Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcome 2012!

 We are all happy for the new year and looking forward to lots of fun in 2012.

 I'm so happy to have celebrated the holidays watching Zephyr and Astro have a great time.

 Our few days in Phoenix over Christmas were really nice.  The weather was great.  The mornings were crisp, there's actually frost on the grass, and then the days warmed up to the 60s.

 Astro gave some love to Grandma.

 Zephyr spent quality time with Grandpa.

 PJ took out Astro.  :-)

 Zephyr and Astro love the big grassy yard and had many runs like this.  We also practiced some agility, but no video of that.  Zephyr's been doing great.

 The night after Christmas we went to Zoo Lights at The Phoenix Zoo.  I'd heard that it was really good and it didn't disappoint.

 We were almost run over by these racing deer.

 I was surprised that it was so busy after Christmas.  We had to park in the overflow lot and there was a huge line to get tickets.  Luckily we had pre-purchased ours and walked right in.

 I'd never seen a light show like this and was really impressed.

 Back at home the fashionista is still at it, and she hasn't even returned Zephyr's collar yet.

 The boys got to open some more pressies when we got home.

 Astro got a bag of chicken strips and Zephyr got a bag of duck strips.  Yum!

I hope you have a great 2012!


Sue said...

So glad you had a fab Christmas with your parents.

The zoo looks lovely.

Wishing you, Atro and Zephyr all you desire in 2012.

Anonymous said...

BOL! I think that collar suits her. Maybe she can keep it? ;)

Sounds like a great time had by all in Phoenix! Yay! :D

Happy Happy New Year to all of you! :D

Waggn at ya,

gyeong said...

Love that first pic. Looks like the rabbit was caught at the last second from making a break for the door.

What Remains Now said...

Happy New Year to you! Looks like you had a great visit.

Angela J. said...

Happy New Year to you all!

Claire Krigbaum said...

Mmm, duck strips! I love watching your dogs run. Happy New year!

houndstooth said...

I love that picture of Astro next to the Christmas tree at the end! Good heaven, he's a tall fellow!

It looks like you and the boys had a fantastic Christmas! Bunny is intensely jealous of that run in the field you had.

Happy 2012!

The Barn Door said...

What a wonderful Christmas you had!! The boys look like they had a blast. PJ is adorable too, I used to show Beagles!!
Happy FurDays to all of you!!
Karen & the Hound

Winnie said...

That was a great set of photos of what looked like a really special holiday time with all your loved ones.

Thanks for sharing your special memories.

Love and licks, Winnie.

Sara said...

Looks like you had a great time over the holidays. Super to watch the boys running and playing together. Alas my two never do anything together.
Happy 2012
Best wishes from the UK
Sara, Tille & Raven

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!!

KB said...

Happy New Year to you too. I hope that 2012 sees a continuation of the good health of both Zephyr and Astro.

Thanks for the warning about chemo and the dip in WBC count afterwards. I'll be keeping a close eye on K during that time period.

And, thanks for your support.

The Lady said...

Happy New Year guys!

Kini_pella said...

Oh my goodness...Astro is HUGE! Ha ha ha. The pictures with him by the tree put it into prospective! Hope you had a greyt new year :).

♥Edina♥ said...

wish you, your family and your Hounds a lovely 2012!!!

Angela said...

Happy 2012! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Zephyr looks great! I love the video, great job of keeping up with their sibling rivalry! I'm glad they went easy on the little fellow too!

Lindy MacDuff said...

That, to me, looks like the ideal way to spend the holidays. I love the photos of the houndies with their grandpawrents! I didn't realize your boys were so tall! We may have to adopt boys the next time around; we love big dawgs.

Yes, Phoenix Zoo Lights is definitely worth the trip. We went one year while we were living out there. Would definitely see it again.