Thursday, December 26, 2013


We've had such a fun Christmas!
 Lady made reindeer cookies.
 Rachel knew us in China many years ago! She was happy I remembered her. She spent the day with us in Delhi before returning to the US after one month in India.
 Pallu making her birthday cupcakes. She turned four on Dec 23. Her family came down from the high mountains on Dec 22 to stay for a week. You have seen many pictures of her on my blog since she was nine months old. She lives in apple country. Lady and I went to visit many times. I love it there. It is under snow now.
 Baking sugar cookies.
 Pallu's birthday breakfast of cinnamon rolls.
 FOr her birthday, Lady took Pallu to the big mall to see all the holiday decorations. Yes, they decorate for Christmas here, and have the day off, but don't believe in Jesus.

 Pallu and her birthday cake.
 Pallu got a wooden teaset for her birthday. So, she gave me "tea and biscuits."
We invited our helper, Mani, and her daughter and two granddaughters over for Christmas. Annishka is 15 months. She liked her baby doll. Tanishka is 7 and we gave her a Barbie. She was happy. Mani got new shoes.

 Christmas at my house! We had two more families join us, so we had seven little humans and seven adults here. It was so much fun! Of course I was worn out when they left. I am waiting for folks to drop good stuff. The little ones gave me carrots and dip, and treats. Well, everyone was told NOT to give me bones. A little human accidentally dropped a piece of chicken with bone on the floor and I had it in my mouth lickity split. Lady dove over and tried to dig it out but she was too late. So she tried to get me to move away from the kids' table. When she touched my throat I started crying really loudly. Lady again went digging in my mouth to try to dislodge the bone. She made me gag to try to get it up. I cried and cried. Lady tried again and finally I gagged and either got it up or down. Lady was so scared that I might have gotten a splintered bone so she watched me very carefully. She wouldn't let me have anything else, and put me in her lap. I had already been sat upon by a two-year-old, tailed pulled by the four year-old, but I was good and didn't snap. I did snap at the boy who almost stepped on me. I have been around little humans for many years and I am very tolerant. But Lady said I had had enough and scooped me up. I am fine now, by the way.
 Aunty Gail visits with Rekha and Pallu.

Craft time!

 Opening presents time! Thank you Aunty Tonya, Uncle Kris, Josiah, Micah, Nathanael, and Anna Faith for my favorite treats -Beggin Bacon Strips!

My stocking I've had for nine years!
 Some of the food Lady served. I had carrots, ranch dip, cheese, and tandoori chicken! They also had green beans, mixed green salad, cheese biscuits, sweet potato casserole and veggie patter.
 Our happy birthday Jesus carrot cake.
 Santa Paws brought treats!
 The little humans were tired and fell asleep on MY new blankie!! Yep. That's what was in that big box. It's just like the one I pulled off of Aunty Gail's bed and drug into the living room when I stayed with them.
 Four of the seven children we had in our house on MY new blankie! I love it. After they left, I curled up on it with my new squirrel squeaky.
Aunty Gail had already left by the time we took the photo. We were blessed to have such wonderful people spend the day with us. Each little human lit one of the advent candles and finally the Messiah candle. And we all sang happy birthday to Jesus! Joy to the World! The Lord is come!!!! 
I hope my Blogville friends had a wonderful holiday as well. 


  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
    Have a tremendous Thursday Marley.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Christmas is great when you can spend it with friends and family.

    Looks like you had a wonderful one.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  3. Love the pictures of Pallu. AND the Reindeer cookies...
    What a BEAUTIFUL family. MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year.

  4. What a blessed Christmas you and Lady had! We think it's wonderful that you had so many friends over to visit. That makes it more special. We didn't like to read about you getting that chicken bone stuck in your throat. Our Mommy would have been frightened too! We're glad that in the end, you're OK. We had a pawsome Christmas too. We will work on a post about it when Mommy finds some time. We mailed your card to the New Delhi address that you gave us last year that has the E-92 in it. (Hope that this card finds you, not like last year when it never arrived.)

    You're looking mighty dapper in your pictures Marley! Handsome as ever.....

    Lily Belle

    1. That's the right address -postal code 110048. Maybe it will get here. I check everyday. Pallu just left, at 7:00 am. I'm going back to bed by the heater!

  5. Bummer about the chicken bone....but the rest looks and sounds fantastic. What a great day and a great way to celebrate Jesus!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. I'm so glad you had such fun celebrating Pallu's birthday and Jesus' birthday too!!


  7. Looks like u had a beautiful Christmas, thanks for visiting my blog and welcome again

  8. You had a full house for the holidays! Those cupcakes look so good, and happy belated birthday to Pallu. :)