Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas morning at the Dalenberg homestead

We are so blessed this morning. It's a quiet morning and our dry creek that runs behind the house is flowing with water from the rain last night. Now, the skies look as though the sun is struggling to peak out but not quite. The village is lit.

And the animals are attended to first.

While I said goodbye to this! (even though I thought it was a great camera over the one I had before).
Santa left me this~~I shrieked and yelled and jumped up and down!!! He says its a better or best camera for close ups like stitching pictures. I was so excited I took a picture of anything and everything to try it out, including a picture of Body Guards belly button which he would be appalled if I posted, so I won't. LOL I thought it was funny.

Oh, I have so much to learn with all those buttons and stuff.

Santa also left BG a laptop case.

And the exact drill bits and tool box he wanted. That whole shopping experience a couple weeks back was another story. But, as I know nothing about tools he had to write them down for me on his wish list.

Closeup pics are much better with the new camera...........if I didn't shake with excitement so much.

Santa also left some nice shirts for BG. He always leaves a flannel shirt for Christmas.....just a given. ;0

And speaking of flannel, Abbie gave me these jammies. Soft and comfy and has pics like her on them! She would love to snuggle with them.

This was totally unexpected from BG. He had this whole story of gifts and in what order I should open them. He gave me this necklace and after I opened it, he said, "and don't you think you need something to better capture that tiny necklace?" That when he brought out the camera. How clever is he? And I love the garnet heart! As you can see I popped it out of the box in excitement!

To Brandon and Meghan this morning. I miss you so much. But I hope you read this sometime today if possible.............

We both opened this gift from a nice neighbor down the road and I felt so bad because we had to cancel our party and they left us this. It came with a stand and it's absolutely beautiful.

Ok, I'm still playing with my new camera. See my craft store? LOL

While visions of sugar plums/dog treats, dance in their heads..............Ren had his treat and breakfast and is sleeping through the excitement. He says, Man it's my 17th Christmas, let me sleep!"

Look who is attending the gathering and peeping through the windows this morning? They know their treats are just a minute away! Thomas is sitting on our chair outside and peeping in. When he is ready to eat (about 10 times a day now) he just makes the rocker bang on the window for our attention. Raven and Ruby are also taking their stances. Ruby is keeping her distance as usual and my girl, Raven, is lounging in a mud puddle.

And Miss Diva Girlie, is ready for the weather! She doesn't mind the scarf but the leg warmers were a bit big. She's so funny because as she grows and changes, the lighter brown has faded around her ears and she is mostly white with darker brown under her eyes like she has smudged eyeliner and mascara! ;)

She enjoyed one of her little bitty dog treats and is now taking a little nap. She says, "Have too much junk mail in your house? I'm the paper minutes I will shred to prevent identity theft"

I hope each and every one has a peaceful and safe holiday.


  1. You sure had a great Christmas!
    Abby is adorable in her scarf!

  2. Merry Christmas! Have a peaceful day!

  3. Awesome pressies! The camera is way too cool! Looks like you were a good girl this year!

  4. No wonder Santa didn't leave me anything - he gave everything to you! What a great Christmas you have had.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  5. What a delightful post! You got your new camera, Santa was really listening this year. The photo of Ren is sooo cute, looks just like a baby deer (fawn) all curled up for a long winters nap. What a special day it is....Merry Christmas!!

  6. Your village is lovely. I love your new camera and the necklace is just beautiful. What a lovely plate from your neighbors. It sounds as though you have a very nice Christmas and I am so glad. Enjoy the rest of the evening with your sweet husband.

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing all the pics and I can't wait to see some close ups of your finishes!

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  8. That little fur baby is THE CUTEST thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and what a cool camera. I got a new one 2 yrs ago but it takes terrible upclose photos. I want to upgrade...yours is way cool!

  9. Glad to see Santa took care of your household. Merry Christmas.

  10. Ohhh what wonderful goodies you got! Santa was awfully nice to you. Somebody must have been really a good girl this year. :) You have the cutest furbabies! I just loved the pictures of them. :) I'm glad you had a nice Christmas and I hope the new year brings you health and happiness!
    Carolyn :)

  11. You were on Santa's extra good list, the one reserved for those really special gals :)

    I love your prezzies, use them in good health the whole year through, you are so loved by that BG!

    I love the pics, thanks for letting your many friends into your gorgeous home .



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