Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanksgiving was a quiet day at home with just our family of 5.  We watched movies and filled our gullets with turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravey, green beans, cranberry sauce and pie.  We also made sure to call family members and chat about our day.  We have been invited to Pat and Patty's next year.  Not sure how Smoke would feel about being converged on with three boston terriers and 5 more people! LOL  So we will wait and see what happens. 

Christmas was VERY nice this year.  Pat, Patty and Tyler brought mom down on their "Santa Run"  to drop off gifts.  We sat around the table and ate Chili and Pat picked on Kaci and Patty and we were all laughing and realizing the all 5 dogs were behaving themselves and not really begging, just watching for something to fall.  We opened gifts and I really think we all really enjoyed our time together here in our zoo.

Today, December 26, Doodlebug is 1 year old!  Happy Birthday to Doodlebug...  It is also the one year anniversary of our dad's passing.  I am not sure how the memorial service went or if it did.  We were the lost family members not even mentioned in his obituary, so, there we have it.

On to happier things!  Kole received most everything on his list including the night vision goggles from Uncle Dana.  Those things really work!  We were testing them out last night.   Kali received all the stuff on her list which was mainly gift cards and lip balm...  Kaci received her mp3 player and many other things that she wished for.  Me, I got the four things on my list!  A hooded scarf, Just Dance for Wii, a housecoat and new slippers!  Boyd received an aquarium, neck massager, and bird feeder.  We have so much to be thankful for.  We are blessed to be able to continue having such wonderful Christmas get togethers and the sharing of gifts.  Here I go getting sappy.    Of course this year, I just wasn't as prepared as in years past.  Didn't wrap gifts until the 23rd and 24th of December.  No real plans for a big Christmas dinner.  Missed Christmas Eve services due to the weather  but all in all it was good.

Enjoy the pictures!

tree decorators

Christmas snow!


watching Tinkerbell

yeah presents

Doodlebug and Reiko

Christmas Eve

Tasha at home

family over more presents

Mia saying Hi to grandma

Cool presents!