then it's easier to understand.