Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our Christmas Card Photo

Our first Golden Retriever that we named Tod came to us in 1996, and that was the first year we featured him on our Christmas card.  It became a tradition with us.  This year I was going to change that.  I really liked the picture I posted yesterday, and considered using it instead of one with all the dogs.  But being a traditionalist I felt pulled back to what I've done for so long--So, in my mind I created that 'perfect' holiday card. But the dogs had something else in mind.  And despite my best efforts to make a reality of the picture I had imagined for this year, it soon gave way to something else, and the picture below was taken.  I posted something similar to it a couple of weeks ago which was a contender as well.  But even though Rudi and Wendy have their heads down, (it's practically impossible to get all the dogs to look in the same direction at once!) it was in my opinion, the best one to use as our 'family' Christmas card.  What do you think?

54 comments:

  1. It's perfect Kim! Hope you and all your furry friends have a wonderful Christmas! ;0)

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  2. I think it is perfect Kim! It's so sweet that they are all being attentive like a group of children waiting for a story about Santa and Christmas. It shows a special moment at your house and how precious those moments are!
    Tina xo

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  3. It"s great! It's so inviting... I just want to be there to give hugs to each and every one of your kids, they're so adorable! And what has their interest here? Are there treats hidden somewhere between those pages? Or is it just a really interesting book? I love it, Kim. I hope you have a happy time with your family this Christmas.

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  4. I think the picture is fantastic! They are all interested in the story... what a great idea you had!

    Have a great Christmas!

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  5. You know how I love all those Golden faces, so....its the BEST. A wonderful holiday treat....yum.

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  6. We love it! Merry Christmas!!!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  7. Well, of course! A family photo isn't a family photo without all the kids! I love this one! Good choice, Kim...Merry Christmas.

    Liz

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  8. Oh my gosh! Those beautiful faces! "Twas the night before Christmas..." reading moment! :)

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  9. I love it! It looks as if someone is reading a story to a very rapt audience of loveable doggies!!

    You mentioned who would get off antibiotics first, K or Hamlet. I hope that they both get off them soon!!! But, for K, they've started to mention antibiotics for the rest of her life... and she's only seven!

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  10. Any card with all of your little sweeties featured (your hubby included) is the best card, Kim.

    I just love it.

    Happy Holidays, dear. :)

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  11. Do I count 10 members of the audience ?

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  12. T'was the Night Before Christmas When all through the House,
    Not a creature was stirring...

    ...very wonderful indeed! you truly couldn't have planned anything as marvleous as that!

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  13. The perfect card, that's for sure! I was amazed that so many faces were seen and nobody was picking their nose or scratching their behind! Group photos are so difficult to take!

    I really love it!

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  14. It is the perfect Christmas Card! All of those beautiful Golden faces, so intent on Dad's story. Who wouldn't like to get that?

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  15. I LOVE it!

    Daddy reading a Christmas story. My word, it's just too cute.

    Merry Christmas Kim to you and yours.

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  16. I think it is the absolute perfect Christmas card. Tod reading them a story for Christmas--how much better could it get. Great choice :)

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  17. Oh, I want it!! What an adorable photo!!

    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a gaggle of goldens, plus a few others. Based on the number of happy dog faces, you are going to have a wonderful Christmas.

    Mogley G. Retriever

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  19. Awww, the absolute perfect Christmas story time moment :)
    I could just squeeze and kiss all of those sweet faces, ( the dogs ),not your husband....ooh, didn't mean he does'nt have a sweet face too, but, oh dear, I need to dig myself out of this one :)
    The whole gang is so intent of paying attention, it's priceless !!
    May we continue to visit back and forth over the coming New Year, it's been such a pleasure getting to know you, and your wonderful Goldies.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours !
    Hugs,
    Jo
    x

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  20. A wonderful photo of a wonderful family! I hope all of you, 2-legged and 4-legged, have a restful, happy, healthy holiday. Big hugs from all of us at Mucky Boots!

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  21. That's a great photo, all those Goldens and a Morgan type dog. I'm going to try to get mine all in one shot, but I don't expect much success.
    Sue

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  22. Love it, yes. Had to forward it to my daughter who has two labs.

    I can hear them saying "great story but where's the treats?"

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  23. It's a great picture! Maybe not a traditional christmas picture but hey nothing wrong with that!

    Slobbers,
    Droopy, Smiley and Kayah

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  24. This is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious...naturally! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to alll!

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  25. Perfect, just like photographing little kids, they never look where you hope they will.
    That photo screams "Love".

    Hamish & Sophie

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  26. Dear Kim and family, I think this is a wonderful photo that captures your heart. All the babies look adorable! Can I come play???
    Christmas blessings to you and yours,
    Noreen & Reggie-dog

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  27. I LOVE IT! There will always be 'someone' looking away when it comes to shots like this....especially critters.
    Jim

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  28. Brilliant!!! The book is a wonderful touch, they're all listening so attentively! lol

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  29. lovely photo, just perfect......

    Gill in Canada

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  30. GReat picture Kim. Wow, I can't imagine having 10 doggies in one household! Wishing you & your family & K9's a blessed Christmas.

    Woofs
    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

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  31. I love it! So cute!

    Warmest holiday wishes and the Merriest of Merry Christmases to you and all your loved ones Kim ~ four legged and two legged! :)

    xo Catherine

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  32. I adore it - and am so impressed by the focused attention of the group :)

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  33. Oh, Kim that is adorable. I want to hug and kiss them all. And how you captured their attention to the story that is being told! They all look so intent, I almost wonder if there is a dog biscuit hidden somewhere in that book. Very good, I wish I could have a card like that, your friends are lucky!--Merry Christmas! -- Inger

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  34. Pretty cute!!!!! Was there snacks on the floor for Wendy and Rudi? ! That's so funny :)
    Happy Holidays!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

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  35. That photo just warms my soul! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  36. Wonderful, Kim. I really love the dogs... they look like they are all listening intently to a favorite story.... 'twas the night before Christmas...

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  37. That's a lovely photo Kim - wishing you all a merry Christmas.

    Riley and his mum

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  38. We just love, love , love this photo.. and we love everything about Golden Pines... and you
    Merry Christmas
    love
    tweedles

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  39. I think the photo you posted yesterday is gorgeous, but this one is even better!

    Kira

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  40. Hey, Kim, I've been gone for awhile but hope to be back blogging. Checking in to wish you God's blessings this Christmas and greatest admiration for your Golden endeavors!!

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  41. I think it's a marvelous picture!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Licks and wags
    Katie the Border Collie

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  42. Love it! Have a very Merry Christmas my friends!

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  43. I think it is a beautiful picture!

    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Sam

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  44. beautiful pictures, Kim. we love both of them :)

    Wishing u and everyone else at home a very happy and merry christmas. May u find an abundance of love, happiness, friendship and health...
    Love n hugs

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  45. Aww Bless them ! Happy Christmas to you all x

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  46. Absolutely PERFECT!

    Katie in MN

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  47. How gorgeous! You are so fortunate...

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