Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas. Smith Feet. Snowy.

Snowy Report.

If no one had told me Snowy had severe kidney disease, I would never have guessed it by looking at him yesterday after he got home from the hospital. He seemed energetic, happy and (most importantly) pain free. He drank well and has eaten just a little. He trotted up and down the stairs at a relatively energetic clip and was in major Snuggle With The Fam Mode. (Which I love.)

He’s still on a special diet and on several medications but all in all, he’s acting pretty perky which truly makes my heart happy.

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Unpacking the New Camera

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With all that Snowy’s been going through, I’ve gotten a bit behind on acquainting myself with the camera and taking some pictures to post; however, here are a few I managed to snap shortly after the camera arrived. I’m still at the “just turn it on and push the shutter button” stage so anything good in any of these pictures is entirely due to the camera and not me.

I just can’t begin to tell you how pumped I am about all adventure ahead of me as I discover the marvelous mysteries of good photography.

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Tree Decorating Night

Here are a few pictures (taken before new camera arrived) of our tree decorating; as I mentioned earlier, we were a little bit late with it because we wanted to wait until Nathan got home. We realize that each Christmas we spend as a foursome is extra precious since each year that passes finds him flying further and further from the nest. (sniff)

We all drank the traditional eggnog and then, of course, we had to kid Sarah about the year she went to the kitchen to top off our eggnog glasses and accidentally pulled out the buttermilk instead. We were all standing there, sipping away, making polite little faces and murmuring, “Hmmm. This eggnog has quite the unique flavor!”

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Holding a favorite ornament . . .

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Snowy Snoozing with Steve and Sarah Smith. (With all those “s” sounds, it’s a good thing I don’t spit when I write.)IMG_2215

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Smith feet. View one.

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Smith feet. View two.

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Snowy cuddled between Sarah and me.

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Later on he moved to the other side of me. With an entire huge couch to lie on, he chose to plop himself down in the teeniest little corner on the edge. Nothin’ like living dangerously!

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This was the view under the tree five days before Christmas. Can you tell we’re running a little behind?

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Merry Christmas Eve!

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9 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Krista Labrensz said...

Merry CHRISTmas to all of the Smiths! I hope you have a great time together.
I'm sorry to hear about Snowy, but am glad that he is doing well so far.
Blessings to you all,
Krista

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope Snowy continues to feel chipper!
(I am sooooooo sorry to hear the news that you got from the vet!!!)

Christmas love and blessings to all the Smiths from
Mrs. Pam and the Preschool Pen Pals

Ann Martin said...

Can't we pray for a miracle? I think pets are special to God, too, and I know He hears our prayers. I realize His answer may not be what we want but we can ask. That's what I'm doing even now. Enjoy this holiday season.

Sheri Holthe (Oleson) said...

I am happy to hear that you are able to enjoy Christmas with Snowy feeling a bit better. I can't wait to hear how the camera journey goes...it is also the camera of my dreams (someday). Now you have to start entering the Pioneer Woman's photo contests and start earning money for new lens' :)...oh the possibilties now! Have a safe, happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Enjoy your little Snowy for as long as you have him. We all should follow that. We don't know from one Christmas (or day) to the next who will be with us and who won't. Snowy is our little reminder this season to hold the ones (furry or not) we love a little longer and tighter...thank you Snowy!

Anonymous said...

God tells us in His Word that we can have what we want...and I for one believe Him...HE ALSO TELLS US IN Psalms 23 You shall not want...so WHAT I really want is healing for Mr. Snowy or to allow for the diagnosos to be wrong, in Jesus Name we ask.
Amen and Amen
Your Texas friend,
FH

Rachel said...

I'm so glad Snowy is home for Christmas. Last year at this time we lost our 11 year old sheltie to stomach cancer. We had to put him down on Dec 23rd. It's never a "good" time but that was extra hard.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. And I can't wait to see more pictures with your beautiful new camera!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Smith Family! So glad you are all under one roof. Please give Snowy and extra hug from me. I know what it is like to be in your shoes. It's been 2 years since I lost my precious little fur baby. I believe animals go to heaven and I firmly believe I will be reunited with him one day. For now I take comfort in knowing that he is not in pain anymore and he is running and playing on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Debbie in Ft Walton Beach FL

Kristina said...

Hey Smith Family-

I was so sad to hear the news you received about Snowy, but am likewise thrilled that he is doing well and you are enjoying your Christmastime with him.

Merry Christmas!

-Kristina in Alaska

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all the Smiths. I hope you are having a lovely Christmas.
Trine