Thursday, December 3, 2009

Puppy's First Christmas

by Meghann on December 3, 2009

Yesterday I put away my pile of clothes and tonight I attempted to conquer one of the many other messes in my apartment at the moment- the pile of Christmas decorations that were needing to be put up.

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I needed motivation to complete the task at hand. Watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer helped fill me with Christmas spirit. πŸ™‚

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Dressing Maddie in Christmas clothes helped too.

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Doesn’t she look so thrilled to be wearing her shirt?

I had originally purchased this ‘Puppy’s First Christmas’ shirt for Abbie a couple of years ago.

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I uncovered it with the rest of my Christmas paraphernalia and knew it was Maddie’s turn to wear the shirt. I know Abbie would have been happy to share.

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I am dying to find a puppy’s first christmas ornament. Let me know if you know where to find one!

Putting my tree up really took no time at all. It may not be as extravagant of a tree as my Mom’s, but its all mine and each ornament holds a special memory.

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Do you sense a snowflake theme? I’m a teeny bit obsessed.

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I tried to get Maddie to pose in front of the tree, but it was a lot cause. She went back and forth on wanting to eat the tree and being deathly afraid of it. lol

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Rewind to earlier this after you will see I invented a killer snack at work.

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Brown Rice Cake + Barney Butter + Dried Berries = Yummy!

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Try it. You’ll like it!

Since I spent my evening decorating my tree, I really didn’t feel like putting the effort into an elaborate meal. Instead I dug in the freezer and found a Kashi Pizza that had been taking up a lot of space in there for far too long.

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Fresh out of the box.

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After I pimped it with veggies galore.

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Much better!

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It pains me that according to the box a ‘serving’ of a Kashi pizza is 1/3 of a pizza. That is simply not enough. I always take at least half. πŸ˜‰

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The extra veggies really makes the pizza. Granted I haven’t tried this particular flavor un-pimped, but I bet it would be pretty plain on its own.

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The last of my Warm Red Cabbage Salad was an excellent accompaniment to my pizza.

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For dessert I enjoyed 1/2 of one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Cup Blondies and a touch of Chocolate Ice Cream.

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Paired with a cup of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea.

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In my favorite Snowflake mug.:)

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I <3 Snowflakes!

I’m so happy to have another item crossed off my list! Now I just need to take those boxes to the dumpster. I SWEAR that is in the books for tomorrow.

Pinky promise!

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