Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet Connie, Our Newest Addition to Our Family

Going back a few days, I'll show you how our trip started out and ended.

Rain + traffic + a car full of kids + loads of fun fun fun!

We arrived at Grandma and Grandpa's house safe and sound.

The kids enjoyed playing with all the different toys.

Breakfast was a treat-- the kids ate straight bowls of sweet cereal instead of mixing it with Cheerios, corn flakes, or rice krispies. Only at Grandma and Grandpa's!

Jonny helped Grandpa with his morning suduko.
Sveta made sure Rachel got to the table for her mini-birthday party since Grandma and Grandpa will miss it.
How cute-- a birthday cookie!
Rachel loves her new vans she got for her 15th birthday!
Saturday morning we opened presents.

While everyone was getting situated I did Anastasia's hair.

We took turns opening gifts one at a time. I was surprised when Grandma and Grandpa started opening a gift from Jonny. I hadn't taken him shopping.
How cute! Jonny asked if he could open and eat these candies that he got for his birthday. I said sure. Who knew he would save one for Grandpa! It was the sweetest thing ever!
Alex loves his Iron Man robot!
I can't wait to try my new digital meat thermometer!

Anna was so excited to get this doll. Anastasia thought it was pretty cool too!

William and Andrew got new roller skates. Even the rain could not stop them.
Paul and Jonny got new remote control cars so they could race!

Told you he loves playing with his new robot!
Christmas dinner was prepared by many hands.

The prime rib turned out beautiful!

Christmas dinner was wonderful. Matt and Jen, and my Mom joined us.

This was Adam's serving of dessert! A growing boy has got to eat!

Andrew built a log cabin.
Anastasia got to know her Grandpa-- don't you just love this picture?

Andrew and Paul-- just like twins!
Julia was excited to use her yarn ball winder.

"G" is settling in nicely. She and Annalyn have really hit it off. They have so much in common it is uncanny.

And finally--- I would like you to meet Connie.

She seems to be sick, but we doing our best to nurse her back to health.

Isn't she adorable? And look at Sveta our mother hen-- she adores this puppy so much!


  1. A dachshund puppy! I am such a doxie person and Liesel is my 3rd one. My first two were the red brown.

    I hope you will let her live inside the house. They are very loving dogs and want to be with their human family all the time.

    How come she is not healthy?

  2. Wow! SO many photos! Looks like your family had a great early Christmas!

    I love Rachel's birthday cookie, that is pretty cute!

    Not as cute as Connie though. Wow. I want one now! :P

  3. It's uncanny how much Jonny and Paul look like blood brothers!! How wonderful to have such a fun-filled family Christmas celebration!

  4. What a great family time! Praying for G. Connie is as cute as can be.

  5. What special memories for A & P's first Christmas home.

  6. Looks like a lot of family fun. Love the new puppy. Who is "G"?? I must have missed a post!

  7. Just read your last post about "G". Hope all goes well for both you and her family while she is with you. Will be thinking of her and saying a prayer for all.

  8. I love looking at your family pictures. It looks like you all have such fun together. What a cute little puppy!

  9. I think it is great that the grandparents have room for the whole family!

  10. Somehow I just knew Connie was going to be a dog!

    Marry Christmas!!!

  11. This post put smile on my face :)))))))

  12. We had a puppy that had problems like that too. The vet felt it was "nerves and environment change." She became so weak she could not stand. The vet was able to give us a can of "high protein" type food and we fed it to her with a syringe every two hours. Within four hours she was up and running and within two days was a normal puppy. You might want to check with a vet or with a farm store. I was told they had the same thing. It is very highly concentrated with all the good things needed. Hope she feels better soon.


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