Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Memories

Flowers and Gingerbread House
 This Christmas was memorable and nice. It started with an early breakfast at 6:30am with Tom and I (Rob) and the 3 dogs. My mother (who is staying with us) didn't get up until 8:30am. 
Snow flurries came through in the morning from an Alberta Clipper so Rob walked the dogs while Tom tidied up the house. Rob started cooking at 9am making fresh cranberry bread. Then Rob started dinner with turkey in the oven. 
- Tom's parents came over at 11am and we enjoyed coffee and tea then opened presents! After a fun time and being spoiled... we had a great turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Mom Ruth, Dolly, Sprite, Franklin, Tom and Bob
After cleaning up dinner, we watched a movie DVD that Tom surprised me with about a dog! - It's called Hachiko: A Dog's Story (or Hachi: A Dog's Tale) is a 2009 American drama film based on the true story of the faithful Akita Hachikō. **THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE MOVING FILM THAT ALL DOG LOVERS SHOULD SEE**
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.TO SEE THE TRAILER: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2296906777/
Sprite, Mom Ruth, Dolly, Franklin, Tom, Bob, Mom Norma




DESSERT! - After the movie we enjoyed apple pie, gingerbread (house), oatmeal, sugar and chocolate chip cookies, coffee and tea. It was a filling Christmas to remember!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14