Full-On Christmas Mode


We are in full-on Christmas mode over here. 

Christmas music basically playing 24/7. 
Gifts are being crafted.
Treats being made and eaten - cinnamon rolls and caramel popcorn last week. Today Peppermint Bark Ice Cream
Cards have being sent and received.
The girls made Christmas lists.
Gallons of hot chocolate + whipped cream have been consumed.
We visited Santa.
We have cut and taped snowflakes up around the house.
We have hung...well Easy hung our vintage part blinking, some opaque and some clear lights outside - I love them.
And early yesterday in the wee hours of the morning we had a little snow.

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I just wish it would snow more. I have never wished and wanted for snow so much in my entire life and I realize that my tune may change in March, but I have love love loved the snow we have seen so far in Colorado.

And just because I can't resist:

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We are mostly adjusted to having our new puppy in the family. He is sweet, but at times a little too puppyish for us, ie nipping, barking, licking, smelling, chewing, stinking, pulling, jumping, and whining. We have taught him to sit and shake and are working on laying down. The girls and I mostly adore him. Easy is very tolerant and I appreciate his efforts to bond.

Any dog advice? We will take it! Specifically how to get him to walk on the leash. He does so great in the yard and once we are away from the house, but if we are close to home he sits his butt down and will not move for anything! Stubborn.


Meg said...

What are you making with all the tulle? It looks fun, whatever it is!

We also have vintage glass christmas bulbs. This is the first year that NONE of them broke during the hanging process. Yay us!

Now, if they come down before april I will REALLY be cheering!

Hays said...

Meg- Ava asked for a bed canopy.

Becks said...



Grace Alexander said...

There is a book called On Talking Terms with Dogs. It's amazing and will give you a little insight to how your dog reacts and what the reactions mean. I have a three dogs and I have trained them all. We do clicker training and positive reinforcement and it works amazingly well. With leash walking...NEVER let him pull. If he pulls, stop immediately. When he gives in, ie, takes a step back to loosen the leash, click, give a treat and walk...over and over. Consistantcy is the key. As a puppy, 15 minutes a couple of times a day will do wonders. If he is motivated by food, feed him his breakfast and/or dinner while training. Hope that helps.

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