Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Past is Past!

Can you believe how quickly this Christmas flew by? We have already put away all of our Christmas decorations except the snowmen. They hang around here until about March then off they go into their boxes in the garage until next year. We had a great time with all the kids and their "girls" here. Our oldest brought the "grandpuppies" with him. That always stirs things up nicely. They are both Miniature Pinchers and are full of energy. We just love having all of them here from Florida.

Of course, my Christmas was all about quilting. I got a new chair for sewing and a new 36" X 48" cutting mat. I'm in the process of reorganizing the room so when that is done I'll have pictures of both. I'll also post pictures of all the sewing I've done over the past weeks that got wrapped up for gifts but first...I have to show you the cutest gift received by anyone this year.

Meet Rudy(shortened from Rudolph(yes, the reindeer - he was after all a Christmas gift.) He is our daughter's. He is a full blood border collie. Isn't he just adorable. He's one big ball of fluff. Oh, and sharp little teeth too! He is 9 weeks old and was adopted from a rescue place in Indiana.
I think he will be keeping all of us on our toes for months to come. Our daughter plans to become a dog trainer as her line of work once she graduates from high school. In order to attend the school of her choice, the National K-9 Learning Center in Columbus, OH, she is required to bring a dog to train - hence Rudy has been added to our family. I think she has her work cut out for her!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as ours!!


Lurline's Place said...

Rudy is just beautiful - not easy to train, so dedication will be the key word! Have lots of fun with him, they are great dogs!
Hugs - Lurline!

Thimbleanna said...

What a great present! Rudy is adorable. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Terry said...

Awe...Rudy is so cute! Good luck to your daughter! And have a Happy New Year! :0)

deedee said...

Adorable! I have a four month old puppy. We could not put up a Christmas tree or any decorations this year because of her. She is two handfuls to train. Good Luck!