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Friday, January 1, 2010

My Christmas part 1

Our family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve every year. Everyone (except me) went over to David and Shannon's again. As you know I wasn't feeling too good and there is a beast dog at their house so I stayed home.  This is gonna be a long post because Momma took a butt-load of pictures.....and she has a BIG butt!

Here are some photos of Kayla opening ONE of her gifts!

At last! She finds something in here besides another box!

I know she is wondering what is inside here....

What? Another box! And a pizza box even! Maybe there is some pizza in there she can share with me.

Hmmmm....she looks excited!

I think all that work was worth it....
after all, she did get a pink Nintendo DS.

 By the way, her Dad decided to torture her like that.
Here are some random photos taken Christmas Eve.

And another collage of some of the animals that got to attend. Yes, I know my Daddy is in these photos.

If you didn't go visit Cloud when I asked you to a couple weeks ago then you don't know what Mom and I got Daddy for Christmas. I hope you enjoy the surprise!
But before you get to see that, I wanted to tell you that Mom told Dad several times that he was gonna love his gift and she couldn't wait for him to open it. She told him this was the best gift she has ever given him.  Well, ever since Mom and Dad have known each other, he has wanted a Brett Farve GB jersey.  So, naturally, he thought that was going to be his gift.  Seriously!
And the box was even the right size for a jersey.

So, he opens the box and inside was something wrapped in bubble wrap.  The bubble wrap was removed and Dad was looking at the back of his gift
(we had the front covered to protect it).
He looks a bit confused here.

There we go! Big smile that we were waiting for but he isn't quite sure what he is holding

It sunk in pretty quick....he said, "Hey, this is Twix!"
Duh, Dad!


Here he is showing everyone the detail on my collar and fur.

Cloud's Mom does great work, doesn't she?

Here he is, just admiring my beauty.

Dad is showing Griffin his pride and joy....ME!
See, Griffin, bigger isn't always better.

I got my custom painted portrait hung in a place of honor.....right in the middle of Daddy's family picture wall.

Here is the scanned image of the painting.  It is much better than the flash photos Mom took.  And, let me tell you, it is sooooo much better in person.
I took this from Kathleen's blog and hope I am not violating any laws by posting it here. Please let me know if I am.
 If you click on the link to her blog it will take you to the page that shows the progression of the painting if you would like to see it.
 
Kathleen did a wonderful job on my painting (of course she had such a good subject to work with!).  It is very apparent that she did this with love and the understanding of how important the bond is that I share with my humans.
Thank you so much, Kathleen.  God has given you a tremendous gift and we appreciate your willingness to share it with us.

25 comments:

Martine said...

AMAZING!!! Just amazing!!! Your dad is so lucky to have a custom paining of you sweet twixie!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Ms. ~K said...
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Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful family pictures...
The Twix portrait is amazing and Dad's joy is obvious!

Twix, I'm glad you stayed home...that huge dog could have sat on you!!! OUCH!
I love the new look of your blog!
Hugs and belly rubs,
~K

Marla said...

Beautiful Pic. Glad your dad loved it as much as your momma!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome!

We've been waiting to see this moment since woo shared it with us!

It is an inkhredible work!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: It surely looked like Kayla loved her Nintendo DS! Her face soooo showed that!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great pictures!!! It looks like a ball! BTW, Mom says that there is a box for me, but we haven't had a chance to open it yet. I will let you know (and post on it) as soon as I open it - probably this weekend. Thanks so much in advance!

Happy New Year!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
Of course I saw your portrait before... and I forgot it was the present for your Dad! silly me!
Sure your Dad loves it!
Glad all your family had a pawesome time together!
Yes. those are pretty big doggies! I guess it was better for you to stay at home and have a peaceful night!
Thanks for sharing all the pictures!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mr Koda MD said...

Hello

Happy new year
Are you sure that it a dog? That "dog" is huge!! probably good you stayed at home!!

Koda

hero said...

Hi Twix,

That's such a beautiful gift of your lovely self to daddy... the artwork is fantastic. Dad loves you so much, you have the center wall. Thanks for sharing with us.

Licks, hero

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Twix. We love the portrait of you - we had seen a sneak preview on Cloud's blog.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The OP Pack said...

Twix, we have been following the progression of your painting at Cloud's place and we are so thrilled to see how happy your Daddy was with it - it IS just gorgeous. It is something he will be able to treasure forever.

Your blog looks great - and you are even all set for Valentine's Day:)

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Martha and Bailey said...

Lovely xmas pics Twix - we enjoyed seeing all those happy faces.
That painting of you is amazing and just the best present ever.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD what a wonderful pressie for your proud dad. He certainly looks thrilled. I love Khyla's shirt.
I am sure that your dad looks at that wonderful wall and just puffs all up with happiness. It is a perfect painting of you and your inner and outer beauty.
You have very special pawrents. Don't you wish all dawgs were so lucky???
Thank you so very much for sharing this treasured time with us.
PeeS. Stay well. I was sooooo worried about you. Pee Pee S... Love your blog look.

Bijou said...

Hi Twix,

Gotta say first that I LOVE your new background. Pink and Brown!!

We have been patiently waiting to see your daddy open his pressie. And it was worth the wait. It is plain to see he loved it!

Waggles,
Bijou

Kathleen Coy said...

What a treat to see these pictures, thank you so much for sharing them!! I don't get to see the looks on peoples faces unless I'm able to deliver a portrait in person, so this means a lot to me.

I'm so happy to have been able to be a part of this wonderful surprise gift to Twix's daddy!

Much love,
Kathleen

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Twix, my mom is all smiles looking at these pictures. It means a lot to her to see how happy your daddy is after seeing your portrait.

Hope you are feeling all better. We've been thinking about you.
Mom and I are wishing you and your family a wonderful 2010!!!

Luv,
Cloud

Kari in WeHo said...

What a beautiful portrait! Hope you are feeling better soon

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Twix...we are so glad to see the beautiful portrait of you. Kathleen does fantastic pictures. It looks like a good time was had by all and we hope you are feeling much better.
Happy New Year Madi and Mom

Mochi and Mommy said...

Gorgeous! Kathleen does pawesome work! I can tell that your dad loved his gift very much!

Happy New Year!

Mochi

billiejean said...

Hi Twix, wow.. looks like your pawrents are having a good time... Happy New Year 2010...
The dachshund we found has been adopted by a loving family.. What a lucky Piggy, that's his new name.

Billie Jean

Twinkietinydog said...

Twix, you rascal! You have no idea how happy I am you're healthy and happy. Nice portrait too. :)
Happy new year
Twink!

Tulip Frolics said...

Looks like your whole family was good last year!I love the portrait, beautiful.

The Army of Four said...

That is SO beautiful! What a gorgeous portrait - of a gorgeous girl!!! Very special!
We love the fun "surrounding" Kayla's gift. Ha roo roo roo! (And mom LOVES her t-shirt!)
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Umm... was your dad schmoozing with those other puppies?!?!!?

corrin said...

Adorable! We have a portrait of Ollie above our fireplace and my sister and I bought my dad one of their dachshund, Floyd, for his birthday!

kalyxcorn said...

what a big smile for your dad! that portrait is wonderful!!!!

hugs,
b