Sunday, December 7, 2008

Murry Christman!

This may surprise you, but I did attend college. I even graduated, but with a degree in Accounting, not Orthography.


or·thog·ra·phy (ôr-thgr-f)
1. The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage and language.



If only there were such thing as spell check for manual writing, I would be celebrating Christmas, not Christman.





Making a Christmas Count Down calendar has been a tradition in my family ever since I was a wee little drooling one. My lil sis and I are trying to continue this tradition with our own families so we put our two blond heads together last Sunday determined to make the best Christmas Count Down ever.


We made plans for an extravagant countdown using actual Christmas material, with needles & threads, hung on wooden rods with sparkly ribbons & fancy wooden letters, but after chasing Logan (my nephew) through Walmart Lin & I came home with about 9 bags of candy & plain white poster board.



Which is why we ended up stealing what materials we could scrounge up at my mom's house hoping she wouldn't notice that we horded her sacred Christmas tree bows of which Lindee carefully chopped up and ironed with baby sis's stolen flat iron in attempt at giving my poster some dignity since I cannot spell.

After a few hours of making a mess of my mom's dining room floor, tying Logan to a tree outside so he wouldn't color on our posters, and leaving our husbands to fend for themselves, we finally finished our make-shift count down calendars.



Of course the spelling error was not my fault directly. I blame Alex.

If he wouldn't have given me Silkman as my last name, this never would have happened. After writing Silkman for 7 years after my name, it's no wonder I automatically finished Christmas with an 'n' instead of an 's'.

So because of my hubster, we, the Silkman's, will be celebrating Christman this year.

(If I receive ANY comments about how my Christman Count Down calendar has no numbers or how we can't hang it up because the weak little poster board can in no way hold the 10 pounds of candy that we meticulously tied to it with festive red and green ribbons, I will hunt you down, tie you to a chair, sit on your lap and sing "Murry Christman Darling" over & over.)







Moral of the story: Don't ever leave two blonds unsupervised with scissors, glue, and candy!

30 comments:

Megan said...

Hhahahahaaa!! That's hilarious! Very creative. We know you really meant to spell it that way, just so you could start your own tradition with it, right? ;0)

Courtney said...

HAHAHAHAHA! I laughed out loud! But up until the end I thought you did it on purpose. I'm blond too!

Yaya said...

It's really cute! That is so funny-Christman is actually my parent's friend's last name, they'd probably love it!

What a good idea.

PS ROFL about your hubby putting on a show for your cats......hahahahaha!

angie said...

I just have a chalkboard with Santa on it. At least yours is crafty and creative!

Alivia Stutzman said...

Ah Kell bell I love you!!! I think I might make a Murry Christman count down board too.

Mandy said...

Awesome. Thanks so much for your sweet comments today!! :)

Heath'e' said...

LOL!! I lub it!

Irene said...

Laughing and trying not to pee!!

Now, seriously, how can you say that about blondes and scissors, tehe? Blondes are notorious for being careful, thoughtful, wonderful, safe, generous, and every other adjective that is good-- didn't you know that?

I know...you were just being modest...another wonderful trait of blondes!

AndreaLeigh said...

So funny! Hey, that's ok. It gives it character! You'll remember this forever. I, for one, love it. And I'll smack anyone that doesn't. :)

Random Hiccups said...

That is just too funny! My word! That's how legends are made...

Jamie said...

That's toooooo funny! Great work, even though it can't be hung.

Julia said...

I am getting the feeling that Christmas is a little like Halloween at your house. Maybe you should be calling this holiday "Chris-oween-man" or something like that. ;)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I bet you were looking at the snowmen beneath and subconsciously wrote Christman like Snowman. HAHAHA! Too funny! Such a cute idea though, girl!

Tiffany said...

LOL! That is so something I would do. I love the idea though!

Nichole said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment! Yes, we have lots of space here in SD :o)

I'm loving your blog, you are too funny! I read your Twilight review and we both had the same thought on Jasper looking constipated!!

Whitney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

That is TOO funny! Good for you for just leaving it as is, I sure would have!

Hollie said...

Hilarious!

I love the idea of making your own countdown board!

Orr's said...

Holy crap that was the funnest night ever! We laughed for like 10 minutes after you wrote that, I bet Bob thinks we are crazy giggling like 13 year old girls on the phone with our boyfriends, Our calenders will be amazing next year. By the way a hammer and nails was then only thing to hold mine, after I ate like a pound of candy off of it.

Rachel Ann said...

Well I'm glad I popped over here...that was funny!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I always enjoy visitors!

tara @ kidz said...

LOL! I think you've got a new tradition on your hands. It's kind of like Kramer's festivus!

Anna Lefler said...

That countdown calendar is very cool...and I appreciate the originality of your spelling. Make the holidays your own, that's what I always say.

(I don't usually say "Hijack the name and change the spelling," but I think it's implied.)

Merry Christman!

XO

Anna

heathersister said...

You should say you did it on purpose and it was suppose to say Chirst Man.

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL!!!!

Hey you, there's an award waiting for you on my blog!

dani said...

I used to write my name as Danielle Vanielle all the time.

and I'm not even blonde.

ps. that poster looks way too heavy to hang kelly. :)

Karin Katherine said...

ROFL....there are....no words....

Wendy said...

Come on now with the blond jokes. Did you have to go there? Did you?

heathersister said...

See there is that bad spelling:
Chirst Man. Dang. Christ Man. I'm a dork.

heathersister said...

So really I was just here trying to pick up on your name to give you credit on my blog for the award but I can't find it. I saw Kell Bell but I will go with K.

K.

Thanks.

Staci said...

Buwhahaahahahhaaaaaaaa thats halarious!

Jolene said...

This is absolutely hilarious!!!!!!!!