In early December we whisked Sadie away on a surprise 3-day trip to Disneyland Parks in Anaheim, CA!
Waiting in line for "California Screamin'" at Disney's California Adventure Park. She's finally tall enough to tackle this most exhilerating of roller coasters.
A must-have hug between Sadie & Tigger = 2 quite wonderful things!
Even the letters in the breezeway betwixt Disneyland and California Adventure were dressed for Christmas!
Then, it was back home for the regular Christmas time stuff:
Sadie sitting on the entryway steps: "Mom, I like these jeans because they make me look like a teenager." God help me.
You may remember Rylee and Sadie's attempt to construct a gingerbread house in 2008.
Here they attempt a second venture in Ginger Realty.
This time with far better success.
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . ."
"O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum! Wie treu sind deine Blätter!"
And, of course, Old Saint Nick himself gets a special place at Christmas time.
The couch is adorned for the season.
We were again blessed by my parents' making the trek westward to spend Christmas with us. Here they and Sadie await eagerly the production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Taproot Theatre. Such a delightful show!
Sadie cuddles her BIG Christmas present this year -- a Holland Lop bunny named Kona. If you are in need of such a sweet and gentle pet, and you live in Western Washington, be sure to get yours from "The Bunny Whisperer" at Dragonfly Hollands in Snohomish, WA. She raises exceptional bunnies.
And, who's to say there wasn't a bunny or two in that famous Bethlehem stable?
"Getting to know you . . . getting to like you, getting to hope you like me . . ."
A brand-new Ivy and Bean book to read and a lap bunny -- life is good for Christmas Sadie!
How Christmas morning always ends at our house -- everyone quietly and contentedly reading his or her new books. And drinking coffee. And usually listening to some beautiful Christmas music in the background. Merry Christmas!