Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday are for laying around...

 We normally spend the holidays traveling between both families, but this year Jason's family is moving to a smaller house..so we only visited my parents this year.  This is the first year that I haven't had to travel on Christmas day..ever.  So we took advantage!
Before Christmas Day..we did a lot of laying around...
Dana shows off her new toy..
Cali gets a little too comfortable
 Dante wants everyone to know..this present should be his...
 Shiloh just watches from afar..

 I take the time to take a photo with Shiloh..she is my heart dog and doesn't always get the attention she deserves due to those skinny dogs.. ;-)
 I gave Truflz his new toy early...I think he likes it...Ewok
 My mom learns what it is like to live with Cali....Dante, Truflz and Cali share the one cushion
 Then we went to my sister's house for an extended family party.  My sister has angora goats..which basically look like goats with perms.  They were kind of crazy looking..
And my nephew Boone has definitely grown this year!  He was busy taking it all in!
On Christmas Eve, we had some family.  We try to take family photos every year. 
The whole Stumpf pack

Henry and Cali enjoy a little time in the mini horse paddock
Inside..we make Henry be the Santa..he says 'Ho, Ho, Ho' in a old man voice..
 Lady..will you please take this stupid hat off my head???
 Thank you..
 On Christmas Day, my sister couldn't get there until dinner..so we had the day to 'stare at Christmas' and drink mulled wine!
Jason and my dad put a lot of Boone's gifts together..some required power tools!!
But once they arrived, the paper started to fly.  Boone got a cardboard 'space ship' that Henry decided he would 'guard' for Boone.
I think Boone liked the wooden firehouse Jason and I got him this year...
AND Jason seems to enjoy the 17 year Balvenie my mom got him this year....
Cali isn't happy that this day seems to be about everything EXCEPT her.
After the mayhem, we relaxed a bit with a glass of wine.  How many people/dogs can you fit on one couch.
Fear not..the day became about Cali quickly..

We had a great time but I am glad to have my fenced yard back..that makes a big difference with 3 leashed beasts.  now to New Year's Eve! 


gyeong said...

Henry looks great as Santa. He sure luvs his grammy. Jason looks quite happy with his Balvenie. Looking forward to trying it.

houndstooth said...

I love Henry as Santa! What a sweet boy! It looks like you all had a lovely holiday together! We finally got to enjoy some time at home together this year, too, and it was wonderful. I'm voting for more of that in our lives!

Angela said...

Glad you got to enjoy a relaxing holiday! LOVE the picture of Henry!

Two Greyhound Town said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. The pictures were all so nice.

Michelle said...

Love the pic of Henry in his Santa hat....too cute. Glad you had a nice Christmas!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Happy New Year:) Looks like you all had a fun Christmas and I love how all the dogs were a part of it, Henry even getting to be Santa, how good is that:)

All the best for 2012!