Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gnome-napper on the Loose!!

What is wrong with people??

We had 2 gnomes in our front yard and someone stole them! Are you kidding me? Why?

They were here last night when we got home around 10:30 and when my hubby came back home this morning he noticed they were gone. I am sooooo mad! And now, I'm also mad that I don't have a picture of them! ERRR!!

Listen here gnome-napper, I will hunt you down and hurt you. You've been warned!


The Gnome Story

Once upon a time there were 2 little gnomes. For years, they had the best life. These gnomes were loved by my husband's grandparents. They lived next door to my hubby growing up (the gnomes and the grandparents). Until a few years ago. When they moved (the grandparents). The gnomes were left behind. They were very sad. Every time we saw them in the yard, they just cried pathetically and begged to come be with their family. One day, one of the brave little gnomes made his escape. He climbed over the fence, right into my hubby's arms. He was so happy. The gnome. Well, my hubby, too.

But, the other gnome, he was not as brave. He just stood in the middle of the yard, crying and whining to my mama-in-law every time he saw her. "Please, please rescue me," he would yell, "I miss my family!" wahwahaaahahwah "No, gnome. You have to stay with your new family," my mama-in-law would say, "unless your brave enough to run away." For over 3 years, he just stood there and cried but could never muster up the courage to escape.

Then, finally his day came. He had been abandoned by his new family. Mama-in-law noticed this and rushed over to rescue the gnome. He was so happy. Mama-in-law told him that she was gonna take him some place special and that he would be reunited with his other gnome friend. She brought him to my hubby and he was so happy.

My hubby placed his beloved gnomes in the front yard to live happily ever after. Until last night. When some moron stole them.

124 comments:

The Mom said...

Ugh, I know how you must feel...we've dealt with theft recently and it's purely selfish and evil! Karma will get them! I'm so sorry!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

ummmm, I don't know anything for a fact, but that donkey pulling a cart and showing it's A$$ over near The Keeper of All Things' house looked mighty suspicious!

Were they two boy gnomes? Maybe they went to California to be legally married?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Hopefully the little guys will find their way home. I also had a Gnome napping and am constantly on the look out for my little guy.Love the story...

Keeper Of All Things said...

Hey are you talking about my a$$ loving nieghbor? LOL Really there was a big fight over there. And his cart was tipped over. LMAO

Anonymous said...

I didn't take your little guys!! But right now I wish I had so I could hold them hostage for a family picture. My mind is really running now!HMMMM, what can I take.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I'm sure my brother is completely distraught and sizing up everyone he knows thinking they napped the gnomes. Remember that Dad was in town the night they went missing. Tell him to take a drive and see if they're now in his yard.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Just came over from SITS...

Did you put a sign in the yard announcing their kidnapping...and demand they be returned??

-Bridget said...

Aw, that sucks!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

Oh, Waahhh. We just had our pumpkins stolen last night. The kids were horrified.

What is it with peeps these days?!

Anyhow, congrats on your SITS day! Hope it's fabulicious!

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

OMG! I wish I had the gnomes!

All this dialogue is hilarious!

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

Hopefully they will turn up soon. I loved the dialogue.

Esther said...

Maybe they've gone for a trip and you'll get postcards. It was very rude of them though to not even say goodbye and make you worry like that.

Tranquility said...

Oh, poor gnomes! We'll hope they get to do some fun traveling rather than the dark alternatives (being held hostage or kept in a stuffy closet).
Hopefully they will find their way back to their family!

Givinya De Elba said...

What is WRONG with some people? Gnome Napping.

It looks strangely wrong spelled like that doesn't it? Maybe "gnome" should drop the silent 'g' when immediately followed by 'napping' - Nomenapping. Yeh. Let's do that. You tell the dictionary people.

NeverADullMoment said...

Maybe they escaped again! Have you done something to them that might make them want to run away? LOL Too cute!

Momof3 said...

That just bites!

Brenda Jean said...

Grrrrrrr...may the rotten gnome napper have boils on their butt until they return them. What nasty people.

KC Mom said...

HA! Boils on their butts! That's quite the curse....the gnomes should be home any day now!

Astrid said...

I came here from SITS. Gnome napping! What will they think of next? :(

I also wonder if you'll be getting postcards from around the world.

Melanie said...

How bored can people be? To steal your gnaome off of your front yard. That is just insane.

Kimmie0270 said...

How cute is that story. I can't believe people have nothing better to do then steal gnomes.

jewelstreet said...

Who steals gnomes?! Seriously.

HeatherY said...

Great story. Who knew garden gnomes could have such an deep family history! Stinks that someone stole them! I hope they find their way home!

Michelle said...

I'd start my comment by what's wrong with people except that was your original question. And I don't have an answer. What a bummer!

Creative Junkie said...

Maybe they up and left to go see the world with the Roaming Gnome from Travelocity?

lmerie said...

I had two ferns stolen right out of the outside pots . ..I guess I never thought of people who liked plants and garden decor as the thieving sort.

May the gnome kidnappers feel very quilty and bring them back home!

Jennifer said...

Cute story and how dare them still you Gnomes!!! Have a Happy SITS day in the spotlight!!

Megryansmom said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Maybe they are 2 wild and crazy gnomes and they have gone to pick up gnome chicks?

Ginny said...

Oh that sucks, people are SO weird aren't they! My grandma had given me one just like hers. I loved it & I actually have kept it inside for this very reason. I am so afraid of it getting stolen, lol.

Happy SITS day!

Blicky Kitty said...

Congratulations on your SitS day! Maybe you should call Travelocity and see where they were on the night in question between 1 and 3 am.

April said...

So sorry to learn about your gnomes' demise!! Just remember...what goes around, comes around. The gnome robbers will get their due!

Congrats on being the SITS Featured Blogger!! Enjoy your day!! :)

Kelly Deneen said...

That is so sad! People really stink. I'm sorry you lost your gnomes.

Preston said...

Probably some kids in the neighbor who think they are being funny. Too bad you didn't catch them in the act...

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Wrong on so many levels....


Maybe they went cliff diving in Mexico?

tidymom said...

Oh NO! I hope they find their way home!!! What is wrong with people?!

Happy SITS day!

~Tidymom

Lorie said...

I am sad that you don't have a picture of them so you can make posters!! Lost (or Stolen) 2 Gnomes. Please return or ELSE!

Hopefully they will show back up in your yard soon!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Perhaps it is Amelie?

Karol said...

Alright, once you find the thieves, call me. I know people who can 'take care of' people like that. Oh, yeah, I've got connections!

*happy SITS day!

Cassandra said...

If they've done it once, they will escape and come back to you!

ScrappinAway said...

Maybe they saw the traveling gnome and decided to join him...have you received any pics of them on vacation? Happy SITS day!

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

Oh no! In my neck of the woods someone wouldn't bother to steal them, but they would take the trouble to put them in naughty positions so your child freaks out, "Mommy! What is that gnome doing to that other gnome?? Is it hurting it??"

I'm here from SITS, hope you have a great SITS day!

Margaret said...

Aww what a sweet story of how they found thier way to your yard. Hope it has a happy ending.

koopermom said...

Ugh. Gnome stealers. Next thing oyu know, you'll be getting pictures of them on vacation, or ransom notes! (That's what happened to us in college). Hope they eventually find their way home!

Braja said...

Hey it's a phenomena, it's going on all over. I'm sorry to hear about your gnomes, but as for asking "Why," please read this, it may help:

http://lostandfoundinindia.blogspot.com/2008/10/dont-ask-why.html

Cheers,
Braja

Rhea said...

I'll admit it. I did it. I had to have your cute little gnomes.

How much are they worth to you?

Smoochiefrog said...

Happy SITS day!

Bad gnomenappers!

Ronnica said...

Your blog is the same colors of the curtains I had in my bedroom just last year. I think they look better on a blog!

This post reminds me of Gilmore Girls, as one of the characters stills a gnome in an episode, and they all call the gnome by name.

Paige said...

Here is a sad admission by me--in high school, I was party to a concrete rabbit napping. It is still on my mom's back porch, which makes me suspect that she knows full well we stole it and 2o years later is still guilting me.

I am sorry about your gnomes. Maybe you should think they went to play on a farm where they could run and play?

Jaden Paige said...

Gnome-nappers suck. Hands down. Hope the gnomes make an escape again and re-appear in your yard!

TMC said...

Maybe they decided to make their escape to a new and distant land and had been making the arrangements for years. Who knows? Dumb people though for sure.

ElleBee said...

Happy SITS Day! Your Gnome-Gnappers will certainly get what's coming to them!

cat said...

Gosh, that sounds like South Africa! Here everything can and will get stolen. Maybe they are traveling around the world? Remember the Gnome in "Amelie"?

Elizabeth said...

That is sad! :( Last Christmas someone stole Mary from a nativity at our shopping center. That was sad too; they had a "Please bring Mary back" sign posted next to Joseph the whole rest of the season.

a simple seeker said...

I second the sign in the yard demanding their triumphant return. :)

Mandy said...

Geez! I can't believe that. Congrats on your FB day!

Laurel Plum said...

I hate that your gnomes went missing. I have had a couple of those chain letters hit my e-mail talking of college students that swiped gnomes then returned them years later with photo albums of their journey. So sadly, there is bound to be a rise in gnome napping. Maybe in a few years you will receive them back and a photo album to go with? Congrats on your SITS day!

Marrdy said...

I hope my oldest son wasn't in the area. He has a "thing" for Gnomes!

Carrie Thompson said...

Hey has anyone confessed yet? Have the gnomes been returned? replaced? ever heard from again??? I gotta know!

Legal Diva said...

Congratulations on being featured! I'm so sorry about your gnomes- hopefully they make a speedy escape and come home with tales to tell.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Oh no! The poor little gnomes must be so scared.

I hope you get them back.

Blessings Abound said...

Awful! I hate people who take things that don't belong to them!

Laura said...

That's just wrong to steal gnomes! We love our cute Garden gnomes!

Momma Trish said...

Oh, that's awful! People do stuff like that just to be horrid, I'm certain. I'm sorry the gnomes were stolen. :(

Columbia Lily said...

Aw that sucks!!!

Brooke said...

OH, I would be SO ticked!! I (knock on wood) have never had anything taken from my yard. Grr! to whoever did this.

Brandy said...

Oh gnome! (that was intentional-lol!) I cannot believe someone would do that.

Kimberlee said...

aww poor little gnomes!! hope they find their way back home safe and sound!!

Kimberlee said...

aww poor little gnomes!! hope they find their way back home safe and sound!!

Diamond said...

I really hope you get them back :-(.

Laura said...

Hope your gnomes find their way home!

lynn said...

Poor gnomes. I hope they make it home.

Happy SITS day!!

Noah's Mommy said...

I hate to laugh...it's not right...but maybe your Gnomes will be like the famous Gnome that went all around the world and then the napper would send pictures back of the Gnome in all these sniffy places...maybe your Gnome is off to be a world traveler....wouldn't that be interesting....

Head Nut said...

this story reminds me of the king of the kill epi where peggy got a gnome and it was "stolen"

Annikke said...

Over the summer some kids (I think it was kids anyway) took little yard lights from someone's yard and placed them in our yard. My husband walked the streets knocking on doors trying to find the owner because he said he would have been really ticked if something from our yard was stolen. We never did find the owners though. Sorry 'bout your poor gnomes.

Felicia Eis said...

Thats not very nice :( I hope that they come back.

april kennedy said...

We visited an older lady who was sick and lonely. After our third visit with our family, she told us to take one of her ceramic squirrels that she had EVERYWHERE in her yard.

Now I am very particular about "things" in my yard and thought I could leave without her noticing me NOT taking one, but NOPE...she yelled out her window...take a squirrel!

That squirrel has sat in our yard now, up on the fence rail for 5 years...I would die if someone stole that ugly a$# thing!

Heather said...

Bad enough to have stolen gnomes but then to know there was a story behind them!

dddiva said...

Aww sorry your brave gnomes got stolen. People are sick. Hope they break free and come home soon.

meg said...

You know that the Wee Folk don't take kindly to evil-doers, especially where their kin is concerned- they will be cursed & haunted by the Great Banshee (or else come down with a terrible case of leaf mold!)

Kat said...

Poor gnomes. You don't think that they might have seen something shiny and that they went to investigate? I know I can get distracted by shiny things...

Deconstructing Jen said...

That was a cute telling of the gnome story. I'm so sorry that someone stole them. I hope karma comes back around to get your gnome thieves. :(

ChezChani said...

That is a very sad story. People are horrible. My neighbour was stealing my water!

frankenpug said...

That is exactly why our new gnome friend hasn't made it out to the garden...I let him sit in the window sill though:)

I hope you find them!

Amy said...

Happy SITS day.

Gnome-nappers, what a shame :p

andrea said...

AAAWWWW...poor little guys. Some people are such jerks. Here's hoping that wherever they went they're being put in a place of honour!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That's just not right!!!!

Congrats on your day today!!!!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Those roaming gnomes....geez!
I know how you feel though - i left my uncarved pumpkin out and I was so afraid someone would take it! It was still there though....so far!

Michele said...

I thought gnome napping was illegal in this country??

Michelle said...

Who knew you would need a lo-jack on your Gnomes?

Pink & Green Mama said...

Was there a ransom gnote? Sorry...lame I know. So glad I found your blog from SITS. Not cool when other people take your stuff. Maybe your gnomes will need to reside in the back yard from now on.

Becky D said...

can't believe the gall of some people...hopefully the gnomes are brave enough to run away from their kidnappers!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well, that just sucks! Really, I don't understand people!! Congrats on the Saucy blog feature!

La Pixie said...

oooh, the poor gnomes. Im sure they miss you.

Clippergirl56 said...

Congrats on being features today. I am so sorry to hear about your Gnomes. Hopefully someone will rethink what they have done and they will suddenly reappear.

Hairline Fracture said...

That is horrible, especially since they are a family treasure.

Tabitha Blue said...

That is just crazy how people will take stuff like that!! I remember when I was a kid and we set up a Nativity scene outside for Christmas... one night, baby Jesus was stolen from the manger!!!! I was traumatized!! :)

angie said...

Isn't that a 'thing?' People steal gnomes and take pictures of them and send the pics to you? Hmph, kids.

nikkicrumpet said...

Is there in life form lower than a gnome napper??? I don't think so! Hopefully the ransom will be cheap and you'll get the little nuggets back!

Melodie said...

That's terrible! It's one thing to have someone steal from you, but it's even worse when it is something so special to you.

I hope your gnomes suffocate their abductors in their sleep and then find their way home to you and your hubby.

Mamasphere said...

How awful! Especially after the story you told. Maybe they ran off for a wee adventure and will soon be back.

EmmaP said...

i cant believe someone stole your gnomes!!!

SarahLCC said...

Did you check the Travelocity website?

WheresMyAngels said...

Seeing Gnome's always reminds me of The Full Monty! I always love the Gnome scene from that movie. I hope you got a ransom call!

Dee from Downunder said...

Hi, over via Sits. sorry about your gnomes. Like the story though.

Christie said...

Dirty Gnome-nappers! Those guys should know better than to mess with a happy Gnome.

Bebe said...

Hi!
I came over from SITS today. That's terrible about the poor gnomes ~ someone would have to be pretty low to gnome-nap! It reminds me of one of my favorite movies "Amelie" where the gnome goes on vacation. Maybe that's where they've gone and will return?? :) I hope so!
Hugs, Bebe :)

mylitlbratz said...

Have you offered a reward for their safe return? Poor little guys... I had two frogs kidnapped from my front yard last year never to be seen again. I hope you have better luck finding the jerks.

everyday mom said...
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everyday mom said...

You might get some postcards from them soon. I saw a craze in the UK where people take them travelling all over the world then return them with happy snaps.

Found your site on SITS.

littleeverydaythings said...

That's just wrong - those were "Family Gnomes," not your everyday run-of-the-mill gnomes!!! Did you report the kidnapping? Seriously, in my little local paper they list things stolen from people's yards. Someone stole my Evil Eye Halloween lights, waaah! Happy SITS Day :)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

...and not even a ransom note! Huh. Are you sure maybe the gnome didn't run away? :)

Vicki said...

They weren't stolen...they're out doing the Travelocity commercials making big bucks for you. They better come home with free tickets to Italy or something!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I knew a girl who stole gnomes and took polaroids of them all over the neighborhood before returning them to their owners along with the pictures in the mailbox.

Don't give up.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

You just gotta pray that they're in a better place.

:-)

Congrats on your SITS day, sistah!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Yeah! Down with the moron Gnome nappers!!! Punks!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, man, that's just WRONG.

Hope you're having a fabulous SITS day!!! Love your blog...

:^) Anna

DysFUNctional Mom said...

How pathetic is that! Good luck getting your gnomes back.
Congrats on the SITS feature!

Leiann said...

Silly gnome nappers! Sorry you lost your little family.

The Boss Lady said...

Is it bad that I'm just now getting around to yesterday's SITS Day? UGH. Sorry.

I know how you feel...we had a garden stake flag that I loved and somebody stole it. Somebody actually took the time to steal my stupid Valentine's Day flag, can you believe it?

Happy SITS Day!

elle @ pret-a-party said...

ugh, that's so obnoxious! people are mean!! happy sits day and great blog!

Z's Mom said...

Oh....I'm so sorry I missed your big day yesterday! I hope you had a great one....

And...I'm sorry about your gnome. Maybe they will get brave and find their way back to you again.

Jori-O said...

Dumb gnome stealer! I hope you DO catch whomever is behind such thievery!!

Lavender n Latt├ęs said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Sorry I'm a late! I don't understand what's wrong with people, either!

spleeness said...

Sorry about the gnomes, I hope whoever took them eventually feels bad about this and either returns them or has their gnomes stolen!