12/23/10

Merry Christmas to All!


Christmas is just two days away and I'm scurrying around trying to get last minute preparations finished up... I don't think of myself as a procrastinator, I just seem to be behind all the time. *wink*

The weather has turned colder here again and snow is in the forecast for Christmas Day. The wind is howling outside- my chimes have been singing loudly all morning. It has been several years since we got any snow on Christmas.... and I think we only had less than an inch at that. I remember my Mother telling me about the White Christmas of 1969, the year I was born; 7 inches fell on Christmas Eve and no one could get out the next morning. *Sigh* In some ways I wouldn't mind if that happened again this year....

I have to admit, there is one tradition the child in me enjoys this time of year- our church gives out "treat bags" for all those in attendance the Sunday before Christmas. This year we had a wonderful assortment: apples, oranges, bananas, tangerines, a couple of candy bars, nuts, crackers, Cheez-its and Hershey Kisses. One thing I don't understand is how the candy bars never make it back home.... *grin*
 Hubby and I combine our bags (whats left of them) into a big bowl once we get home so we can grab a snack every time we walk by.





I haven't been able to do much blogging this week because I got my Christmas present a little early...

Meet the newest member of our family, Lily.





Lily is 10 weeks old and we're working on the potty training, so being at the computer while she is in another room can be a risky business at the moment. But she is such a sweetheart that it's impossible to stay mad for too long over her "accidents"... .
Getting her beauty rest is a top priority; in fact, she's laying at my feet snoring while I type this. *tiny squeeal*






Did I mention she snores?






How do all those sounds come from that little nose?





Since this will probably be my last post until next week, I want to wish all my blog friends a very Merry Christmas and a prayer that we will take time to remember and share the Reason for the Season...



"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace."

32 comments:

  1. Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We're keeping our fingers crossed(and wearing pj's inside out)hoping for snow Christmas day too! Lily is a beautiful addition to your family!
    sooooooo cute!!!!!
    Sheri Jones

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  2. LOVE the new puppy!! She's adorable!

    And a very merry Christmas back to you!!! I'm sending snowy thoughts your way.... (goodness knows, we've certainly got enough to share!!)

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  3. oh, Paula..Lily is so cute...I just love bulldogs...we had one when I was growing up and he was my absolute favorite..such personality and sweetness...hope you and she have many years of enjoyment...what a cutie!
    wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas too..hugs from soggy Southern California

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  4. OH.MY.GOODNESS! Lily is the cutest little thing I've seen in a while! I want one! Snores and all! I'm kinda hoping we'll get snowed in, too...so hubby doesn't have to leave to go back to OH on Sunday. :(

    Merry Christmas!

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  5. MERRY CHRISTMAS dear Paula... LOVE your present.... I have kinda one snoring here beside me, too.. Only he is not a purebred...Just snores like one...lol...
    God bless...

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  6. Oh, Paula! I am in love again. Is Lily a bulldog or a boxer. It's hard to tell by her picture. We have a boxer, Lucy and we dearly love smashed face pooch. Tomorrow is her 2nd birthday. The snoring will grow on you. Potty training will surely be easier than our doxies. They were horrible! The boxer was a walk in the park compared to them. So excited for you!!!! We are expecting snow late Christmas day into the 26th. That's close enough to a white Christmas for us! Have a very Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

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  7. Come on, Paula; you have plenty of pets and I'm a new empty nester with only one. You'd better let me come and get Lily. I'm needing a little one to hold this Christmas :D
    Hugs, Deb

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family Paula!!! Lily is adorable, what a wonderful addition to your family:)

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  9. What a sweetheart Lily is! A cuddly puppy is a great Christmas gift! I wonder what she will think if it does snow??
    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and a happy new year.

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  10. What a adorable Christmas present.
    We have one that snores also.
    Potty Pads by the door is the greatest way to train them.
    Have a Merry Christmas to you.
    Hugs

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  11. I hope you get your white Christmas. What a cute little puppy. They are so sweet you can't even get annoyed when you have to get up in the middle of the night with them! Blessings to you and your family and all of God's creatures that you take such good care of!

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  12. Lily is beautiful! Wishing a very White Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  13. Merry Christmas! And I am in love with Lily..is she a boxer? She is really beautiful! I have no doubt that Christmas at your house will be wonderful :D

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  14. Lily is adorable!!!
    I hope we get snow. 2-5 in forcasted here but that could change. The wind is blowing here as well.
    We hand our treat bags too but I was the only one that brought one home this yr. for some reason.
    Ya'll have a blessed Christmas
    Patty H.

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  15. Hahahaaa....What a CUTIE! Enjoy Miss Lily and have a Joyous Christmas!!!
    hughugs

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  16. I am in love with that sweet little face. She is a sweetie. I know there are those who would say she snored because of her pushed in face but we have very long snouted dachshunds and they can really snore, too. I wonder what Smoky is thinking about this.
    I'm hoping for snow, as well. Love your story about your 'birth' day.
    Love ya Hon! Best wishes for the New Year. Many blessings every day!
    ★Linda★

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  17. Lily is too cute! You have a Merry Christmas too!

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  18. OH Lily is adorable!!! But being a huge dog lover myself, I think most puppies are just too cute and don't tell anyone, but I just love puppy breath!!
    Happy Holidays
    Karen

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  19. Oh My Goodness! What a Wonderful Christmas Present! Lily is so Lovely! I'd say you are both Lucky Girls! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You and Yours my dear friend.

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  20. Merry Christmas to you too Paula! What a sweet gift you received with Lily. I ended my post with the same verse :-) Love it!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  21. Lilly is to cute for words. I declare, I could just eat her up! Wow, I even sound like a hick typing.LOL
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  22. Such a cute puppy.
    WISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    BLESSINGS

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  23. oh, I love Lily! She's adorable and too cute; the snoring won't bother you if you go to sleep first -smile-. Merry Christmas to you and yours, home is expecting a lot of snow and I'm hoping for some in central VA as well.

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  24. What a precious looking pup she is. I just want to say Ahh and hug her.
    Merry Christmas to you and your hubby.

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  25. Bless her darlin' heart, Miss Lily is precious and what an awesome gift. I am sure you will get loads of kisses from that sweet face!

    Hope your Christmas is blessed with family, friends and God's blessings.

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  26. Hope your Christmas Day brought you every blessing and appreciation of the miracles which make up our lives. Your new puppy is a cutie! Thanks for all you share with us during a year - looking forward to the adventures of 2011 -

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  27. Oh, I just love your new sweet baby! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

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  28. That is just about the cutest little Christmas present I have ever seen! Congratulations!

    I hope your family had as wonderful a Christmas as we did!

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  29. Hey Paula, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I just love your newest addition to the family. She is adorable. What does your other dog think of her? I hope they become fast friends. Hope you have a great week. Lisa

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  30. You wouldn't believe all the ooing and ahhing going on here. Lily is PRECIOUS! Seriously, she's so cute, I don't nkow how you can get anything done but look at her and snuggle her. I'm such a sucker for a cute pup. Babies are cute and all, but show me a puppy, and I turn to jello.

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  31. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU !! THE NORTHEAST HAS ENOUGH SNOW TO BLANKET EVERYONES YARD ......LILY IS A BEAUTY AND I'LL BET SHE LOVES SNOOZING BY THE COAL STOVE ...... I ALSO WANT TO SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU ......HAVE A RESTFUL NIGHT!

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  32. What a great present! Lily is so pretty!

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