Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Year's Traditions

I know New Year's was a month ago, but I wanted to share one of our traditions with you.  Every year, my pawrents get together with my Uncle Joel and now his soon to be wife, Etsuko.  Every year, they always put together a puzzle.  Dad and Uncle Joel can spend hours doing this.  Well, this year Mom had a puzzle of moi made for them to put together.  Although it was a bit simpler than the ones they normally do, it was still fun...I mean how could it not be???  It was of me after all. ;)  It even came in a tin with me on the front. 

While sledding is not a tradition, Mom thinks it should be.  Apparently, the humans had alot of fun riding these red plastic things down the hill.  I wouldn't know about that because they said it was too dangerous for me to come along.  Apparently, the hill is pretty steep and you get going fast and there are sometimes lots of people. (although this time they had the hill all to themsleves)  Well, Mom said the potential for me to get run over by a sled was too great, so I had to settle for a snowball fight with Mom when they returned.  I love trying to catch snowballs in my's great fun!


Ms. ~K said...

I always put together puzzles during the winter months...I'm on my fourth since Jan. 1...
Would you pls send me info on where you ordered cool puzzle of Nala? Thanks!

The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS! OK, first, Ammy wanted to know what you were puzzled about ... then she started giggling, so I think that's one of her jokes that I really don't get. But anyway - WOWZERS! That puzzle is so COOL! Who wouldn't love looking at your gorgeous face?!?! What great incentive to finish the puzzle!
I've heard of sledding. There's something in my blood that tells me sledding is a very good thing. Siberianly speaking, I"ve never gone sledding, but think it would be mighty fun to ride on one of those - don't you? Snowball fights are a blast, too!
Play bows,

The OP Pack said...

Mom always did a puzzle at Christmas time = a tradition she says she needs to bring back. The grandkids love puzzles too. She used to love to do the "Impossible" puzzles but they don't seem to make them any more.

Happy sledding - we would love to pull a sled but our snow is all gone away.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The Doggy Nanny and Fred are working one with a Siberian in a snow scene (imagine that)!

Tank woo fur sharing your furry beaWOOtiful puzzle!

I'm glad woo had some fun with the snowballs!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ah, sledding -- that was when winter was fun!

Sagira said...

That puzzle is SO cool.

Sledding looks like fun, but the snowball fight looks like even more fun.

Maggie and Mitch said...

That puzzle of you is awesome, Nala! What a keepsake to have forever!
We love the last picture of you getting hit by a snowball!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are very impressed with that puzzle and can with YOU on it! Very cool!! Please let us know where your hoomans had it made.Maybe we can get one of us for our folks too. (Yes, that puzzle tradition was also one in our home...this year the old folks forgot to do one.Old age??)
The snow pictures are the best.Isn't it fun catching snowballs & then they splode! We just love snow and do miss our N.Idaho snow soooo much.Next Sunday we plan on going to N.Arizona with our Dales & Friends group to play in the snow. Whheeee.
Smooches, BRD & Hootie

BRUTUS said...

Looks like a great way to kick off a new year!! Mom & dad like puzzles too, but I'm not allowed to help (something about not eating the pieces, whatever). Hope your feetsies are feeling better!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Nala - you had a puzzle made of YOU?? How cool is that!! My humans like puzzles too, although they haven't done one in a long time - you just reminded us how much fun they are! What a great tradition!

And that sledding looks fantastic fun too - I have never seen snow but my humans have - when they used to live in the faraway place called England - but it was never enough snow to go sliding down hills like that!

Honey the Great Dane

Remi said...

Cool puzzle!!! Wow! You look like a deer in that one sledding picture. How fun! Maybe I can talk mom and dad to a trip up your way so I can play in some snow. Oh wait, does that mean I need to get booties too? I know mom's been talking about it for a while now. She's also mentioned getting 'Doggles' for me to wear in the convertible. What is it with moms and dressing us up?! wants me to ask about the brand of your snow/moon boots..

Ruby and Penny said...

What a wonderful tradition. You make a cute puzzle Nala.
Love Ruby & Penny

elbouwii said...

cooool puzzle :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Kasha said...

Amber, you guys are truly such a cute couple always doing fun things! It is inspiring for me and my lil family. The puzzle is the coolest. I need to make one of those.

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - our humans love puzzles too. They like to kick back with a glass of wine around the festive time, chatting and doing puzzles - and snacking of course, he he he! Hey - we simply adore the photo of you being hit with a snowball, you look like you're having SO much fun in it! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.