Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

A ‘lil bit o’ Christmas

We FINALLY got our Christmas tree up last night. We’ve got enough decorations to cover about three trees the size of our one, so this year I decided to only use all the ‘special’ decorations on it. Each year for I don’t know how long my Mum (Mom) has given us a decoration – usually one that she has handmade, sometimes a unique one she has found in a shop (store). Plus there are some that my sister and I have made through the years, or others that have special memories – like the strange little purple bauble that we swapped out of a cache our first Christmas of geocaching.  So here it is:

All lit up

And here are a few other Christmas photos from around the house.

Little Bear

Christmas cards

Gift from parents (& this year's decoration!)

Nativity scene made by my sister


We also have reindeer here…..

Mum, this is SOooooo embarassing


I'm glad she put the antlers on you & not me!




My Snow Contribution.

With all these pictures of heelers playing in the snow, I’d almost like to be having a white Christmas!! LOL

So here is my one and only contribution to ‘Dogs in the Snow.’  

Seven weeks old " No way humans, we're not gonna wee in this cold stuff."

This is an old (unfinished) scrapbook page. The pictures are from the trip we had to get Ruger & Neve from a breeder near my old home town, about 6 hours away from where we live.  This was definitely Spring snow, as it was the last couple of days of September. (Remember our seasons are ‘backwards’ to what most of you experience!)  The pups didn’t really like the snow, we kept having to find/clear little patches of grass, as they wouldn’t do their stuff on the snow – and a six hour trip with two puppies with full bladders – well, you can imagine!!!  SO, we made sure we found grass!

I’d love to see how they would behave in snow now. But it’s snowed here twice in PB’s lifetime and that’s, well, a good few years!!!!  Maybe we’ll have to make a special trip to the mountains.