Saturday, December 31, 2011

After Christmas Accident

December 26, 2011. 

The offender, Daisy...why couldn't she hit me with this toy???

The weapon, an elk antler.

The victim, me.

While sitting on the couch next to Daisy, she was enjoying her Christmas present, whipped her head around whacked me in the face.  OUCH!  Glad she missed my eye!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day

December 25, 2011.  As per our normal routine we get up and open presents with our kids then we head to Scott's parent's house in PA for Christmas dinner.

This year the kids got Elk antlers.  They all enjoy them and we like them because they are pretty indestructible.  Unfortunately we can't get any soft toys because Daisy tears them up and eats them. 

Sawyer thinks this is a great present.

Brooke and Daisy enjoy the antlers too.

Sharon is looking for more treats but settles in with her antler.

Time out from chewing for a photo op.

Back to work.

The girls in front of the fireplace: Daisy, Sharon, Brooke.

The single guy, Sawyer.

Daisy trying to eat the tree while it's temporarily out of jail.

Off to the Ostranders for the chaos of Christmas.

Love our niece, Kendalyn's new hat!

Scott loves his mother's cookies.

Kendalyn with her new mustache sweatshirt.

And hanging with my in-law's Sheltie, Mindy.

I think Kayla liked her concert tickets.  She'll be going with me to see Kelly Clarkson in January.

That's a lot of trucks there Curtis.

And then we spent the rest of the day enjoying my mother-in-law's wonderful cooking and eating ourselves into food comas. 

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2011.  After many hours of preparation and little sleep I think I'm finally ready for Christmas.  Tonight we spend the evening at my Aunt Kathy's house with my fun (and crazy) cousins. 

My cousin Timmy, his wife Sandie and daughter Madison.  What's missing from this photo besides daughter Mackenzie who is home from college but with her boyfriend this's Scott.  He always manages to get in their photo somehow but he missed this time.

Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Jim.

Self portrait of Scott and I.  It's hard to take a picture of yourself.

Cousins Marcie and Michelle decide to try the self portrait with cousin Jennifer photo bombing (jumping in on someone else's picture).  We had a lot of photo bombing this evening.

Normal photo of the beautiful sisters.  Marcie is home for the month from Australia where she is currently on assignment with her family.

Marcie and husband, John.

Cousin Jennifer and boyfriend Lenny catching Marcie trying to photo bomb.

Cousin Michelle, her husband Chris and their son Willie.

The Webers: John, Marissa, Johnny and Marcie.

Marissa and Madison.  Two very beautiful girls!

Aunt Kathy and cousin Michelle photo bombed by Michelle's son, Noah.

Scott and I with Johnny and Marissa.

The annual picture with Edward.  He has quite the cool Santa hat.  And this year I kept my hands to myself.

Edward belongs to Jennifer, this was her gift from last Christmas.  Now it looks like they are holding hands.  When I tried to do that last year it looked like I was grabbing his crotch!

The Cousins: Michelle, Michelle, Timmy, Marcie, Jennifer

The Cousin's other half: Scott, Chris, Sandie, John, Lenny.  I didn't notice til today that Sandie and John are matching.

All together.

Now mixed up!

It was a fun evening and we had a lot of laughs!

Disney - we couldn't resist

December 18, 2011.  Our group was finished on Saturday but we were staying for the extra day of Eukanuba because our good friend Bobbie Wood was nominated for Breeder of the Year.  She already had the honor of representing the Non-Sporting group for her years of commitment to the Lhasa Apso breed.  That ceremony wasn't until late in the evening before best is show so we had the whole day free.

Sawyer looks like he wanted to sleep in.

We were so close to Disney it was hard to be in the area without actually going to a park. So we decided to spend the day at the Magic Kingdom.  Kevin and Pat were staying at Fort Wilderness in their RV and they were kind enough to let our dogs stay there while we spend a few hours in the park.

Fort Wilderness is always all decorated for Christmas.  It fascinates me that people bring all these decorations in their RV and deck out their camp sites.

This is one person's site!  Where do they store all this stuff??

They even have blow up decorations on the roof!

We took the boat over to Magic Kingdom from Fort Wilderness.  It was a little chilly but a beautiful day for a ride with our friends, Pat & Kevin.

It's nice to take the boat over.  You get to see the Wilderness Lodge.

The Contemporary and the new DVC Bay Lake Tower.
The Grand Floridian.

We only had a few hours so we just tried to hit a few of our favorite rides.

Pirates of the Carribean.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Haunted Mansion.

Mickey's PhilharMagic.

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.

Stitches Great Escape

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin.

They are in the process of building a whole new section behind Fantasy Land, which will double it's current size, and re-doing Toon Town.  The new castle will be Beauty and the Beast related.

It was starting to get dark so we had to leave to meet Pat & Kevin, grab a bite to eat and head back to Eukanuba to watch the breeder of the year cermony.

The lights were all on at the campground.

This one is a truck with a whole compartment that's decorated with a tree and fireplace inside.  I wish I had my good camera out for this one but this was taken with my phone.

They even decorate their golf carts. This one is Minnie, complete with waving hands.

It certainly gets you in the Christmas spirit! 

A quick bite to eat and off to Eukanuba.  Unfortunately the facility is so huge it takes us several minutes to walk from where we're parked to the ring so we caught the end of the breeder of the year ceremony.  Bobbie looked beautiful.  She wasn't selected but she's a winner in our book!

The next morning it was up early to start the drive home.  We originally intended to stop overnight but decided to push through.  We arrived home at 2am with only a few days to prepare for Christmas.