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Christmas Time: Visiting Santa

This past weekend we took Alex and  Victory to visit Santa, an annual tradition!  This year, however, went a little differently than last year — Alex was not keen on Santa this year.  (We even tried putting Alex on the floor by Santa, but that did not work either.)  Someday, she will get a good laugh from these photos, below, as you likely will as well!  Alex is very brave and fearless when it comes to everything, except for strangers and doctors, which I suppose are one in the same.  (The pediatrician says this is very normal for her age.)  So, this is how our pediatrician and dental visits go, shown below, and Alex does not give up easily at all!  Thankfully, Santa is extremely patient!

Victory, our beautiful fur girl, did very well, like always!  Victory also tolerated her sister well, too!  And, of course, Santa and his helpers remembered our beloved girls, as this is Victory’s sixth time visiting Santa and Alex’s second time visiting Santa!  You can see Victory’s previous trips to visit Santa here, hereherehere, and here.  This is the only Santa in our area that welcomes both of our girls!  Victory wore her Holiday velvet ruff and antlers; and Alex wore a burgundy corduroy dress to coordinate for their visit with Santa!  All proceeds from visiting Santa are donated to a local dog rescue, a very good cause near and dear to our hearts as Biscuit and Victory are rescues.  If you are interested, be sure to check with and visit your local pet stores to see if there is a Santa in your area that specializes in furry family members!

A few images from Victory’s and Alex’s second visit together with Santa are shown below along with images of Victory with Santa from the previous five years!  The time really does fly by too quickly!  We are so grateful for our fur girl, Victory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victory’s visits to see Santa, 2014-2019!

 

 

The girls’ visits to see Santa last year (left) and this year (right).  Great change occurred in a year!

 

Additionally, each year, I have a photo ornament made with Victory and Santa for our Christmas tree!  This year, I made another ornament of our Victory and Alex together visiting Santa, a memorable visit; and one of Victory visiting Santa!  I also had personalized ornaments for Alex and Victory made for our tree.  I will get Alex an ornament each year, a tradition we had growing up!

Below is our decorated little live Christmas tree from Maine that we order online each year; and, this year, Alex was not willing to sit by our tree long enough for me to take a decent photo, so we will try again, at some point!

 

 

 

We have so much to be grateful for this year!  We are looking forward to celebrating our second Christmas together with both of our girls!

We hope that you are enjoying the Holiday season!

Christmas Time: Visiting Santa

This past weekend we took Baby Alex and  Victory to visit Santa, an annual tradition!  The girls were both very good!  Of course, Santa and his helpers remembered our beloved little fur girl, as this is Victory’s fifth time visiting Santa!  Santa also welcomed Baby Alex with open arms, too, celebrating her very first visit to see Santa!  This is the only Santa in our area that welcomes both of our girls!  You can see Victory’s previous trips to visit Santa hereherehere, and here.  Victory wore her Holiday velvet ruff and Baby Alex wore a burgundy dress to coordinate for their visit with Santa!  All proceeds from visiting Santa are donated to a local dog rescue, a very good cause near and dear to our hearts as Biscuit and Victory are rescues.  If you are interested, be sure to check with and visit your local pet stores to see if there is a Santa in your area that specializes in furry family members!

A few images from Baby Alex’s and Victory’s first visit together with Santa are shown below along with images of Victory visiting Santa from the previous four years!  The time really does fly by too quickly!  We are so grateful for our fur girl, Victory!

Additionally, each year, I have a photo ornament made with Victory and Santa for our Christmas tree!  This year, I made an ornament of our Baby Alex and Victory together visiting Santa; and one of Victory visiting Santa!

Other images include our decorated little live Christmas tree from Maine that we order online each year, along with a few images of Baby Alex and Victory in their matching red outfits by our Christmas tree, including our personalized Christmas stockings!

We have so much to be grateful for this year!  We are looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas together with both of our girls!

We hope that you are enjoying the Holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victory: Visiting Santa

This past weekend we took Victory  to visit Santa, an annual tradition!  She was a very good girl!  Of course, Santa and his helpers remembered our little fur girl, as this is Victory’s fourth time visiting Santa!  (You can see Victory’s previous trips to visit Santa herehere, and here.)  Victory wore her new ivory cable sweater, that she got for her birthday, for her visit with Santa!  All proceeds from visiting Santa are donated to a local dog rescue, a very good cause near and dear to us as Biscuit and Victory are rescues.  If you are interested, be sure to check with and visit your local pet stores to see if there is a Santa in your area that specializes in furry family members!

A few images from Victory’s visit with Santa are shown below along with the previous three years’ visits with Santa!  The time really does fly by!  We are so grateful for our fur girl, Victory!

Additionally, each year, I have a photo ornament made with Victory and Santa for our Christmas tree!

We hope that you have a lovely week enjoying the Holiday spirit!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured immediately above: upper left, 2017 visit with Santa; upper right, 2016 visit with Santa; lower left 2015 visit with Santa; and lower right 2014 visit with Santa.

Victory: A Visit with Santa!

This past weekend we took Victory  to visit Santa again!  She was a very good girl!  Of course, Santa and his helpers remembered our little fur girl, as this is Victory’s third time visiting Santa!  (You can see Victory’s previous trips to see Santa here and here.)  Victory wore her new red cable sweater for her visit with Santa!  All proceeds from visiting Santa are donated to a local dog rescue, a good cause.  If you are interested, be sure to check with and visit your local pet stores to see if there is a Santa in your area that specializes in furry family members!

Additionally, each year, I have a photo ornament made with Victory and Santa!

We hope that you have a lovely week enjoying the Holiday spirit!

Happy Monday!

 

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Victory: Visits Santa Again!

Victory is ready for Christmas, and we are as ready as we can be for Christmas!  We had a busy weekend, which included taking Victory to visit Santa this past weekend!  Victory was such a good girl on Santa’s lap again!  Victory wore her new Christmas ruff, and she coincidentally ended up matching Santa this year!  Notably, Santa even remembered our fur girl this year from last year’s visit!

Shown below on the left is Victory when she visited Santa last year; and shown on the right is Victory when she visited Santa this year!  As you can see, Victory was a bit more comfortable with Santa this year as opposed to her being a little more skeptical last year, when she met Santa for the first time!  We are making progress!

Additionally, you can view Biscuit visiting Santa here!

Doug and I typically celebrate Christmas together in D.C., a little before Christmas.  This weekend, we are going to a Holiday party and we are going to D.C. for a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and we are going to see the National Tree, an annual tradition!  We took Victory with us last year to see the National Tree and we had a ball!  We got Victory’s grooming completed this week, and she is getting her monthly bath this weekend so that she is ready and looking her best for Christmas!

Happy Friday!

 

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Victory: Visits Santa!

Victory is ready for Christmas!  She got groomed and she got a bath and she looks great!  We had a busy weekend doing some fun Christmas activities with Victory!  We took Victory to visit Santa this weekend!  Victory was such a good girl on Santa’s lap!  Victory wore her new Christmas sweater from Quebec that she got while on vacation, and she even let me put on her tartan antlers while visiting Santa!  In addition to pink, we think Victory looks great in red as well!

Additionally, here is a link to Biscuit visiting Santa!

Happy Monday!

 

Waiting for Santa

Over Thanksgiving, I had fun photographing Victory and Nick, my parents’ furry family member, sporting their Christmas attire!  While we were out and about shopping, we found Nick the cutest long john material pjs, stating, “Waiting for Santa” on the bum!  Unfortunately, the company does not make one in a large enough size for Victory — otherwise, I would have purchased one for her!

Nick did a good job in front of the camera wearing his Christmas attire!  I know that he rather have been sitting on his Daddy’s lap!  Victory also indulged me while I photographed her wearing her tartan antlers, courtesy of Biscuit.  We took Biscuit to visit Santa last year; however, Victory is still getting acclimated to her environment,  and we decided that we might try and take her to see Santa next year when she is a bit more acclimated!

Victory is making wonderful progress!  We are spending lots of time with Victory; and it is nice to have a break from the usual routine!  It is so nice that Victory comes running and jumps into my lap — what a great gift!  We know that Biscuit sent us the ‘right little sheltie!’

Victory is all ready for Santa!  (I will be documenting Victory’s first Christmas!)

Hopefully these fun photographs below of our precious fur babies will get you in the Holiday spirit!

Happy Christmas Eve!

 

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Biscuit visits Santa!

We took Biscuit to the Harbor this week to visit Santa for the first time!  Fortunately, this Santa also takes requests from furry family members!  Biscuit was such a good boy and he loved walking to the Harbor – so many new smells!  (Biscuit’s endurance is improving as he is able to walk a bit further than when we first met Biscuit).  Biscuit pranced as he walked – he is always up for a new adventure.  Biscuit even let me put on his tartan antlers while visiting Santa!  He is such a good boy!

On a positive note, we found out this week from the vet that Biscuit does not have thyroid disease.  As a result, we will continue to do his senior blood work every three months to monitor all of his levels closely.

Happy Friday!

 

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Snapshot: Winter 2022

I know this blog post is a little late; however, I do my best to keep up with the editing our family images, which is not always so easy with everything going on! This winter felt a little long, at times, and we are so happy for the arrival of spring days that we have recently experienced, here and there! I think we are all ready to spend even more time outside in warmer temperatures!

This winter, we had a nice trip to Michigan for Christmas, and Alex had a great time visiting family! She also tried ice skating, while in Michigan, for the first time, but she was not a fan, and we may try again when she gets a little older. (This has been the first activity Alex has not liked, to date!) We spent as much time as we could outside this winter, and we enjoyed the snow and sledding! Alex and Victory had a nice Valentine’s Day together! And, right after Valentine’s Day, Alex moved into her new twin bed and we gave her bedroom a little facelift. Alex and Victory love story time together, in the evenings, in Alex’s new bed, with their Daddy! We also took a trip to the National Aquarium and the Maryland Zoo, with friends, which Alex loved, as she loves animals! Alex has been enjoying her time outside, on nice days, riding her scooter and playing with her new favorite rainbow ball! Alex loves rainbows! Alex also had her first manicure and pedicure in her favorite color, orange, at the spa! It was so fun! And, as of this winter, Alex is back in gymnastics class and she is also back on her horse. She is doing well in gymnastics; and she is doing really well and learning more how to use the reins to steer the horse, and she is riding on her own now! We are so proud of her progress!

A few images from this past winter is shown below!

(Look at the change! The second Christmas, Alex would not take a photo in front of our tree, so we have one with Santa that year!)

Here is Alex riding Storm!

Snapshot: Fall 2021

This post is a little late, as we are already fully into the new year. However, I have been fervently working to catch up on editing our family photos along with making family year books via Blurb to document and archive our family year, by year. However, somehow, I always seem to be catching up on my photo editing, a never ending process.

During this past fall, we picked apples; took a trip to the pumpkin patch; took Alex to horse riding lessons and she is currently riding on her own now, which has been so wonderful to watch her progress; celebrated our thirteenth year of marriage (along with celebrating seventeen years of being together); celebrated Victory’s tenth birthday; spent time with my parents who came to visit; celebrated Halloween with our two little peacocks; and Alex met Santa outside! (We do miss our regular Santa visits with the girls due to COVID.) Overall, we had a fun fall together! Below are a few images from this past fall!

Here is Alex riding Edge!