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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here.  We love participating in the Blogville Christmas Gift Exchange every year. This year Walter received his gift from Buddy and Millie received her gift from Addi. They both know how to shop real well.

This is my box Millie I know I'm just taking a look

This is my box Millie
I know I’m just taking a look

Walter’s pressies weren’t wrapped so he was able to just grab them out of the box.

This is a great toy! I'm going to have lots of fun with this.

This is a great toy! I’m going to have lots of fun with this.

Addi did a great job wrapping my pressies.

Addi did a great job wrapping my pressies.
Do you see that my name is on the card too?

That’s just the card Walter and you know I will share with you anyway.

Here is the loot we both got.

Buddy sure know how to shop for a guy like me.

Buddy sure knows how to shop for a guy like me.

Addi did a great job shopping for me too!

Addi did a great job shopping for me too!

After mom got all the tags and wrappings off everything we had a great time playing with the toys. Here is a little video action of some of our pressie opening.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

Neither of us are any good at opening pressies even though Walter can rip an envelope to shreds in minutes. We let our mom unwrap the pressies from Addi and then we had fun with them.

I bet this rope will be fun to play with outside too.

I bet this rope will be fun to play with outside too.

We both really like chew bones.

We both really like chew bones.

Here is a little bit of the action of us playing with some of the toys.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

We can’t thank our exchange partners enough. We love everything we got and should get lots play time with these. Those treats from Addi were very tasty too.

Thanks also to Oreo’s mom for arranging all of the exchange partners. We always love participating.

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We know we haven’t posted much but we have been visiting all our friends blogs to see what everyone has been up to. Today we just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and share our card with all of you.

Front of Card

Front of Card

Back of Card

Back of Card

Later this week we will show you all the cards we received from the Blogville Christmas Card Exchange and the pressies we received from the Blogville Gift Exchange also.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie here. Today I’m going to tell you about the great pressie package I got from my gift exchange partner Pippen from My Life with Scotties. Thanks to Oreo and his mom for putting all of this together for us.

Millie - unwapping stuffie bone

Something green and fluffy is in here

Mom helped me pull the pressies from the box and then I carefully took the tissue off.

This one smells fantastic!

This one smells fantastic!

What great pressies and such a cute card

What great pressies and such a cute card

Here is a close up of all the loot.

Millies gifts from Pippen

Millies gifts from Pippen

Wow Pippen you are a really great shopper. Now it’s time for some taste tests.

Millie - tries Christmas treats

Mom let me try both cookies and they were fantastic! After the taste tests I stepped away for a quick drink and when I got back this is what I found.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to see it.

What's wrong with playing with Millie's toy?

What’s wrong with playing with Millie’s toy?

I know Walter really loves playing with stuffies so I let him have it for a little while. Mom took it away before he totally destroyed it though. Thanks again to Pippen and to Oreo and both their mom’s for making the gift exchange possible. I love all my pressies.

Don’t forget to start sending us your stamps when you think you’ve received all your Christmas cards. Just leave a comment if you need our mailing address. We will also give an update on our card count soon.

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Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. We were so excited to sign up for Angel Jazzi’s Christmas Gift Exchange this year. We will tell you later about the gifts we gave but today it is all about the gifts we received.

These pressies look great Millie!  Back off this is my box.

These pressies look great Millie!
Back off this is my box.

First up let’s see what Millie got. I got some great pressies from my partner Duncan from the White Dog Blog.

Millie - checking out pressies from Duncan

Look at all this great stuff!

Here is my official sit next to your pressie picture.

Mom always makes us pose with stuff.

Mom always makes us pose with stuff.

I may not look thrilled but really I am it’s just that I get nervous when mom makes me pose for pictures. Even though Duncan is a boy he sure knows how to shop for a girl like me. He even included a gift for our mom.

Note pads from Duncan for our mom

Note pads from Duncan for our mom

Let’s move on and see what Walter got from his exchange partner Edward from Two French Bulldogs.

How do I get this paper off?

How do I get this paper off?
Maybe we can lick it off?

We have to admit that both of us were a little wrapping paper challenged and had to have mom help us.

Thanks Edward!  These are great pressies.

Thanks Edward! These are great pressies.

OMD look at the great pressies Edward got me. Did you notice that Millie and I got the same crinkle ball only different colors? Maybe Edward and Duncan shopped together.

Mom wanted to get official pictures of all our loot.

Those Ginger Bread Cookies smell great. Who cares about those cookies...I want that bone!

Those Gingerbeg Cookies smell great.
Who cares about those cookies…I want that bone!

All we wanted was to sample some of those treats. First up were the Gingerbeg Cookies. You did read that right, they are called “Gingerbeg” and OMD do they ever make you beg for more.

Bring it on! These cookies are great!

Bring it on! These cookies are great!

Om Nom Nom Nom....

Om Nom Nom Nom….

Stingy mom only let us have one cookie each. Something about not wanting to upset our tummies if we ate the whole box or something. Oh well she did let us try one of the other treats we got.

Dried chicken breast strips! I love them!

Dried chicken breast strips! I love them!

This sure is drool worthy.

I’m in such a hurry to get it I’m blurry!

Both those treats were amazing. We had never had anything like them. Now we just have to get our mom to give us some more.

We can’t thank our partners Edward and Duncan enough. They picked perfect pressies for both of us. Also very big thanks to Angel Jazzi’s mom for organizing such a fun event.

Don’t forget to start sending us your stamps (some of you already have so thanks). Just leave a comment if you need our mailing address. We will give an update on our card count soon.

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2013 Christmas card - Millie and Walter - Sm

 

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year.

Love to all our friends and followers,

Millie, Walter, Cindy & Charlie

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Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. We want to tell you about the great pressies we got from our partners in Jazzi’s Gift Exchange. First we have to thank Jazzi and her mom for organizing this great event.

Pressie box for Millie from Jacque

Pressie box for Millie from Jacque

First up I, Millie, will tell you about the pressies I got from Jacque at My Life With Scotties. I just love the super cute Scottie card.

Millie checking out pressies from Jacque

Millie checking out pressies from Jacque

That Jacque sure knows how to shop. Old Mother Hubbard treats, a squeaky ball with feets and, Frankie & Ernie avert your eyes, a snowman ornament. Now I think he threw the snowman in to get on my mom’s good side. It’s made from little balls of yarn and with my mom being a hooker…er…I mean a crocheter she loves anything having to do with yarn.

Walter's pressie from Stanley

Walter’s pressie from Stanley

Now it’s my, Walter’s, turn to tell you about the pressies I got from Stanley of Murphy & Stanley. Stanley is a super cool Dood and he definitely knows how to shop for a friend.

Walter with antler and treats

Walter with antler and treats from Stanley

Oh My Dog! Stanley got me an antler and some Zuke’s Lil’ Links! These are great.

This is my antler! Whatcha got there Walter?

This is my antler!
Whatcha got there Walter?

As soon as mom took the antler out of the wrapper Millie was trying to steal it from me and in no time this is what happened.

What? I thought we shared everything?

What? I thought we shared everything?

Before I could even blink Millie ran off to the bedroom with MY antler. Well that is okay because next thing Millie new this is where she found that squeaky ball she got.

I just love anything that squeaks!

I just love anything that squeaks!

Well I guess it all turned out okay in the end. By the way we did give both types of treats a taste test, but we are always too fast for mom to photograph it.

We both want to thank Jazzi and her mom, Jacque and his mom, and Stanley and his family for making this pressie exchange great. We sure had a Merry Christmas!

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. First I want to apologize for not commenting much lately. As I explained earlier I had been crafting my fingers weary and then a few days ago I got knocked out by a very nasty migraine headache. Since I am finally feeling among the living I just finished catching up on all your blogs with a minimum of comments.

With that off my chest I thought I would show you our Christmas tree. You might have caught a glimpse of it in our previous post so I thought I would give you a close up view.

Daylight view of our tree

Daylight view of our tree

Yes it is an artificial tree and it sits on a table to keep nosy puppies away from the precious ornaments. We have had this tree for many years and I love being able to have one up and not have to worry about the pups wrecking it. One of our special new ornaments this year is the angel we bought from Mollie & Alfie’s shop.

First ornament on the tree

First ornament on the tree

She was the first ornament I put up this year. I just love her cute smile. Here are a few of my other favorite ornaments on our tree.

Yarn Snowman Ornament

Yarn Snowman Ornament

This yarn snowman (sorry Frankie & Ernie) is our newest ornament and was part of Millie’s gift exchange pressie from Jacque of My Life With Scotties (more about the rest of the pressies later). He is so cute and just what I needed to represent my obsession with yarn.

Lighted Bird House

Lighted Bird House

This bird house is really fun and I love how you can put a bulb inside to light up it’s Christmas tree and all the lights on its house.

Painted Glass Cardinal Ornament

Painted Glass Cardinal Ornament

This is a very cool painted ornament that I like to place with some lights right behind it. I love the way it looks especially at night.

Whimsical Dog Ornament

Whimsical Dog Ornament

One of the most fun ornaments is this cute dog ornament I received many years ago from a co-worker. It makes me giggle every time I look at it.

Christmas Tree at Night

Christmas Tree at Night

Here is another look at our tree with most of the room lights off. There are a lot of German Shepherd and Rottweiler ornaments to represent our Angels as well as a variety of glass and ceramic ornaments. I like to finish it off with a set of red balls and a red wooden bead garland that looks like cranberries strung together without the mess.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our tree this year. So far we haven’t found any ornaments to represent Millie & Walter but we will keep on looking.

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