Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

I'd like to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours!!

Furry Christmas/Holiday Furiends: Day 19

Today's Christmas/Holiday Furiends are Samantha and Avalon. Samantha is a Golden Retriever and has the most beeyootiful golden furs!! She goes on lots of really fun outdoor adventures! Samantha recently got a new sister named Avalon. Avalon is also a Golden with lots of beeyootiful furs too! Samantha and Avalon live in California with their pawrents. Drop by their place and wish them "Merry Christmas"!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 18

Today's Furry Christmas/Holiday Friends are my buddies from Tales and Tails. Bunny, Blueberry, Lilac, and Morgan are such great friends! Bunny, Blueberry, and Lilac are all Greyhounds. Morgan is a pretty German Shepherd. Bunny does a lot of visits to the nursing home too! Recently, Blueberry, had some surgery to fight against the mean 'ol cancer man. My fingers are crossed for her. All of her friends got together and held an auction to help her with her surgery. Casey bought me some really cool Christmas gifts there too! If you don't know the bunch from Tales and Tails drop by, and tell them I sent you!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 17

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are Mayzie and Ranger. Mayzie is a beeyootiful brindle rescue!! She has come such a long way, since she went home with her pawrents! She is just the nicest furiend to everyone! She is a BIG advocate of animal rescue too! Mayzie lives with her pawrents and her brother Ranger, who is a rescued Rat Terrier from Ratbone Rescues!! If you don't know Mayzie and Ranger, stop by and say "hello"!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 16

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friend today is Lilly. Lilly is such a beautiful Scottie girl, and she lives with her pawrents and siblings on the Rocky Creek Scotties farm! Their Mom loves puppies and raises some of the cutest Scottie puppies around. Drop by and pay them a visit!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Furry Christmas Friend: Day 15

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are Booker and Asa. Booker is a most delightful labrador, and Asa is his most beautiful sister. Some of Booker's favorite activities are chasing balls, bones, and playing bitey face. Booker and Asa live in South Carolina with their Mom. If you don't know them, I really think you should!! Go on over and say, "hello"!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Furry Christmas Friend: Day 14

Today's Christmas/Holiday Furiend is Puddles!! What can I say about Puddles, except that she is Puddles...oh yeah...and a Dachshund!! She rules the dog blogosphere with a beer or a big 'ol pitcher of Kool-Aid!! You never can tell what shenanigans that girl is going to get into!!

Puddles lives with her siblings Albert and Whitney, and with her Mom in South Carolina. Here is Miss Puddles enjoying the serenity of the holiday!




Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Furry Christmas Friend: Day 13

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friend is Ludo Lovegrove! Ludo is a very handsome Sheltie! He knows all kinds of really neato tricks too! Ludo lives with his Mom, two rabbit siblings, and his spaniel Auntie Penny. They all live in the UK. Ludo's Mom is very talented. She makes teen tiny pet sculptures for folks. She made this sculpture of Indiana for us.


Be sure to check out his Moms' crafting blog, Time Tamed.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 12

Today's Christmas/Holiday Furiend is Draco!! Draco is such a cutie patootie Chihuahua friend of mine. Draco is a furry social guy. He always gets to go to the best meet ups and parties!! Check out his blog for pictures of all the events! Draco lives in Denver, Colorado with his pawrents. Drop by and say "hello" to him!



Monday, December 13, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 11

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are the OP Pack! Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara are such a beautiful bunch of Sibes aren't they? They are some very good furiends of ours. They have a really good bloggie too. They must have their typist (MOM) trained really well. If you haven't met them yet, please go on over and say "hello"! You'll be so glad that you did!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 10

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friend is Ronni. Ronni is Richie's sister. As you can see, Ronni just got a great big 'ol snow!! She's nearly buried up to her little booty in the snow!!! Hope you don't get too cold Ronni!! Merry Crimbo to you too!! Everyone head on over and say "hello"!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 9

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friend is Sarge. Sarge is relatively new in the blogging world. We were all first introduced to him over at Frankie's place. Isn't he handsome? We know that Zona, his best girl, certainly thinks so!! One of Sarge's biggest dreams is to be a police dog. He lives in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 8

Today's Christmas/Holiday friends are Duncan and Reyna. Their Mom, has a lovely blog about raising them and 6 other brothers and sisters!! Duncan and Reyna live in North Carolina with their Mom, Janine. Aren't they beautimous?!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 7

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are Chewy and Lilibell. Chewy and Lilibell are some of the first friends we made here in dog blogville. They are two of the sweetest Chihuahuas that you'd ever want to meet. They lead a very exciting life in the big city of Providence, Rhode Island. Lilibell even has her own clothing line!! Chewy and Lilibell live with their Mom, Nadine.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 6

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are Those Elgin Pugs! Please meet IzZy, Josie, Trixie, and Anakin Man! These are four of the most hilarious, hysterical Pugs you will ever meet! They are always so cheerful and entertaining! If you've never met them, you simply MUST get over to their place and introduce yourself! You'll be so glad you did! Those Elgin Pugs live in Elgin, Illinois with their pawrents. BTW, their Mom writes books...about Pug dogs!!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sunday Wrap Up

I had a really nice day today. First, I went to church this morning. We are currently celebrating Advent, and today Father Pete had a suprise for me. I got to do the readings and light the two Advent candles. I really enjoyed it! The whole while, it was snowing outside! Then after lunch, we had a church Christmas lunch. Everything was decorated beautifully. Lunch was chicken mirabella, green beans, cranberry salad, and bread pudding. It was all so yummy.

After church, I came home and we all had post lunch coffee at Mom's. We were all watching Christmas movies. It was extra Christmas-y with the snow falling, the movies on, and the Christmas tree lights. After a while, Casey and I came back home and took a nap. It was a great afternoon to cuddle up with the puppies!

Tonight, Casey and I finally went to see the new Harry Potter movie! We had to wait for a while, because Casey has been working overtime for the last several weeks. We finally had a break, where we both weren't exhausted. It was WONDERFUL!! I can't wait for the next part!

We're back home now, and I'm once again all cuddled up with the puppies. I'm about to watch some more Christmas movies on Hallmark and call it a night!

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 5

Today's Christmas/Holiday Friends are Shiloh and Shasta. They have a most wonderful blog called Team Beaglebratz. They have a whole lotta Beagl-y goodness over at their place. Shiloh and Shasta live in Topeka, Kansas! Drop by and give them a visit!




Friday, December 03, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 3

Today's Christmas Friend is Wyatt. Wyatt is a beautiful Airedale Terrier. He and his pawrents run a gardening business! Wyatt lives with his pawrents and his sister Stanzie in Oregon.


Thursday, December 02, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 2

Today's Christmas Friend is Frankie Furter Price. Frankie is a long haired Dachshund. He lives in Pennsylvania with his pawrents. His Mom is CRAZY about snowmen, hence the sweater!



Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Furry Christmas Friends: Day 1

It's that time of year again! Every day in December I like to feature all of my friends pets in their finest Christmas gear. If you would like to participate, e-mail your photos to fiestythree at gmail dot com. Please include in the subject line, "Christmas Friends". Today's Christmas friend is Bessie. Many of you already know Miss Bessie, because of her many appearances on my blog. Bessie is a Rat Terrier, and she lives in North Carolina with her pawrents, Karen and Bob. Oh, and she is a GREAT squirrel huntress!
Check back tomorrow for our next Christmas Furiend!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend and Being Productive

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, it's back to thre grind tomorrow...well, until Christmas!! I had a terrific Thanksgiving this year. We all decided to have a big, Thanksgiving dinner at church this year. We had a big crowd too. It was so great to be there with my family and my church family. I just had the best time!! Here are some shots of the day.


The big dinner table, pre-dinner:



All of the yummy food!



A big group shot of the ladies.


The rest of the weekend has been really productive. On Friday, I didn't do any Black Friday shopping, but I did get the mantle all decorated. It's all dog themed again this year.


Yesterday Casey made breakfast, and we all had breakfast together over at Moms. We spent most of the morning just lounging. In the early afternoon, I got a great swim workout in. It was the first time I'd been back in the pool, since the meet in Louisville last week. I tried to get in a good bit of yardage. I felt great afterwards.

Today was the first day of Advent at church. It was also my Sunday to be the chalice bearer. I always enjoy doing that, and I especially enjoyed it, because of Advent. I always look forward to Advent and the lighting the candles on the Advent wreath.

After church and lunch, I managed to get all of the outside Christmas decorations up. It was a bit more difficult this year, since some neighbors are busy rebuilding the roof of my front porch. It took a while, but I managed to get it almost done. I still need to get some new ribbon and bows for the window wreaths. As soon as I get those up, I'll be done.

When I finished with the decorations, I headed out to the pool. I wanted to get another workout in today, since I'll be busy putting up Mom's Christmas tree tomorrow. I got in another good workout today. I also managed to get quite a few drills in, so at least I'll feel ready for practice this coming week.

All in all, I had a great break over Thanksgiving. Now, I'm just looking forward to Christmas vacation!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Louisville Invitational


Katie, Erica, and me at the Louisville Invitational.
This past Sunday, the MTSU Masters Swim Club attended the Louisville Invitational Swim Meet in Louisville, KY. This was my first big, sanctioned swim meet through United States Masters Swimming. Four team members attended. It was such great fun! I entered the 100 meter Backstroke, the 50 meter Backstroke, and participated in the 200 meter Freestyle Relay.

I'm glad to say that it was a very low stress meet, and I didn't freak out at all. On the 100 Backstroke, I missed a turn and was disqualified. I was pretty disappointed about that, but that's one reason that I had decided to swim the 100. I figured that would give me enough time to get in the pool, calm down, and figure everything out, since it was my first event. Good thing I did. I was much better in the the 50 meter Backstroke. I actually came in 2nd in my age group. The relay was sooooo much fun. I was really apprehensive about doing it, since I'd only known we were entered a couple of days beforehand. I've never done relays, so I had no idea about relay starts. We ended up doing really well, and I swam a relatively fast 50 free for me. We were the only all female relay team. The other teams were mixed. We ended up taking first place in our age group!! WOOT!!

I'm glad that I've got one behind me now. I'm really looking forward to the next couple of meets!

My 50 meter backstroke. I'm in the far lane at the top.

Our 200 meter freestyle relay. The video will zoom in on us! I'm the second swimmer!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Spirit!

It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about Christmas! I've been busy working on cards for me and Casey to send out this year. Shutterfly has some GREAT deals on their cards right now. They are offering 20% off and free shipping over $30.00! Here's a version of our card.
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I can't wait to get them back and start mailing them out!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010