Sweet Sleepy Grayson

This is my sweet kitty last CHRISTmas time. He loved to snuggle and sleep on the CHRISTmas blanket by the tree.
We have had a hard time finding a tree this year. Our normal tree place doesn’t open till the 1st and our tradition has always been to get our tree the day after thanksgiving (any one else do this?). But this year hubby was working so we couldn’t go out. Then we we visited some other places they were either closed or didn’t really have trees to choose from. I know the Christmas tree industry has been taking a hit, but it has been obvious this year. Hopefully we can find a tree soon :/

Wrangling…

Since we got our Christmas tree I have been trying to get all the boys in front of it at one time to get a picture. Usually the two boys will be laying in front of it…

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Or the cat… but not usually all three. But if they are all in the vicinity, by the time I get my camera, one of them is moving…

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But today I must have been on my game and it may have helped I was giving them their treats for the day and they all sat still just long enough for this picture…

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But as soon as Grayson got his treat he was gone off to play. Its tough wrangling a cat (you know what I mean if you have one). Once they had their treats I made a treat for hubby and I…. some yummy gluten free cinnamon rolls.

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They turned out pretty good for me doing them this way, I know they aren’t that beautiful but they taste a lot better then they look. It didn’t involve any yeast as I didn’t have the time to let them rise, etc. They will make a different yummy breakfast or mid day snack like today.  Hope you will treat yourself to something special this week that will make you smile.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!

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I can not believe it is already 2017…. 2016 went by so very quickly. So much happened I can’t even remember it all. Our boys seemed to have a good year (at least that is what they told us 😉 )

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For Christmas the two pups got new bowties and Grayson already had his from before Christmas. So for new years they wanted to show off and wish you all a blessed, safe, and unified 2017.

From our family to yours:

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Merry CHRISTmas Eve!

Our family hopes you are with family or friends celebrating this Christmas eve…

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Its a very warm Christmas eve where we are and no hopes of snow only rain… but we still are enjoying celebrating our Lord and Saviors birth.

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I hope you all had a blessed and happy Christmas. Did you celebrate in any special way?

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We had a quiet and relaxing day. Ate some good food, opened some gifts, and celebrated our Saviors birth. When the day started out the dogs were up and ready…

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But by the end of the day they were sacked out…

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But Santa brought them some good treats they nibbled on before their nap 😉

10 Reasons I wish Christmas was a week and not a day…

10. Many business are closed and people are home. (more businesses should be closed)

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9. People are nicer.

8. You can be in your P.J. as much as you want.

7. Small town Christmas parades.

6. The decorations… I just love the decoration and oh the lights… I could look at the lights forever 😉

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5. My pups love the snow (when we get it).

4. All the Christmas treats. While I can’t eat most of them I love to bake and make them for others.

3. The good food you don’t eat other times of year.

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2. Families make time to spend together.

1. To celebrate our Savior’s birth… we should celebrate it every day.

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Merry Christmas Eve 🙂

Tree Time

Today after a little black Friday shopping and some lunch… we got our TREE 🙂

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Hubby and I have gone to the same cut your own tree farm since our first Christmas together. In the last few years my mom and step father have gone with us and a couple times my dad went with us. This year my mom, stepdad, hubby and I made our way to the farm and out into the field to find the perfect tree. Surprisingly this year one of the first few trees we found ended up being the one…

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I did all the cutting this year as the tree was higher and the trunk smaller.

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After we got it cut we pulled it in the cart back to pay…

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The tree place ties it up for you so it’s easier to get it home. Our tree ended up being 7 foot this year.

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Once we got home we put the tree in it’s stand and gave it some water.

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Tomorrow morning we will decorate the tree over breakfast. Hope you had a happy Friday.

Oh Christmas Tree… O Christmas Tree…

How lovely are your branches. Without fail every year since hubby and I got married (and when I was a child) we have gone to get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year was the same and the last few years my mom and step-dad have gone with us… which was great. We got to the tree farm about an hour before dark because we had been preparing the house for the tree and doing a little shopping earlier in the day.

The start of the tree farm...

The start of the tree farm…

We looked and looked and again found another “perfect” Christmas tree… we cut it down and my step-father volunteered to pull it back for us…Bob tree
Mom and hubby helped to make sure it didn’t fall off the cart we were using…Tree 3 pull
We always go to a local farm to cut down our tree. We like to support our local business. It has little bridges, cut outs, etc all over that make it a great time…Tree cutout
By the time we were half way back the sun was going down…Tree farm sun setting
I had not seen the sunset from this property before and it was a beauty…Tree farm sunsetTree farm sunset 2
It was a great way to end a hunt for the “perfect” tree 🙂