November 24, 2009


Hi everyone!

Can you believe it? November is almost over and Thanksgiving is this week! Where has the time gone?

We are getting ready for a yummy family feast at my Mother in Law's home. We are having a potluck dinner and I am bringing the stuffing. I hope it turns out OK as I usually just make Stovetop for Hubby and I.

This year we are combining Christmas with our Thanksgiving. Mom in law is going to Jakarta, Indonesia for the month of December. Hubby's youngest sister is expecting her third child any day now and the grandma's will be there to welcome this little one into the family.

We are also changing the gift giving. As finances are tight for everyone we all decided to give $50.00 per family to a charity. Each family will put the name of their charity of choice into a hat and we will have a drawing to decide which charity gets all the money. We will have a bit of gift giving...we will play the white elephant game! I think this is a great change for our gift giving. Being charitable is always good for the soul. And having only one gift to open and the fun game of swapping and sharing will make this a family activity. Usually we are all off in our separate area ripping open gifts and not really sharing in the moment and the gift of giving. Family is the gift to be shared.

Here are some cute photos of mom in law's dogs performing their Christmas routine. Annie is dressed in a Santa suit and Archie is in a reindeer coat. Annie pushes Archie in the little sleigh. It's very cute. These photos were taken at the last agility trials we were at. They also have a summer version of this routine with Annie in a dress and Archie has a sailor hat. The sleigh is actually a doll buggy.


Have you seen the new item Punchy is making over at Pug Possessed? She is making puggy pajamas! I am definitely ordering a pair for Charlie and Ollie. I would get some for Honey but she is not a clothes wearing puppy dog. She will wear blanket style coats, but nothing with real sleeves. She bites!! So pugs will be measured and pj's will be ordered.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Count your blessings and give thanks for all of them. I have counted all of you and I am really thankful for the blessings we share.



  1. What adorable photos that you shared.
    Your Thanksgiving Christmas combination is a great idea. It is so wonderful that you have family to get together and share the love.
    We have been blessed in having you as our friends too.
    And I have something I would like to share with you- so please go my place and look- and help share the love.

  2. Those dogs are kind of shameless, huh. But cute nevertheless.

    Happy holidays to you.


  3. LOVE your header pic!!!! SO CUTE!

    Have a great Turkey Day and I'm sure your stuffing will be very nom nom nom-able!

    We ordered Punchy Pajamas too!!!! Can't wait to get them!


  4. hi puglette!

    oh i cannot waiti to see the pug pj's! your new header photo is wonderful!

    happy happy turkey day!

    we are so thankful to have wonderful friends like you!

    m & e

  5. Oh my goodness, the little sleigh photos are adorable! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  6. What an adorable header pic.
    Your celebration sounds wonderful.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Stella and Gunther

  8. Outstanding gift giving idea! We've done gifts to charity in the name of the recipient before but this is even better! I'm off to tell my sis! Thanks Puglette!!

  9. Oh, my gosh! I can't believe it's been so long since I've visited. I love the new header. HI OLLIE!!!

    Archie and Annie look so cute. But you know who my favorite is. I can't help it.

    I love your idea for Christmas gifts. We've scaled way back in our family, too. We get each other one gift and donate something to charity. At dinner we each get up and tell about the charity and why we chose it. So that's nice. But so are presents. I might suggest the white elephant game for next year.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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