It’s now becoming an annual Christmas tradition… This weekend we went on a lovely walk with 14 other Irish Wolfhounds and their people down in Mission, BC.
Our own year old baby, Tully, had a blast hanging out with other equally giant dogs. None of the puppies were even intimidated by his size, and he romped and frolicked with the other wolfhounds to his heart’s content.
It was great to connect with other wolfhound people, commiserate, and ask questions. For example, we weren’t sure if Tully was lean enough, as he’s been packing on the weight in the last month or so. It’s hard to tell, though, since we don’t have any other wolfhounds to compare him too. It was great to get the feedback (although I’m sure Tully won’t appreciate that he’s going to have to lose 10lbs.)
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our boy and more beautiful wolfies! Last year’s walk pictures too!
Having a retail store, we start decorating at work the end of November. It took a week into December for us to get into the Christmas spirit at home. Now we’ve gone out to the Christmas tree farm, roasted marshmallows, decorated the tree, made homemade gifts for family and our business partners, and even watched the kids’ concert. The holidays are in full swing!
Sugar (above) and Spice (below) playing instruments during the Little Drummer Boy at the school Christmas concert.
Schools out! Yeah!
We picked a much smaller tree than usual to fit into our tiny house, and it’s just lovely. Thankfully, Tully hasn’t been interested in the least, so he’s let it totally alone.
We thought this tree far was perfect for Jason.
Now the kids are off school, and I’m going to be mostly at home for the holidays. This will be the first time I’ve had the holidays actually off (minus one day) for years, and I’m pretty excited about it. The last couple of years have been pretty hectic and stressful for the holidays, so this year my goal simply is to be in the moment, keep it simple, enjoy and relax. Mom and Dad are coming, so they will be staying in their guest dungeon downstairs. They are pretty low key guests, which is great.
Today after I get out of my bathrobe we are driving down to the coast for a quick overnight, and a long morning walk with 20 other Isish Wolfhounds. I’ll be sure to post the pictures! I’m a wee bit nervous, because Tully isn’t neutered and they will all be off leash, but mostly I’m just looking forward to it.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Sometimes we forget in daily life how lucky we are to live in this gorgeous place! Yes, our Kelowna family does almost everything in the video (although not every day, of course.) We love living here because there are always so many things to do, and it’s so accessible, outdoorsy and fun for families. Come visit and see what all the fuss is about!