Sunday, November 29, 2009

Catching up

For my post today I thought I would do a little bit of catching up on what's been happening around here.
First of all, Thanksgiving day. I don't know if I've mentioned it before or not, but we don't have a huge celebration. It's just me, Wade, and my kids for dinner. It's nice and quiet and relaxed. Mainly just lots of eating. Just because it's small doesn't mean we don't dress for the occasion though. This was a black tie affair.

You'll remember me saying that Friday after work Amanda was coming over to make me holly and jolly. She did a great job of decorating the house and Duke was an excellent supervisor.

Wade's contribution was to put the angel on the top of the tree.

I'm still curious as to why he was looking up her skirt with a flashlight.

Except for the gifts that have yet to be bought all that's left is the waiting.

Isn't it just the most wonderful time of the year.


  1. Oh Duke! Isn't Thanksgiving wonderful. Arf, arf, Maggie

  2. Oh Duke. You sure do look handsome all decked out for the occasion! What a great picture. They are all great. If I were you, I'd definitely wonder about the angel/flashlight thing. But I'm sure he has a reasonable explanation.

  3. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. My absolute favorite. We are done here except for gift wrapping. Finished the outdoor stuff today.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  4. Duke is adorable. We are in process of getting our tree decorated.

  5. Sharkbytes, yes it is, Thanksgiving is at least one of those holidays that hasn't been turned into a major retail event

    Sheri Duke did look handsome in his bow tie and he was feeling pretty proud of himself too. I didn't bother to ask about the flashlight just had a good laugh over it with my daughter

    Sandee I do love Christmas just not all the hassle. You are so lucky being done, I'm getting slower ever year with it. We did get the outside lights up today

    DK Miller yeah, he's cute and he knows it too :)

  6. ...'I'm still curious as to why he was looking up her skirt with a flashlight.' LOL!

    Awww... Duke is just adorable. Love the black tie!

    Have a great week ahead, Ann! :D

  7. Love Christmas time but not the decorating ......but when it's done, I so enjoy seeing the decorations

  8. Because looking up her skirt with a lit lighter might start a fire! Now, I know you love him, but you should try to give the man more credit.

  9. What a nice tree! I love the inspiring ending of this post: calmly, comfortably waiting for Christmas.

  10. I loved the photos with this...

  11. Duke is so Cute!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday! I appreciate your comment on Frosted. It is one of my favorites too.

    Have a wonderful week!

  12. Sounds like you ended up getting a lot done. I have our tree up too. When we bought it about 5 years now it already had the lights one it. Well for the past couple of years not all the lights have worked. This year I decided to remove the lights from the tree. What a chore that ended being. It took 2 days and very sore hands to do this. I now have very bright new LED lights on the tree. I sure hope they work next year.

  13. The tree looks beautiful. I wish my kids would decide to come over and make me holly and jolly. I would love help putting the tree up!

  14. Nice to get back in time to see all the jolly, holly decorations, great job. I don't think I'll do much except my small artificial tree. Duke looks mighty handsome in all his finery.

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pic of the adorable puppy in his bow tie ready for dinner!!

  16. I love that last post. So serene. Not at all how I'm feeling at the moment but one can dream. Did you ever figure out what he was trying to see up the Angel's skirt. Funny shot!

  17. We have a small, quiet T-giving too. As well as Christmas. Looking at your photos . . . I am ALMOST getting in the Christmas mood. COME ON, Christmas mood!

  18. My wife said the tree is going up this coming weekend.Totes or no totes.Plus we have a surprise coming in Wednesday.
    Your dog is gorgeous.Have a good week ahead.

  19. Nessa, maybe I should ask him

    Gayle, the decorating isn't so bad it's the packing it back up that I hate

    Vanilla I thought so too

    FishHawk LOL good point

    Fullet nice and fake but perfectly lit

    Grace Thanks

    Christine yep Duke's a cutie. Loved your blog now that I know where you are I'll be stopping by

    B Boys Mom sounds like a pain. Mine is pre lit so I hope my lights don't start going on me

    Buggys it's nice, I used to do it all by myself. Maybe I should have thought about being this grumpy years

    Jude I wouldn't do as much if it wasn't for my daughter. She makes me :)

    Ollie We had fun trying to get that shot too. Lots of laughs over that one

    Lenox Knits, yes, that's how I wish the whole season was calm and serene.

    JD come on you can do it. I didn't do it so you don't have to you

    Grampy have fun putting up your tree. Are we going to hear about the surprise on your blog? Is it a puppy?

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  21. Ha! There's something about a man in a bow-tie ;)

  22. Woof! Duke you did a pawsome job supervising. LOVE your collage photo. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  23. Duke is a sweetheart!! - quite dashing in that bowtie ;)


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