The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Christmas Morning Arrives

Christmas morning and who was up first???  That would be Grandpa of course.  Any other day, he is the last one up but he said he couldn't sleep.  I think he likes Christmas.  So when the kids woke up, the Christmas lights were all on.  Morgan came flying in to wake up her Dad but she got the wrong room so I got her first excited squealing.  Then she was off to wake up her Dad and Helen.  Funny how they took a while to pull themselves together and get downstairs.

Dave said Willy made a beeline for the "doggy stocking" when he let the three dachsies out of their crates.  I guess he could smell the doggy treats.  Gretchen is heading down with hers and Willy is just getting his.  I think Harley was first so he was already down.

Cameron found a Yoda in his stocking.  So did Grandpa....they have interests in common.  Harley was a lot more interested in whatever Steve had in his other hand.

 I think this is a package of beef jerky which Cameron loves.

Ouch, scary picture.  Gretchen wanted to help me look in my stocking.

Then it was on to the presents under the tree.  Steve likes to hand them out so everyone gets one before we start opening them.

Steve and Helen will have lots of ornaments when they finally put up their own tree next year.

Cameron was excited about his fleece pajamas.

Morgan will be busy this afternoon.   She is our little artist.

Steve will be nice and warm riding his motorcycle in chilly weather now.  Can you see my present in the background?

The grand kids are always happy with whatever they get.  Their Dad and brother were the same way.  Fortunately, we have never had to get through one of those melt-downs some kids have when they didn't get a particular present they thought they just had to have.

Morgan loves getting clothes.

Hmmmm.  A sleeping bag.  Oh boy, this will work for camping.

Morgan got fleece pajamas too.

Another sleeping bag!  Harley told Morgan he would fit right inside with her just fine.

This was a present for the whole family from grandparents down to grandchildren.  It's a bean bag game (also sometimes called the corn hole game).  They already planned on how it would fit into Grandma's RV when they go camping this summer.

Steve and Helen got Cameron this Bey Blades set.  Steve thought it was kind of dumb but he knew that Cameron liked it.  The two of them played it continuously and, the day after Christmas, Steve was back at Walmart buying another top so he would be able to beat Cameron occasionally.

And where was Helen while this was all going on........oh, she was there.......but she was hiding behind the camera.  She took most of these pictures which is why it looks like she was missing in action.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah or whatever and however you celebrate...we hope it was just as wonderful as our Christmas.


  1. That was really fun!! The way Christmas is meant to be. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your doxies are like ours into everyone elses gifts to see if there just might be something in there for them. Great pictures.

  3. Presents, did someone say presents? I'll be right over. Love Scooter.

  4. Looks like a great Christmas Day.


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