Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

by Maggie Sefton






I've spent the past few days in Houston, TX, getting an early start on holiday celebrations.  I was helping daughter Serena and her fiance Jeff (wedding scheduled for next April) prepare for a great Christmas and Holiday Party last Saturday.  It was lots of fun.  Serena always calls it a "Tree Decorating"   party because for the past six years she's allowed the kids who attend to completely decorate her Christmas tree.  Serena puts the ornaments out on the coffee table and lets the kids go to town.  I have to say those kids do a great job.  Here're the results for this year's tree at the top of this post.






Even their miniature Dachsund, Oscar, participates in his Holiday outfit.  I have to say, Oscar is absolutely adorable.  I've always been a "bigger doggie" person, but Oscar has carved a large place in my heart.  And---a spot by my side.  The moment you sit on the sofa, Oscar jumps right beside you and snuggles beside your leg.  Oscar is a lover, for sure.  Cozy Chick M.J. will probably tell me that "all" minature Dachsunds are like this.  :)





The next photo is in a Starbucks Drive-thru in Houston suburbs where Oscar is enjoying what Starbucks calls a "Doggy Whip."  It's a small cup with whipped cream given free for customers' doggies.
Have you folks ever bought one for your dogs?  Is it just a Texas thing?  Serena and Jeff make sure Oscar doesn't "overeat" because extra weight isn't good for Dachsunds.  Too much stress on that long spine.  That's me holding the cup.  :)    




And to the left is a photo of their front lawn lights.  Nothing spectacular.  Uh. . .except for the blue plastic inflatable rocket.    That's because Serena is a NASA Astronaut.  I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas or Very Happy Holidays.   Enjoy, Everyone!