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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Meet George!

This may go down as the best Christmas EV.ER!
(If you need the back story to our puppy obsession adventure...
click here!)
After spending Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with our Indiana aunts, uncles, cousins and grandma, we pointed our swagger wagon toward our St. Louis family! The SIL's (think sister-in-law mafia!) were hiding our surprise Christmas puppy, Big George!
We had kept this secret for over a month, but those last five hours on the road trip were.so.long. By the time I saw the arch, I was in full out "stupid talk!" 
I was delivering a constant stream about the weather, the traffic, "remember to say 'please' and 'thank you'" and "Raise your hand if you think I am funnier than Dad!"
When we finally arrived, the SIL's presented a box with a stuffed animal puppy inside. While my kiddos were wisely saying their "thank you's", Big George was carried in! 
A lot of shock, disbelief, and squealing (ok, I did most of the squealing!) later, we had our puppy.


George takes a trip in the swagger wagon...home!
A boy and his dog...










I find myself comparing everything he does with our old girl, Shelby. "Remember when Shelby played wolf-dog?" and "Shelby always..."
He has some big, proverbial shoes to fill. Considering the size of his paws, I'm sure he'll find his way. 


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http://liveandloveoutloud.com/
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http://www.somethingwagging.com/
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40 comments:

  1. Very sweet. I remember when we drove home with our beagle, Gracie. We were so excited. I cannot imagine how excited your kiddos were. What a great Christmas!

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  2. Hello, George! Is he named for our first president? A relative? A dance move I don't know?

    Congrats on the best Christmas ever - you rock!

    xoxo michele

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  3. That may be the cutest puppy ever!

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  4. He is precious!! Congrats on the new addition and pulling off an amazing surprise!

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  5. OMG, that is one gorgeous puppy!!!!!!!! Happy times to come! XO, Pinky

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  6. Oh my gosh Kerri, he is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! I don't know how you kept him a secret. I would have just busted wide open!

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  7. George is so cute I want to just snuggle up in his fur and never let him go. That sounds weird, doesn't it.

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  8. I've been anxious to hear how the big surprise went! You are an excellent secret keeper!

    George is just the cutest most handsome puppy around and I love his Christmas collar. He definitely looks like he's going to be a big boy!

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  9. Awwww, puppy surprises are the best!!

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  10. Sounds like George is doing well and the kids are enjoying! Don't Jimmer start feeding him table scraps :)

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  11. George is adorable and I am sure the kids are thrilled! Keep us posted on your housetraining and overall puppy adventures! Our puppy is due to come home around February 11th! Happy New Year to you!
    Cheers!
    -Shelley

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  12. George is sooo adorable and love his name!

    NEwest follower from http://imnotatrophywife.com

    laura

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  13. Oh My Goodness! I am in love with George!

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  14. Oh wow!! Memorable Christmas indeed! What a cutie he is!! :) Thanks for linking up this week Kerry...look forward to seeing what you capture in 2012! :) Happy New Year!

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  15. Oh my goodness! Adorable puppy...priceless photos!

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  16. Oh my goodness! That puppy face is gorgeous! Sweet story, too. Glad you had a great Christmas!

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  17. O.M.G. I might love tiny puppies more than little babies {well, except maybe my own baby!}. ADORABLE! Happy new year!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! He is adorable!! Great shots! I’m hosting a new photo challenge called Simply Silver Sunday. Hope you will stop by and enter. Please visitSimply Silver
    for details. Thanks! Happy New Year!

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  19. What a beautiful puppy. I'm so jealous. My dog is older and I've been wanting a puppy. Good Luck. He is adorable. And I love the name.

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  20. Thanks for playing with Michelle & I today!! What a precious baby!!!!

    happy New Year!

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  21. HE IS AMAZING! Found you through the link up. Congrats on your new puppy! Enjoy all of your moments with him!

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  22. Your new pup is totally precious!!! What an adorable little FACE!!!

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  23. Amazing gift!! What a precious little pup! So cute and fluffy!!!

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  24. He is so darn beautiful I can't stand it! I know he has big shoes to fill but, judging by that precious face and sweet eyes, he has tons of personality to share with his new family. Keep us posted! Oh, this so makes me want to get another one - I think my Jack needs a friend:).

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  25. Such beautiful photos you have shared with us. They are awesome captures. Such a happy little family. This is my first visit to the meme and am having such fun viewing all the posts. Happy New Year...genie

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  26. Aww!!!! What a sweet and awesome present from Santa!!!! Thank you so much for linking up with us!!!

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  27. I think that will go down as the best present...EVER. We love our Golden, he is a joy.

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  28. He's adorable! Congrats to your whole family!

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  29. He is precious! I just got my own golden puppy a few weeks fore Christmas too. They are an amazingly photogenic adventure. Enjoy him while he's little mine is growing like crazy!

    He was our Christmas Reindeer:

    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-stroll-down-memory-lane.html

    I'm now following for puppy adventures!

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  30. Such a beautiful dog. What a wonderful Christmas present

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  31. What a sweet puppy! I know you are all enjoying him.

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  32. George is adorable. Nothing better than a Golden (unless it's five golden's - like at our house)!

    AROOOOOOF!
    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

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  33. so sweet! I bet your kids were super happy! thanks for linking up with show off your shot!

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