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Shoot Me NowFestive!

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by

Christmas is finally over, bringing me back online.  Time to write up some posts and visit all my favorite blogs!  What better way to come back than with my submissions for the A ‘lil Hoohaa blog monthly photo challenge.  This month’s subject is festive.  I can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures!

1.  I apologize for this picture.  I really do.  The evening these lights were put out I walked the dogs with my daughter.  With it being so cold, I attempted to fling the bag of dog poo over the hedge so I could collect it and toss it in the morning.  As you can see, I throw like a girl.  Which made it the most festive bag of dog poop ever!

bag of poo

2.  The weekend before Christmas brought us record breaking warm weather.  We took advantage of the 75 degree December day with a boat ride through the inter-coastal waterway and beyond.  My friend asked if we wanted to pick some fresh, wild mistletoe.  He pulled the boat up to the water’s edge for my son to collect a bunch.  Not wanting it at home with the dogs, I had my daughter place it on an outdoor light-up frog at my mother’s house.  During our Christmas visits to her house I made sure to kiss the frog every single time.


    3.  During our boat ride we stopped at the Blackwater Trading Post for barbecue and coca-cola.  This festive deer greeted us from the far wall.funny deer head

4.  Peppermint fudge.  There is a long secret story to this but I can’t tell you what it is.  I know my Dad is smiling down at me because of it, though!

chocolate peppermint fudge

5.  It isn’t Christmas until I take out my snowman collection.  I would say I have about 50 of them, give or take a few.  After Christmas Mass on Christmas Eve, we go to my Mom’s house for her mother’s famous beef soup and then she comes to my house to spend the night.  Later that evening we drink champagne and watch a bit of the Pope celebrating Mass on TV.  It is during this time that I turn on all of my battery operated snowmen and light the ones with candles.  Only then is it truly a festive Christmas.

snowman collection

I know we were only supposed to post five pictures, but since this is Christmas time I added a bonus.  Because Christmas isn’t festive without Santa.  And frankly, it makes up for the festive poo picture.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

McArthur Center Santa

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  • So, I lost my comment, when I clicked post.

    I LOVE the bag of poo decorating your hedge and I love your snowmen too. With new kitten, we have had to be careful what we put out this year.

  • Bag of poo: worst decoration ever. Nice festive shots, although I don’t think that deer thinks so. Happy New Year!

  • Lisa

    Your photos and commentary made me smile…big! I added a bonus photo as well. Love all your shots…even the festive poo one.

  • jo W

    Yeah … never thought of poo and festive going together … guess you proved me wrong!!! hilarious! Those snowmen look toasty and warm … what a happy gathering!

  • Your evening with family sounds amazing. I sense the warmth just reading it. We also have soup (this year beef as well) on Christmas Eve after church. That is my favorite night of the year.

    Wishing you and your family the VERY, VERY best year ever.

  • Mel

    Wow…..wild mistletoe–how cool is that?!

    And you’re right…Santa makes up for the festive pooh. LOL Happy New Year to you and yours, ma’am!

  • Paul

    Oh, but I found your Christmas Poo photo very entertaining. You better keep those snowmen a little further away from the candles though, or they might melt. Nice collection of shots for the theme this month.

  • Ron

    OMG Katherine, that photo of the peppermint fudge is to DIE FOR! When I first saw it, I thought it was peppermint bark.

    Super selection of photos! My two favs are of the snowman and the one of Santa. I love the angle you shot that at!

    And also, I laughed my ass of at the dog poo bag!!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, girl!


  • An excellent set of images this month, Katherine. That poo photo is funny! The peppermint chocolate looks amazing! The festive deer made me laugh as well! Good stuff this month!

  • GeoKs

    What a great mix of writing and photographs, with just the right dash of humour. I particularly enjoyed your description of your traditions on Christmas Eve and the lighting of the snowmen. Wishing you all the best in 2014!

  • Great use for bag of poo. Better than putting it on someone’s porch and lighting it. That’s not nice.

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