Weekend


Well, another Christmas has come and gone.  I tried to teach the dogs how to open presents.  It resulted in me performing most of the tearing.  I really thought they'd enjoy it.  Emerson was too busy looking for food and Oliver couldn't figure out why the green paper was squeaking.  Next year I'll hide treats inside as well.  I think that will be the ticket.


Christmas started off rough for Jackson.  He spent the first part of his morning in a couple of time outs, but things seemed to get better from there.  Jackson and Cait received gifts from Santa too.  Cait could care less about the toys, but Jack carries them around like they're fresh kill.  The new boxes are what Cait's excited about.


We had barely a dusting of snow.  It sounds so strange to complain about the lack of snow since we were absolutely bombarded with it almost weekly last year, but it just didn't feel the same looking out on green grass.

The chickens received a Christmas Eve morning feast of warm rice and yogurt and a Christmas morning breakfast of oven baked oatmeal.  Needless to say, my carb addicted girls were lovin' it.  (That's Lucy Lou in the first photo dressed in her Holiday attire)

I was going to take the trees down today, but didn't take the time to do so.  They'll get packed up next weekend and the house will return to normal.

Tonight my house is full of cinnamon smell.  I have Cinnamon Swirl Bread baking {recipe on my cooking blog here} and just put homemade butter in the refrigerator {directions to make butter here}.  I'm off to make myself a peppermint mocha latte and sit and relax.


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the pups curled up in front of the stove are too precious!

Meg said...

Aww, everyone looks adorable. Especially Lucy! Very festive. I would take a dusting of snow over the 75 degrees we got yesterday! So glad you had a nice Christmas. :)

Danni said...

Oooooh....I just *luuuuhhhhve* Lucy Lou's festive neck garland!!! Did you make it yourself? What a clever idea..and certainly much easier to get on a chicken than a silly elf-hat. lol :-)
Everybody looks very cozy and loved at your house...

tami said...

Looks wonderful. Love that Lucy Lu got dolled up for X-mas.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

The last photo says it all! lol

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Looks like Christmas was exhausting for your little doggies as well. So sweet!

Ellen said...

Great post! Ahh! Life in front of the fire, how perfect can it get!

Diane said...

The dogs look very peaceful. What a great bed for them.
Blessings
diane

jillian said...

what a cute neck garland! I tried to get newton to open presents this year, but he was not interested in tearing paper, which is quite amusing. happy new year!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks everyone! Yes, Lucy Lou was quite a show stopper. Danni - it's a cat Christmas collar from the pet store. It worked perfect.
Happy New Year!!

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Just found your blog via Mountain Mama. Absolutely love how cozy it is! I also LOVE upstate New York but live in North Dakota!