Friday, December 23, 2016


Christmas is almost here, and I've just finished wrapping the last of the gifts today. Perhaps I'm weird, but I enjoy buying, wrapping, and giving gifts to my friends and loved ones. I even made gift tags on the computer this year, because it is fun.

Families have different Christmas traditions, but one I miss after my mom passed away January 2013 was her Christmas morning tradition in our family when she was healthy: she always made a homemade fresh coconut cake, and that's what we ate for breakfast on Christmas morning! My
brother and I would drink a tall glass of cold milk with our cake, while Mom and Dad had steaming cups of hot coffee with theirs. Not healthy? Well, coconut is fruit, and the cake had eggs, milk, butter--so it could have been worse! Besides, it was so yummy!

I pray you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Keep in mind that the holidays can be brutal for those who have recently lost loved ones. I lost my mom in January 2013, and that Christmas 2012 was her last one with us--we knew it would be, so it was highly poignant for all of us. Yes, God will comfort those who grieve, but humanly speaking, it is a difficult time for many. Let's be extra kind to those we know who are missing husbands, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, or even children, unfortunately.

Merry CHRISTmas, doxie friends, and have a happy new year as well!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


The big day is almost here! I love everything about Christmas: the music, the hustle and bustle, the happy moods of shoppers (most of the time), and buying and wrapping gifts for friends and loved ones.

Not to be outdone in the holiday department, here are more Christmas doxies--enjoy!

Merry CHRISTmas! Dachshunds . . . you gotta love ' em!

Saturday, December 17, 2016


It's been quite a week around the Hinton household. Going to parties, church programs, and then a birthday party for our daughter Bethany last night--we've been busy. Oh, did I mention that some of us also had the good fortune of getting the stomach flu as well?? Ugh, I was so sick. But I'll spare you the details.

In any case, the Christmas season is in full swing, and I wanted to share some Christmas doxies with you, so here they are. Enjoy!

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I'll be posting a few times before Christmas, so until then, stay well, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and remember the true meaning of this holiday!

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Merry CHRISTmas!

Friday, December 9, 2016


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This is really a busy time in our household until the first of the year: three birthdays, two anniversaries, Christmas parties, Christmas church programs, shopping, decorating--I am sure that you understand! That's why I'm not writing much on this blog until the first of the year.  

I will be posting cute and lovely photos of Christmas and Christmas doxies, however--enjoy!

"I dunno why they keep putting these
silly collars on me!"

"Do I look like a Christmas tree??"

"The Treat Brigade"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Monday, December 5, 2016