Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I guess when we go home for the holidays everything is going to get all wrapped up in a couple of way late posts. Now where do I begin?

Ha, where else but with the dogs of course! Nate had come out to visit for a few days and the three of us (and Emma) drove out to Schaumburg. Emma did great in the car, she's totally content to spend her time sleeping and looking out the window. After 15 hours in the car, we weren't sure how well she and Max would get along, but lucky for us they did great! After her initial shock of seeing this giant, furry bear-like creature coming at her, she figured out that he makes a great playmate! The two of them spent the rest of the day, heck the trip, teaching and chasing each other around the backyard.
 After all that fun outside, this is what they looked like...
The two dogs cracked us up. Emma, who likes to be in control, used every opportunity to drive Max crazy. Lucky for her, he's a total wimp and didn't start to stand up for himself (and harass her back) until the end of the visit. 
Emma thinks that every toy belongs to her...
So when we gave Max his own bone, she wanted that one too...
And didn't hesitate to steal it.
Too bad Mom, Dad, and Grandma were all right there to give it back.
Not surprisingly, everything when we were home pretty much revolved around Max and Emma. Their relationship went from being one where Max was irritated by Emma and tried to ignore her, to one where both equally harassed the other, and then finally we think Max was pretty much enamored by Emma and couldn't get enough of her. We did have some human interaction as well. I managed to snap a few pictures of it.
I forced the family to take a family portrait. After much begging, posing, and organizing I pulled it off. 
I'm not super happy about it, but I guess we'll just have to take some more pictures the next time we're together. 
 Here's our favorite present. Ron picked them out for us. 
They do a great job keeping our heads warm when we walk the dogs!
(Plus they just look awesome!)
And I had to get a shot of me and my Krissy.
We were being lazy and tired so us laying on the floor is as good as it was going to get.
 I'll leave with you a few more highlights from our trip.

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