Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Say it again...

Our darling Speedbump has always been a talker. She started popping her jaws to get attention and she tells us when she wants to go outside. It's very convenient and entertaining, but now that it's cold outside she likes to go outside enjoy the north wind blow so she's talking all the time! This past summer, I was inspired by MAXMOM to teach Bumpy a hand signal for her to "speak." I touch my mouth and she woofs! It's funny, sometimes she stomps her foot if I happen to ignore her. Charlie is also a talker but your eardrums wouldn't survive the video :O) So, I took this video this past summer and wanted to share it with you. Oh, in the background is Sweet Violet picking on Charlie, she's just a typical little sister.

Blessings from the holler...

Friday, December 24, 2010

How did they do that?...

It's amazing to me how they got all these dogs to "stay!" We have a hard time getting a picture of our pack without costumes!
Merry Christmas, again, from all of us in the holler...

Monday, December 20, 2010

What shall I give Him?...

Last year I got to sing in our local town's Christmas choir and it was so much fun. We sang this song, In the Bleak Midwinter, which was a new one for me but it soon became my favorite and I could barely make it through the song because the words are so beautiful it made me cry (happy tears.) You can hear it at the link below. This girl sings like she's just standing there having a beautiful conversation...so effortless. Enjoy.

In the Bleak Midwinter - Christina Rosetti 1872.

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
In her maiden bliss,
Worshiped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.

We are so thankful for the gift God gave us of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas blessings to you all from the holler...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Where have we been?...

Actually, no where! But we had our granddaughter here for a few days while her Dad and Mom went skiing. So we did crafts, decorated the house, made cookies, watched Christmas movies and played in the snow. She left yesterday and I'm still recovering but it was fun and worth every memory we made.

OH, it snowed and snowed. We had only about 4-6 inches but it was enough for the dogs to enjoy and of course we got out and played in it too.
Our snow angels...

The dogs had fun, of course...

And lastly, Violet has adopted the Christmas tree as her very own.

Blessings from us in the holler to you...