Around Christmas time our family has a tradition called secret servants. We all have our name on a piece of paper, (except for the boys…they’re not old enough yet) and all those pieces of paper go into a bowl. We each draw a piece of paper and whoevers name is on it, we do stuff for him/her secretly for a week. It could be making a bed, doing their dishes or animals for them, giving them candy… or anything they might like. After one week, (on Sundays) we try to guess who had us and then we pick new ones. So now with that explained….my secret servant who had me last week was Leah. She gave me a wonderful surprise. : )
It all started when I went out to do my animals….I saw this piece of paper with my coat. At first I thought, "oh no.." I was thinking that it would say my goats are done. Usually I like it when someone does my goats, but last night I was wanting to do my own goats so that I could see the stars.( I LOVE seeing them!)
So I took the note and read……"Go look by something coo-coo." Then I knew that I was on a treasure hunt. 😀 I knew what it meant right away.
My next clue was by Daddy’s coo coo clock. I found it and it said: "Now find something in a big, light brown, heavy, not-even-a-year-old, often noisy, superior, sometimes thirsty, THING." I had to think about this one for a little bit. I finally figured it out…it was in the new piano we got earlier this year ( I like it a bunch….MUCH better then our old one : )
Clue 3 read: "Perhaps the next one is craving some tea." I went to our pantry where all the tea is. I looked and looked and looked….almost on every box of tea we had. I couldn’t find it, I looked in my tea cups…Mommy’s tea cups….the mugs….then finally I got the idea that it might me in a "tea for one" that was sitting on a shelf in the kitchen. And that is exactly where I found clue 4. It said: "One, two, FIRE! Oops! It doesn’t work no more : ( Guess the deers are safe." I guessed it pretty fast. We have a broken gun (that doesn’t work any more) hanging over a door way. The clue was sticking out the end of the barrel of the gun.
Clue 5: "Breathe, Lacey, breathe!" "Uh, actually I’m pretty busy." "Why does this have to be so HARD?" "Hey! You…..need to find me!" The first three are quotes from FIREPROOF. So this clue was NO problem finding. ( It’s my favorite movie!) Clue five was tucked behind the DVD in the case.
Clue six said: "In a blue and yellow room, under something glass, below eye level, find me!" I knew that the blue and yellow room meant Susannah’s and my bedroom, so I went up there and looked, and found clue 7 waiting for me under a kerosene lamp. "Bailey’s Bait and Tackle" is what clue 7 said.
At Christmas time we have these houses that we put on top of or kitchen cupboards. One of them is a bait shop and it is called "Bailey’s Bait and Tackle". So that is where clue 8 was hidden.
Clue 8: " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1" I wasn’t really sure who’s Bible it was in but I guessed that my Bible was a good place to start. That’s where clue 9 was.
Clue 9: "I see a man” "where?" Someone in our family came up with this saying: "I see a man" "where?" "on the fan!" So I knew that clue 9 was on a fan, but I didn’t know which fan. I did find clue 10, it read: "There are pinky purple (or brown and round) bleeper people living in the (frozen tundra) moon– I hope you find him soon!"
We have this book about Kipper losing his teddy bear….and while he is looking for his teddy bear, he comes along the "pinky purple bleeper people living on the moon" as the book put it. Kipper asks if they know where his teddy bear is, they don’t but they tell him "we hope you find him soon!" That is where "pinky, purple, beeper people living on the moon" "hope you find him soon" came from .
I could not figure clue 10 out….someone suggested our attic, (it is freezing in the winter and quite hot in the summer.) But as I was pulling down the stair case to our attic, Bekah said that maybe it was in the freezer. She opened the freezer door and we both looked……and that is when I saw my prize!
It was a pint of Starbucks Java Chip, Frappuccino, ice cream! I was very happy….on the container was a piece of paper and it said: " I’m brown and round. Thank you for finding me!" A couple of times when we had gone shopping at Walmart, we both talked about how we both wanted to try it sometime. I am very glad she got it for me! It doesn’t have a fake coffee flavor, or as your eating it for a while you start tasting chemicals, or you start tasting the box! It doesn’t have any of that, it has a true coffee flavor and it is wonderful. Isaiah was wanting to try some so I gave him some, I didn’t hear what he said, but Jessica told me later that he made a face and said that it was gross.
After the treasure hunt I went back to my coat to get ready to go out and do my animals….and I found another note that said my goats were done. Even though I wanted to see the stars I was glad that they were done….even though earlier I wasn’t wanting anyone to do them. I went ahead and went outside to look at the stars for a little bit. And much to my great joy, it wasn’t very cloudy so I could see quite a few of them.
So thus concludes my treasure hunt. I hope you had fun reading about it…I sure had fun doing it. 😀
Have a great day and Merry Christmas!
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