Category Archives: Holidays

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

I have to say I enjoyed this one. The holidays come with their emotional baggage, but are usually a good time. Well, onto the pics!

Tis The Season… for hot soup! Our loaded potato soup, specifically. We start with a potato soup base and add cheddar, bacon bits and grilled chicken chunks. So. Insanely. Good. Also featured? My FAVE iced tea.. Strawberry Half & Half. YUM!

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

Tis The Season… for boots! We purchased Mini her boots for winter and guess what? They are a WOMEN’S SIZE 8!!! Yup, we are in adult sizes now. Shoe shopping just got a bit more expensive!

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Tis The Season… for fancy neckware and Christmas-card-worthy pics! The boys are wearing some ties we found at Five Below and the girls are all sporting some scarves we found at AC Moore. Yes, we pretty much deserve a medal for being able to get the dogs to look at us. The secret is to hold a treat right in front of the camera for the dogs to stare at and tell your (wo)mancub to look at the camera and don’t blink! HAHA!

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Tis The Season… to paint ornaments! Mini was a bit bored one day so we dug these out of our craft closet, found some paint and VOILA!

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

Tis The Season… for cozy sweaters! Cheyenne just recently turned 11 and we bought her a sweater for her birthday. She has a lot less hair than the other Pugs, so she gets chilly in the winter time. This is our solution :)

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

 Ok, so there are my five. I have three bonus pics for this challenge.

Tis The Season… for jingle bells! This is Biggie, one of our foster cats. We put the collar on him as a joke. He loved it so much that when I tried to take it off him, he hissed and took a swipe at me until I put it back on. Ok then, kitty. Sorry this pic is a bit blurry. I couldn’t stop laughing as I was taking it!

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

Tis The Season… for cuddling with loved ones, resting up for holiday festivities!

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

Tis The Season… for sales on Build-A-Bear bears and it’s always the season for Star Trek anything! Meet our newest addition, Live Long and ProspBear!

December 2016 Photo Challenge: Tis The Season

I love doing these photo challenges. If you’d like to link up, check out the challenge HERE.

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

Christmas Pics 2014

It is VERY hard to get 4 dogs and a child to sit still! Even harder? Having them all look in the same direction at the same time!

I have over 100 Christmas pics in my phone to prove this. We did some pretty amazing cards with Shutterfly, but the time and effort it took beforehand was exhausting. If I am going to send out a card, it is going to be as perfect as I can get it.

What does that mean?

It means…

Mini is facing us and smiling (NOPE to 3 pics).

Mini is not slouching or pulling weirdly at her shirt (NOPE to 8 pics).

Our Pug Grumble and our Hound are also looking at us (NOPE to about 25 pics).

Previously mentioned Grumble and Hound are not hopping off the couch (NOPE to 5 pics).

All bows on the dogs are to be on them, not flying off to the side (NOPE to about 40 pics).

Getting the lighting right so there were no shadows on any faces (NOPE to 6 pics).

Did we have a ton of blooper photos? YUP!

Was it fun? Ehhhh… Ummm wellll.. okay yes. it was frustrating and fun at the same time.

Was it hard eventually weeding out the good photos? Nope. There weren’t many.

Got all that? Well then, here ya go… A few bloopers and few goodies. Enjoy! Oh and excuse the mess behind the couch.. All the stuff had to go somewhere! LOL

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From L to R: Jack, Jordan, Mini, Cheyenne, Eli-Princess

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20141211_181840After taking a TON of pics, the dogs look a bit naked without their bows, huh? Just something I noticed :)

Just curious.. After looking, do you have a fave? Truth be told, I LOVE the one where they’re all sleeping! They look like little angels :)