Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tree...Done Simply.......FMS367





Every year I vow to have a sweet simple holiday season.....just like this tree.  And somehow it just always morphs into craziness like this.......




Since Miss E and her parents were returning from a week in Aruba I was in charge of picking up their pups from the kennel. With a leash in each hand and a large utility tote full of toys and blankets over my shoulder I headed out the door.  But as soon as I got to the car an elf tapped me on the shoulder, waved an envelope and said "You can't go yet!  Your daughter paid for a photo session with Santa!'  Of course she did......  

Before I knew it I was in a room full of employees dressed like elves, clutching two leashes as Cooper and Benny lunged at dogs coming and going.  Christmas music was playing and all sorts of treats were being handed out.  We finally got in line and only then did I notice the person in front of us had a small horse......for real - not a big dog - a horse.......of course we would be in line behind someone with a miniature pony!  Cooper and Benny just about had heart attacks!  They were beside themselves trying to get up close and personal with that horse.  Thankfully a very helpful elf came to my assistance.  The pony trotted out and we handed the pups to Santa.  The picture says it all.....Cooper is panting from the exertion of trying to get to the pony and Benny looks a bit stunned as if he is trying to figure out what he has just seen.  Me?  I'm off to the side panting from the exertion looking a bit stunned......


Karren's sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches is a classic!  Hope you join us!  The DT call continues another week.

                                                


CAS Christmas has a star challenge this week.

                                                  



Stamp Sets: O'Tannenbaum (Purple Onion Designs), Winter Fox (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Whisper White, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Blendabilities


19 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Hahahahaha...that story made me laugh right out loud! Love that you got roped into doing the dog Santa picture. I'm with Benny, I've had that same look on my face several times after pictures with Santa too.

Cute card! Love the sweet tree! :)

Brian King said...

I'm trying to figure out how I can score a Santa gig with other people's pets. What a fun story! I love your transition from beautiful, simple card to chaos. The tree is super-sweet. Hope the rest of your Christmas is relaxing and fun. <3

Dawn Tidd said...

And poor Santa, all day everyday in that craziness! Love that sweet tree. It really makes a statement about the season. 🎄

Dawn MacKay said...

Your card is sweet and the horse and puppy story is hysterical. It's sure to become a favorite family memory...thanks for sharing it with us! : )

LeAnne said...

Adorable card....but your saga about getting the pups to see Santa was just what I needed this morning! Reminds me of the time I had to take my parents' Doberman and dachshund to the vets to get shots--never again!
Your pretty little tree is sweet and simple and I love the sentiment!!

I Card Everyone said...

oh LInda… the only thing this post is missing is a photo of YOU on the sidelines, panting from exertion!!
I can't write here what I might have said if someone told me I had to take their dogs to see Santa... dedication, that's what that is!!

Your card is absolutely adorable - and btw, my tree looks very much like this one! Come on over... you just might need a toddy.
=]

Amy O said...

I love this sweet tree! And I love your story. What is it that makes small dogs utter fools when it comes to investigating larger dogs (and horses)? Where is their sense of self-preservation?

Linda said...

Lovely simple little Christmas tree with the bright star on top. Cute Santa picture and funny story to go with it. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Susan said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas tree card - love the border of dp co-ordinating with the green of the tree. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

seeing a horse would have really got my dogs all in a tizz, loved your funny story :)
great card, such a sweet little tree with the star and love the touch of DP as the frame. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas Challenge.

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... so funny Linda!! :) Thanks for sharing your "special" day with Cooper, Benny, Santa and the pony! :) I can't imagine someone taking a pony for a picture with Santa --- I'm sure it was a surprise for everyone!

LOVE your card. Beautiful tree with a sweet star topper. And great framing with the starry paper. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Flair Girl said...

How fun! This card is so warm and I love the picture with you and your precious pets!

Flair Girl said...

Love your sense of humor too! So fun to read

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! That story is TOO FUNNY!! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that photo!!

Your card is fabulous!! I LOVE that tree and the DP you used. Great design!

Bonnie said...

LOL, Linda, I think we all long for the sweet simple Christmas from old fashioned novels. I know I do. I haven't seen one of those since I was a child and no doubt then only because my mother was taking care of all the craziness! But you have a wonderful photo of Santa with the pups and a lovely sweet, simple Christmas card to bring us back to earth! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Karren said...

You have the best stories! Wonderful photos and a fabulous card!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

OMG this is just the cutest little CAS Christmas tree.... love it.
Love your story as well. I was waiting for someone to start galloping. Hugs

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Somehow I am not surprised that you were in line behind a horse! But good for Benny and Cooper for handling themselves so well! And kudos to you as well! Cute card. I love that style of tree!

Kim S said...

Only you could get yourself in this situation!! (Or maybe it's just your fabulous sense of humor vs. the rest of us who would get annoyed and grumpy!) I love your little stick tree - such a classic and just perfect with the simple paper and little sentiment.