Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Picture with Santa Claus!!

For those of you who tune in to life at Harvest Thyme, you may have read that last week was a pathetic week for me. So, on Saturday I decide that I needed to do something fun! I packed up Lil' Pumpkin and Dixie and we were off to see Santa Claus.....if anyone can make me smile, I knew Santa could do the job!! Now of course, Dixie is an avid passenger in the mini-van but Lil' Pumpkin was a tad skeptical as she has never left the barn, though she does look content in her little crate:)
So,we were off to see Santa Claus at Town-n-Country, the feed store were I stock up on all that expensive feed for the sheep, goats, horses, chickens, and birds. I usually take the beagles with me to get pics with Santa but since the friend with benefits was busy I could not manage all four animals by myself. The beagles tend to be very "dramatic" about car rides and being around other people and animals.....they are much better as homebodies so they stayed home this year. Dixie, on the other hand, is a big ham and just loves attention. Lil' Pumpkin I carried in like a little baby and she was completely content letting me hold her. Now, of course I had to be the only one who brought in a real farm animal at a livetock feed store so Lil' Pumpkin was a big hit!
I think Santa even liked her even though he is use to his reindeer:)
Isn't this a wonderful portrait of my kids? Nobody cried, carried on, screamed, or had a fit like some of those 2 legged kids do! Dixie even got a goodie bag with presents from Purina. It contained a new brush, frisbee, measuring cup, a fun mat for her food bowls, a food scoop, a foldable food bowl, a tennis ball toy, a magnet for Mom's refrig., a new bandana, and a thermo mug for mom!! A very nice gift!! They didn't have any gift bags for lambs however:) Maybe next year! Of course, because I was having a good day, something had to go wrong. I forgot my camera so I had to wait till they posted the pics on their website. So why didn't I scan the photo they gave me you ask? Well see I have a new $450 printer, scanner etc in a box in my back bedroom/study that I got last year from my Teaching History grant but have yet to figure out the whole thing. Other than all the rain we got yesterday and today, so far this week is much better!!! However, it is only Wednesday:)
But I needed something to make me smile and this picture did the job!!
It even warms my heart!!
I hope it brings a holiday smile to you also!!


thecrazysheeplady said...

This is definitely something to make you smile! Very, very cute :-D

Rayna said...

Super cute!!

Tracey said...

The picture definitely makes me smile. It is so you and so sweet that you brought Lil' Pumpkin to get her picture with Santa Claus!
Dixie and her look so cute! That should be your Christmas card. Dixie must have been a good little doggie this year to get such a great bag of goodies from Santa!!
Is it just the way Santa is holding her or does Lil' Pumpkin have a Lil' belly on her :)
I am glad your week is better! We are supposed to get some rain and bad weather here tonight.
Take care,

Christy said...

What a great goodie bag! And the picture is so cute. I wonder if anywhere around here lets you bring farm animals for pictures with Santa.

Deb said...

Oh my gosh Kristi, that is such a cute photo :) Santa must have been so surprised!

I'm so glad your having a better week. You definately have earned it.

Tammy said...

What a cute picture! I think your dog is bigger than your sheepie. Clever idea, and that little sheep is the cutest thing.
Tammy (glad you are having a better week)

Susan said...

That is such a cute pic and it's not just because I'm Dixies Gramma either LOL. Ivy is soooo jealous, she didn't get to see Santa this year.