Day After Christmas

Whew!  I’m feeling a little bit worn out after the holiday.  How about you?  Thank you all for the Christmas wishes.  I truly appreciate each and every one.  ❤  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

It seems like this year a lot of my extended family members were only together via telephone, text, and iChat, so at my house all of the phones were heavily in use both days.

We opened our gifts on Christmas Day.  Sometime during the night Santa visited and filled our stockings with yummy treats.  As we were emptying our stockings our tiny chihuahua had to give everything a good sniff.  He is also a great help pulling wrapping paper off of packages.  He learned how to do this from our golden retrievers, I’m not kidding.  Both of our dogs got a Christmas treat of ham and green beans which they devoured in seconds.

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Our chihuahua surprised us by letting us know that he knew the command “down”.  When he was a puppy I was able to teach him:  sit, stay, come.  But, not the down command, he just wouldn’t lay down.  After all these years he showed us that he does know what it means, smart little guy.
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A few of my daughter’s American Girl dolls made it out this year (as decorations).  It was nice seeing them all dressed for Christmas.  Here is Lanie (2010 Girl of the Year), Bitty Baby, and Kanani (2011 Girl of the Year).  They are wearing various American Girl holiday ensembles.
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I  have to show you what I got for my Snow Village.  It’s Ginger’s House and oh, so perfect because our golden retriever’s name is Ginger!  Although if this were our Ginger she would have eaten the whole gingerbread man, not just his arm.  Ha ha.ginger's house 712

That’s all for now.  We need to straighten up today, exchange a few things, and rest a bit.

Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Day After Christmas

  1. Joy

    Your daughter’s dolls look charming. We gave our granddaughter 2 1/2, a Bitty for Christmas. She loves it. I saw that sweet little Ginger house. Retired? After seeing your village, decided to definitely put up ours next year. So, I bought a new little set which hasn’t arrived yet. A milk delivery truck. Definitely need milk delivery to the village. I haven’t looked for quite a few years to see the new pieces, but I would love to have the Flamingo Motel. Pretty funny. Hope your day after treats you well.

  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hi Joy,
    Oh, you’re going through the fun dolly years now. My daughter first got Angelina Ballerina from the AG store then the Bitty Baby a few years later. My husband found the last “Ginger’s House”, which was the display piece, at a huge greenhouse (of all places) in Wisconsin. I’m glad I inspired you to put up your Snow Village next year. 🙂 Oh, I think I need the milk delivery truck too, since my grandfather delivered milk. I’ll have to look that one up. The Flamingo Motel sounds cute too. I love the 1950s vibe of these pieces, so charming. We did have a good day. Even though it was gloomy and rainy it was cozy and warm inside. Thanks, Joy.


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