Monday, December 31, 2012

Kissing 2012 Goodbye

In the words of Charles Dickens:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness...

 Or in the words of Eminem:
 I'm raisin' the bar, I shoot for the moon 
But I'm too busy gazin' at stars, I feel amazin'

 Stoke up the bonfire, we're burning out of 2012...
...with big dreams for 2013. 

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wake Up!

Around here, if you sleep in too late,
this is the what you wake up to :).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Beautiful Day Out

It's overcast, cool, with an occasional sunbeam breaking through...

 ..and Tanji is waiting to go out.

So we're bundled up and ready to go...

At first T stays really close, he's waiting to see what I'll do.

Tanji-cam view.

T-Grrrr is picking up steam.

The trails are beckoning, and we're heading out.

At a split in the trail, Tanji's tail is fluffing and he is about to take off.


Walking Tanji is better that any action movie.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pooh Corner

Uschi is enjoying "his" new corner as a comfy place to curl up.

Of course Vladi wants to curl up by his big brother.

Tanji makes three, now Pooh Corner is just right.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Punching Match

The holidays have gotten the boys a little hyper-stimulated...

This encounter is degenerating into a punching match.

Look out Vladi! (Uschi is cowering in the distance)

Even with a paw in his face, Vladi is super happy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012 Wrap-Up

Santa was here!  Uschi helped set up "Pooh Corner."

Apparently this garland belongs in pieces on the floor.

Its best not to take inventory on who's been naughty or nice.

Let's just get out the beautiful fruitcake and start the party!

The adults are having fun unwrapping presents...

...all of these happy noises are attracting attention.

Where's our gifts?

This one is from Grandmeow, its marked for Uschi,
but Tanji wants to "share."

There may be three separate labeled gifts,
but the boys want to select their own.

Tanji wants this one.

Vladi wants this one, but Uschi does too.

Uschi is pouting in the background, so the only thing to do is...

...let Uschi have his feathers.

 Vladi is perfectly happy to steal Tanji's toy...

 And Tanji really just wants to kick a pile of wrapping paper.

Christmas is awesome!

Even the cooking eggs have holiday colors.

 With buttered rosemary bread, the perfect Christmas brunch.

This year has been a mix of favorite traditions and new fun too.

Its going to stack up as an all-time favorite.

 Plenty of surprises, emotions, and all around good cheer.

 Vladi is sure we are all here to celebrate him.

 Hey, that's MY Dad!

 One Christmas puzzle is completed...

...and we on our third or fourth servings of food, the stage when
everything gets mixed in a bowl or made into a sandwich.

After a few classic holiday movies and Christmas stories...

 Its time for a long winter's nap.

 Vladi is way ahead of us.

With a big smile, having happy dreams.

And to all a good night.