Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Garden

 This is the tree in the living room...where we all spend most of our time.  Our Chalet is tucked next to it, and we love to lay on the presents underneath the tree.  Some of the packages are quite squishy, like a blanket or something...
 This is the tree in the study...Smokey's tent is behind here...he enjoys laying  in the forest. 
 In the Christmas Garden, you'll find many this orange cat...looks a bit like Tanner!
 Black cats...this one is round on the bottom, sort of like Devon.
 Crabs...our mom loves blue crabs and can't get enough of them when she's at the coast!
 Pretty red birds...
 Even some birds wearing sweaters!
 A long skinny black cat...this could be Smokey
 Tanner's weight loss inspiration...a skinny orange cat :)  Maybe we'll attach him to the cabinet in front of his food bowls for the new year!
And finally a peacock showing off her feathers in green, blue and purple...

We hope you enjoyed a look at the Christmas Garden this year...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two on Tuesday

The first two shots are Devon and Smokey...Auntie put this blanket in the bed that stays on the ottoman, and the boys loved it!  Smokey was in it, and when he left, Devon took over.  Devon enjoys being covered up, so Auntie laid some blanket over him.  Smokey went over and laid on top of Devon! 
 Smokey is not one to go and lay with someone this was a special moment!  I am not sure he realized Devon was there :)
 Devon is like, get off me man!
Tanner was enjoying the action and a nice snuggle with mom.  Mom is trying to get in extra snuggles this week because on Friday, she leaves for Japan for 18 days...returning on January 3rd.  We may not be blogging much during that time, unless she can get some stuff scheduled.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mancats love Christmas

The mancats have been busy over the last few weekends helping get the house and yard decorated for Christmas.  It is less than two weeks away now!
This is the black tree, used for Halloween this year, and moved into the dining room and decorated for Christmas!  Nothing like a good multipurpose tree!  Mom thought she was clever putting the snowman hat on the top!  You may need to biggify to see it better.  We decided to mainly use color our ornaments on this tree...Purple for Smokey, Blue for Devon, Green for Tanner and Red for Mojo.  Mom loves to buy sets of ornaments in our colors and is ultra happy when she can find one for each of us...see below.

^Angel^ Mojo
Here's our family ornament for got it at the beach this year...we love fish!

We have two other trees too, normal green forgot to take a picture of them, but we'll try to get her working tonight :)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Foto Flashback

Devon is the craziest of the boys...he also enjoys wearing clothes at times, especially a pretty scarf.  I had this small tree skirt for a tiny tree for my office, and wondered what it would look like on him. 
Devon looks so pretty in his fancy collar!

Great job modeling the tree skirt look very festive!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Toes on Tuesday

Tanner and Auntie show off their toes...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Today we are back in the garden...this time at mom and Auntie's family home...enjoy!

 Thanksgiving day was beautiful in the foothills of North Carolina.  The ground was covered in leaves and pecans!  Auntie is driving the tractor over to one of the trees to give it a good shake.
 Before the shaking begins though, the leaves need to be raked and the pecans on the ground already picked up.  Mom and Aunties parents, L and M, are working hard...
 This is one of their dogs...Samson. He is a treeing feist.
 L is shaking the tree would not believe how many pecans fell off!  They were everywhere!
 In the end, we had 5, 5 gallon buckets full of pecans....and more trees to collect from.  Thankfully the sun was going down, so we didn't have to pick up any more :)
 Here's Auntie raking more leaves...
 L is picking them up to put on the truck...he's going to take them to the blueberry bushes as compost.
Just a cute shot of a calf with it's mom...aaaawwwww.

Check out more fantastic gardens over at Jonsie's place.