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Decking the Halls

Well, things didn't go quite as planned... but they seldom do around here.

Instead of heading to a tree farm to cut down our tree, we decided to put our old artificial one up instead.  Mom was scared we dogs would be led into temptation to mark our territory should a real tree exist inside of our home.

After lunch yesterday we headed out to decorate the outside of the house.  I was in charge of supervising, but quickly became distracted by the piles of leaves.  So I left the heavy work to Dad and Jaden, while Connor and I played, played, played.

Do you remember that one of our traditions is decorating in our pj's?  Well, I don't have any of those, so I just participated in the furs God gave me.  Everyone else looked pretty silly!!

Jaden, Connor, Isaac, and Dacey

My peeples took several play breaks during the work...  Dad helped Connor ride his bike with one training wheel off and then had leave wars with Dacey and Jaden.  They make being peeples look so fun!!

Somehow they still managed to get the work done.

Of course, my ornament looked best:
It even has my name on the bottom of it!!

Thanksgiving 2011 was a fun day.  We have so much we are thankful for - but mostly we are thankful just to be blessed to have each other in our lives.

The Love Shack

Ohno meeting the new guy.



  1. Well done, Humans! The house looks lovely!!!!

  2. WE just LOVE your family traditions. You must all have such great times together adn that is so so important.

    Those are the best funnest pictures ever.

    Bert and My Vickie

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Looks like y'all had a really fun time! The decorations look great.

    Hey Boondocks, I would have made the choice you and not work!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Wow, those decorations went up fast! We just threw out our pumpkins this morning. Oh well. I wonder how the new guy will fair with Ohno! He seems a little stiff! Har ha ha aha...

  5. Decorating in your pajamas sounds like so much fun and the house looks great.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. This post has certainly put me in the Christmas spirit. I love the family fun and togetherness.

  7. That looks like sooo much fun. Makes me wonder why my MOM dosn't like to do it. I need to have a talk with her.

  8. Even though it didn't go as planned, it still sounds like a wonderful day! The decorations look great!

  9. Awww, what beautiful decorations! Your house looks lovely and Christmasy.

    You've beautiful peeps at home!

  10. How fun! You guys look like you are having a great time! We put a desktop tree up - we don't quite trust Monty!


  11. Hi there, Love all your decorations and especially seeing your family decorating in their p.j.'s-don't think we could do it here though. We have lots of dog ornaments on the tree and we also have a artifical tree,which we love. Have a funtastic weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen & Reggie-dog

  12. How wonderful to see a family having fun together! We loved your post.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. Looks like fun and I like the jammies part!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  14. the love shack looks great! we have a santa stop here sign too! our tree is up and decorated...all thirteen feet! my people put my favorite squeaky toy up there for awhile just so i would bark and bark for it to come back out of the tree!

    Mom likes your jammy decorating idea. comfy!

  15. That looks like TONS of fun! I like that "playing in the leaves" idea!
    The Love Shack is looking great, my friend!
    Play bows,

  16. looks like EVERYONE had fun!

    Stop on by for a visit

  17. that looks like so much fun! it's just me and my husband at home (well, and desmond), so it can be a little hard to get really into the spirit without any kiddies around to lead the way.

    by the way, i love your porch. so cute!


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