Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Holiday Rewind...Christmas Eve

Yesterday I told you about my visit with the spunky Southern Fried Pugs, well things are just getting started in my Holiday Rewind!  So that brings me to Christmas Eve, and a full day of being with Gammy and Gampy!  Mom wishes we had taken a family picture like at Thanksgiving, but she totally forgot.  It's a tradition in my family to have the big holiday meal on this day, and boy was it an incredible meal.  Usually it's lasagne since mom and Gammy are Italian, but this year we had PRIME RIB, bone-in prime rib!  I wish I could capture and bottle the smells that were emitted from the oven.  Heaven, pure heaven.  And that's not even the best part!  Rather than tell you, I think I'll show you.

Since technically the rib bone is grain free and poultry free, mom and dad decided to give me an early Christmas present.  That was the first sample, and as you can see, I won that round handily.  Here's take 2.

Even though I wasn't able to snag a chunk the second time, it was as awesome as you can imagine!

In the evening, after dark, we hoped in Gampy's car for a drive around town to check out all of the lights and decorations.  There was a lot of pretty houses, but this caught dad's eye and he dad to take a picture.

It's the abominable snow man and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer from the old cartoon!  We missed it on TV this year, but I've watched it with my 'rents in years past.  It would be better with a pug in it...just sayin'.  Oh, and just so you know, it wasn't snowing, dad just played with some photo app on his iPhone.  Yes, I'm still having issues with attention because of those things!  Anyway, when we got home, my peeps let me open a present early.  It was from my friend Tweedles.  I love presents, so I had been sniffing that package for a while.  And you won't believe what she sent me...a piece of her forest!

It smelled so piney and lovely.  Since we have an artificial tree, we tucked it in the Christmas tree at a low level so I could continue to savor the thoughtfulness of my friend.  And then I sniffed out another gift in the package.  I opened it furiously, so excited to see what it was.

Isn't that just the cutest little yellow giraffe?  I went to town on it for the rest of the night.  Thanks so much Tweedles.

Soon it was time for Gammy and Gampy to go home.  We all needed to go to bed and rest up for Christmas morning!  I started to get some early shut eye in the living room.  Turn up your volume to hear me dreaming!

Sorry for the creepy eye and face twitches at the end!  Mom said I must have been dreaming about something called sugar plums, and while that sounds eatable and so quite possible, I am sure that I was either dreaming about the prime rib or opening more presents the next day.  I bet it was presents.  I'm a present shark, always circling the tree and even climbing on the presents to check them out, but I was too quick this year for any good pictures.  So there's no evidence that it was me that ruined the bow and Gampy's big box...nope, not me.  Thanks to my awesome friends, I got to open even more than normal this year.  Here's some pictures of me opening and playing with a great gift from Salinger!  My mom was going to make me wait (the nerve!), but I actually got to open this one up a handful of days before Christmas, thanks Aunt Laura!

It was a great gingerbread man toy!  Right away I tore off his bow tie!  Hehee!  Thanks Salinger!  We also got a pug ornament, cute pug sign, and pug towel and pot holder set (for mom to use when she makes me lots of treats!) from Salinger and his peeps.  They are so nice.  I also can't forget another special Indy friend that sent me a package...Hank!  Sweet Hanklin sent me a sweet treat, but I will show you pictures of that later!

Ok, I need to stop here.  Christmas tomorrow, stay tuned!



Gracie the Agility Pug said...

What a wonderful holiday you had! That grab at the meat was AWESOME. I'm loving your posts.

RebTee said...

Hah! Oh, Payton, you look POSSESSED with that prime rib! I think you might have been dreaming about that, yes? I sleep like that, too, sometimes. Mama loves when I make little barking noises. Such an awesomesauce Christmas!

Minnie and Mack said...

Payton, sweetie! You are just so adorable. WE love the video of you and the rib bone!! and it looks like you've had a lot of practice opening presents.

We're looking forward to your next post!

Kisses and hugs,
Mack and Minnie

Meredith LeBlanc said...

The videos of you going after the rib bone are awesome Miss P! Go girl!

Meredith & Scarlet

Buddy said...

I'm loving the visit down memory lane!!!!! Such a great time you were having!!! I can understand why you had to wait till after the holidays to blog!!! The pictures were awesome!!! Loved the video of you going after the prime-rib! Fierce!!!!!

PugSlope.com said...

Payton, that prime rib looks UH-MAZE-ING! I don't know how your dad managed to wrestle the bone out of your mouth - it looked like you had the death grip on that thing!

The still frame from the second video had my 'rents rolling on the floor they were laughing so hard. Your mouth is open so wide you look like a great white shark! BOL!

So you bark in your sleep, too? I thought I was the only one that did that. From the video, it looks like it was an action-packed dream.

Those were some great gifts you got, too. As you witnessed first-hand, I'm also a maniac with presents. Who could blame us? Like we're just going to sit there and patiently unwrap our brand new squeak-able stuffed toys? You've got to be kidding me!


A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

WOW ... that prime rib looks amazing! We have tiny bites of ribeye but never anything like that! We didn't get to go look at Christmas lights, either - they look awesome! Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

Suki said...

Wow! I'm drooling, sure looks yummy!

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Payton
I see you had your mind set on grabbing that primerib! Have you practiced before?
You got so many cool gifts and I am so happy that you loved the greenry from my forest and the giraffe!

Fearless Jaco said...

This sounds and looks like an epic holiday season! We wanted to tell you we really liked your "serious bizness" picture yesterday too (with the computer). You are a fine looking pug!

moPSY+MISIOber said...

We wanted to comment yesterday but because of some net problem, we couldn't watch your video!! prime rib look so yummy, we ask mom for it too, but she said no, and that maybe we'll get in on next Christmas, but we think she hopes we'll forget. NO WAY! We cna't wait to see what happened next, because you had amazing holidays ! love Frdzio Zuzia and Pucia

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Payton, I love all your photos you looks super cute! Mmmmmmm ribs! I would have done the old snatch and run technique on that one!!! Awww you look like you had sooooo much fun! I like the Abominable Snowman and Rudolph, i like your added iPhone snow, but wish it was snowing, it wasnt the same for me this year without snow on Christmas day! Tweedles gave you an amazing gift that big piece of her forest, I bet it smelled soooo goood of her home and the pine, so very christmassy and such a cool idea, Twee is wonderful and so thoughtful!
You look like you had a lot of pressis and enjoyed opening them all!
I loved watching the video of you sleeping, Mum was laughing so much at you dreaming! I do the same thing! I bark in my sleep and my legs go all crazy like I'm running after cats or rabbits in my dreams!! I wanna come to your house for the holidays because it looks so happy and christmassy there! I cant wait till next Christmas now! Love, licks and big pugalier hugs from your friend Frank xxxxxx