December 11, 2010

There Are Always Outtakes...

Last weekend, we had our annual Christmas card photo taken. Of course, along with the favorite photo that ultimately becomes our card, we always have a number of images - The Outtakes - which we love nearly as much.

Never, ever, wear black when you're having your photograph taken with yellow-haired dogs!
Of course, someone always makes a funny noise, remark or says something that makes Donna laugh. It's a tradition!
For the past eight or nine years, our friend, Richard, has taken our annual photo (with Handsome's camera). This year, his dog, Stout, wanted to see what all the fuss was about. You can see just how impressed Kes was with this whole program.
Then, there was the "time-out for corgi smooches". Don't worry. Kes got some, too! You know I'll post the actual card closer to Christmas Day.

This was my day yesterday:
  • get up and let the dogs out
  • let the dogs back in
  • shower and get dressed
  • feed the dogs and fill the bucket with fresh water
  • let the dogs out
  • let the dogs back in
  • eat breakfast
  • work on The Explorer quilt top in the studio, and at the same time
  • wash and dry six double loads of laundry
  • fold and put away laundry as each load comes out of dryer
  • visit from my friend, Ellen. Share a little Christmas cheer.
  • eat lunch
  • let the dogs out
  • let the dogs back in
  • finish The Explorer quilt top
  • finish laundry
  • feed the dogs
  • let the dogs out
  • let the dogs back in
  • eat dinner
  • catch up on a little blog reading. (I'm really behind!!)
  • play with dogs
I couldn't understand why I was ready to go to bed early last night until I wrote out this list. whew!

I'll be back in the studio today. One more pair of grammies jammies to make, make the quilt "sandwich" so I can machine quilt and finish The Explorer. I hope you're having as much fun watching my progress as I'm having as I sew to the finish line this year!

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Donna, What a sweet post, such beautiful pictures, you are so lovely. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holiday's to you and your family. Love the pups. Hugs, Terri

Sammy said...

Very, very sweet pictures.
Have a lovely Holiday Season.

Love,

-Samya :-)

Sherri said...

Hi Donna! Those "outtake" pictures were great!! Can't wait to see the final picture! You did have a busy day for sure and I can see why you were ready for bed! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Whimsey Creations said...

Such cute pictures! Donna, I don't know how you get so much done - you're like the energizer bunny!

Michelle May said...

I love those photos! Yes, they are to be cherished just as much as the final finished one.
Your list made me tired!
xx, shell

Liszha said...

That was a doggy day! Love the pictures, so sweet!

Jane said...

Such cute photos! Yes, Kes does seem to be thinking...."I've done this before, let's just get it over with" :)
Looking forward to seeing the final cut.
And your list.....doesn't surprise me at all. Have a great day in the FL sunshine!
Jane

Rebecca said...

I love seeing other people in love. It reminds me that God's blessings are everywhere and that His awesome grace and love has touched more lives than just my own.

Love the photos...the smiles are priceless.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Createology said...

Love the fun family photos. My favorite is you laughing. Looks like you had a great and super productive day yesterday. I am standing at your sewing finishing line holding up a '10" card for you my dear...You are an Olympian seamstress to say the least. Happy Sunday...

Brenda Kula said...

Love all the photos! All of you look so happy.
Brenda

Maggey and Jim said...

I know what you mean, I don't have pets but my Hubby and my Mother keep me on the move..Love the pics.
Happy Holidays,
Maggey

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What fun outtakes! I can see Kes was extremely intrigued by the entire process...LOL Although I DO love that final shot. Everyone is having so much fun. :) Thanks for sharing these!!! Theresa

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I adore these pictures of you and Handsome and of course the babies. How wonderful that you shared these with us. My favorite of course is of you laughing. I do wish you would of picked that one. lol
You know me and laughing
Love ya
Maggie

Beedeebabee said...

OMG...this really cracked me up!!! xoxo

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