Merry Christmas!

We hope all of our reader are having a very Merry Christmas. We are having a calm and relaxing day at home.

We started the morning by opening our presents. The pups received a variety of treats from Santa. The pups got me this gift basket. I told David a while back that I’ve always wanted to get a random gift basket, so apparently Steve, Kat, and Gus went to Costco and got me the biggest one.


Then it was time to open our stockings. Stockings are one of my favorite things about Christmas. My mom always put lots of good stuff in our stockings. My stocking was knitted and extra long, so there was lots of room for things in it. My current stocking is not so big, but David does a really good job making sure it’s filled with great stuff.

Here’s Steve opening his stocking.

Next it was time for Kat to open her stocking. 

You might be noticing a trend in the stockings. Kat doesn’t like bully sticks though, so she got a turkey and pumpkin chew that we found at the pet bakery. 

Finally it was Gus’s turn. Gus waited very patiently while the others opened their stockings.  (You can also see the pups’ treat haul in the recliner.)

While the pups enjoyed their snacks, David and I opened our stockings. No video, but David got some beef jerky, nuts, gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, chap stick, Q-tips, a Big A$$ bar of soap (literally, that’s what it’s called), a wireless charger for his phone, and some Reese’s PB cups.


My stocking had Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, hot chocolate, PB cups, mouthwash, Q-tips, nail file, coloring book, coloring markers, some office supplies, socks, and probably some other things I’m forgetting.


We had a yummy lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, hash brown casserole (because David couldn’t decide which potato dish he wanted), green beans, and cheesecake bars for dessert. No family member was left out.


Since lunch, we’ve been napping. Gotta sleep off all that turkey! 

Paying the Toll

What’s in the box??