Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

Just popping in to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas or ____ fill in the blank with your smile making, makes you dance and sing holiday. The one that brings family together, even if it's only in your dreams. 

A lot of you know Christmas is a crazy time for me, a couple of years ago I sent this Christmas card out
We've merged with another charity and I've handed off the reins, it makes me sad that Ray's Kids no longer exists, but they have better funding and although I'm very much involved, I can breath and bake cookies. 

Did I say Cookies? Here's what's filling my kitchen right now

Yep, homemade dog biscuits for all of the terrible twin's friends and dozens of them go into these bags

My friend Darlene made these labels a while back and we donate them to the local shelters full of those delicious (that's what the twins say) pumpkin cookies. Those labels are one of my favorite things :)

We've also made a bunch of these
They hold empty water bottles and the dogs go crazy for them, when the bottle loses it's crackle they can be untied and refilled. 

Speaking of the twins
NAUGHTY, I think I'm being punished for being gone so much. It's been cold here and Maya gets in touch with her "inner wolf" when it's cold. (don't look up the temperature you'll just call me a wimp and make fun of me)  
NICE, so happy to see Mom he just wants to cuddle.

Did you see what Freda made, click the link and check it out. That sent me running up the road to Michael's, if mine turns out I'll show you, if not....we will never speak of this again. 

David and I gave ourselves an early Christmas present and went to spend some time with these people.

If you're a fan of Fleetwood Mac, you know that Christine has come back after a 16 year absence, we had to make the pilgrimage. Christine's "Songbird" was our wedding song and the concert ended with just her, a grand piano and "Songbird" :) Perfect!

One last thing, the morning after the concert I felt hungover even though all I drank was tea and water, which led to the revelation that in my youth, sitting on the beach watching the sun rise, it was the sun rise that caused the hangover not the bottle of tequila in my hand, huh. 

Wishing you the best of everything. 


  1. The twins look so cute adorned for the holidays! I love seeing them give you trouble too. It's sad to see the end to the era you worked so hard for.....time to pass the heavy part of the torch on to others. But it seems you found another need so dear to your heart....cookies indeed! So glad you were able to enjoy the FM concert and relive your glory days a little. I felt that way a bit when we got to see the last tour of The Righteous Brothers. I am feeling sad.

  2. What a wonderful post full of #MerryGoodness. Love it all, well most of it. Truly sorry about Ray's Kids no longer existing, but then I really think Ray is happy for the change.

    Love to see you bake more dog treats. But gosh darn, why didn't it click with me as I should have made some too! Maybe tomorrow.

    How special to see FM and have them close with "Songbird". Very special in deed.

    I hope you and your lovely family, including the twins, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.


  3. I love your doggy charity bags. Merry Christmas, and thanks for being my bloggy friend.

  4. How cool about the concert and "Songbird" :D Very cool doggy biscuit bags for fundraising.

  5. Wow - Fleetwood Mac! That certainly takes me back. Love the pics of Brady Bug and Maya! It's really wonderful all you do with your volunteer efforts Dana!

  6. Merry Christmas my friend!!! I love seeing the doggie treats again! geez I still need to make some! we have had our time fun (torturing) our sweet animals too :)
    wahooo! livin it up and going to a concert huh?!! yay you guys!
    hope all is well! hugs!

  7. Fleetwood Mac used to look MUCH younger (LOL).

  8. I hope I'm not being a best, but I'm trying to test to see if my settings are still as a no reply blogger. Would you be so kind to let me know?