Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nikko picks the Blog Hop winners!

My husband set out to buy some cheese kisses to use in the drawing. Good idea! I could write the numbers on each little wrapping ... and , I had a chance to actually read the number before it was consumed.

As I sat on the sofa, opening the packs, Nikko came and stuck her nose into the package. "Well, I'm ready when you are",she seemed to say. She takes her tasks very seriously. I saw her glancing at the screen as I wrote the numbers, taking notes on the more flattering comments.

Finally, all was ready. Aren't they pretty in their colorful wrappers?

"Let's get on with this, mom, you know dogs are color blind"!

"Hmm, this one looks like a winner"!

OK, Nikko! This was a good plan. She dropped it in my hand when I asked for it. I get the wrapper with the number and Nikko gets the cheese.

#89  (Susan) gets the Zodiac panel.

Second pick,  #53 (Jeneta) gets the bear panel.

This is just like living with two kids! Papa comes in and says he wants to pick one too. Well, I do have a Beckoning Cat panel somewhere in the stash, so go ahead and pick one. (After all, he did go out and buy the cheese)

The bonus panel goes to #47 (Nadine)

So, that's it from the rabbit hutch!

The meal has been eaten, the dishes washed and put away, the legos have had a good working over, smile for the camera and it is time to drive the guests, (Well, Obachan and Ichi behind the camera) off to the train station.

I hope you too have had a very merry Christmas!


  1. I'm SO happy being the bonus winner, THANK YOU !
    I still cannot believe I'm so lucky ;>)

    Wonderful picture of you all ...

    Merry Christmas !


  2. Way to go, Nikko! You are getting really good at this. Merry Christmas to everyone!

  3. What a lovely picture (and story of winner picking, go Nikko!!). My best wishes to you and your family at Christmas and for the New Year Julie, it was a delight to meet you in 2012, I wonder what 2013 has in store.

  4. Julie, to you and your family, All Good Wishes to you all, now and for the coming year.Meeting you has been wonderful, and I am sure 2013 will have news, quilting, family photos and more , waiting for us..A lovely family photo. Fond greetings to you all from Jean ,Congrats to the winners, Nikko is one clever doggie!!!

  5. Congratulations to the winners!
    I love Nikko's outfit and the family photos is wonderful.


  6. Nikko has that look of "Really Mom". I love it! My daughter stated that Nikko looks like a Japanese warrior, and this was without knowing where you live. Looks like you were having a merry Christmas.

  7. love the pictures xx looks like a good time was had at your house xx

  8. That's such an awesome way to pick the winners - very fun!

  9. And a good time was had by all!
    but I thought Nikko would have been more discerning ;)

  10. Well, doesn't Nikko look festive! Glad to see you all!

  11. What a wonderful picture! So much fun having loved ones around us on holidays - a gift in itself. blessings, marlene

  12. Nikko is very cute!! Wish you and your family a Happy New Year!! How can I say it in Japanese? In Portuguese is Feliz Ano Novo!!!


  13. Nikko is so adorable and a very good helper! She looks very good in red.

    That is a very sweet photo of you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  14. Congratulations to the winners! And, my oh my ... Nikko! What a Christmassy get-up you have on! While you were admiring how elegant our temporary dog, Dexter, looks, you couldn't see (because he's SO HAIRY) the green bow in his hair and the even bigger jingle bell wreath he's wearing around his neck. All hidden in the hair! Ha! Not nearly as good a model as Nikko!