Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wrapping up 2016 - Hey! That's funny!

After celebrating Thanksgiving, Mommy and Daddy took a mini-break to Las Vegas.  The trip was planned and paid for well before we found out Mommy needed surgery, so they were determined to make it no matter what.  I think they used it as motivation for Mommy's recovery.

Even though she wasn't 100 percent, they went and had a marvelous time making some new memories.  Taking it a little easy and a few extra naps is good for everyone, right?  Some of their highlights were:  eating at fancy restaurant called "Prime" overlooking the famous Bellagio fountains.  They sat at George Clooney's favorite table!  He often ate there while filming "Ocean's 11."
While at the Venetian, they went on a relaxing gondola ride and saw a fantastic show called, "Human Nature Holiday."  The group did a wide variety of music from motown, the crooners to modern Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk."  Yes, the audience did dance!

The room they stayed in had a fabulous view of the fountains and the Vegas strip skyline.  Daddy could have stared out the window for hours.

While the people were in Vegas, Ringo and I went to see our friend, Jennifer.  We had a great time. we played and slept with our human friends at night.  During the day, we played with our furry friends. We love going there!  One Sunday, Mommy and Daddy were asked to do the reading at church.  Daddy did part of it and Mommy did a part, too.  A couple of verses really spoke to her and went like this: "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf, unstopped.  Then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy."  People said they did a good job.
On December 14 we had a Donate Life Holiday Lunch.  It was very nice with lots of delicious treats. The Donate Life group said it was to thank them for all their hard work this year.  It is a cause very close to our hearts.

I can't believe Ringo's birthday will be on December 22nd!  He has been with us almost 2.5 years! Wow!  He has added a lot of interesting fun and excitement to our family, you never know what to expect!
Book orders have slowed down slightly before the holidays, but that is normal.  We went to Washington State, New York, Texas, Kansas and Australia!

A couple more dates have been added to our calendar.  February 4th we have a community outreach and April 8 is our Donate Life Ambassador Recognition Brunch.

Soon it will be Christmas.  We are slowly getting ready for the holiday, even though the weather has not been accommodating.  23 below last weekend!  We hope everyone has a happy and joyful holiday season.  We send love and happiness to all of you.  Thank you for your support.  We appreciate it!

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab