Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Decorations!

This is my very first Christmas where I have a Christmas tree and decorated the house with Christmas lights!
We don't have too many decorations, but I still think that our house has the best decorations on the entire block!
I will definitely scour the stores right after Christmas for clearance sales to stock up on more decorations for next year.

View of the front of our house!
Blue icicle lights, lights on the tree trunks, and a reindeer!

Side view of the house.
We are very happy with how it looks

Close-up view of our eating reindeer.
Her head moves up and down.

We bought a real Christmas tree!
It's called a "noble fir" tree

This is how the tree looks with the lights off!
Ooh. Fancy.

aaaand.. this is how it looks with the lights on.
See Marbles watching on the lower-left? :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Guinea pig mani/pedi

After an unfortunate incident the last time we cut the guinea pig's nails (which involved some blood loss. poor marbles.) we decided to let the professionals do it!

Orange County Cavy Haven offers guinea pig mani/pedis at $3 per piggy (what a deal!).
We all piled in the car (jeff, me, marbles and ruby) and headed down to the OC to give our girls a spa day.
And by "piled in the car", I mean:
  • Setting up the pet carrier with plenty of soft fabric to ensure maximum piggy comfort
  • Get Marbles and Ruby out of their house by chasing them in circles and cornering them. They can haul @$$ when they really want to...
  • Put the pigs in the pet carrier and place into car
  • Make a guinea-pig-snack-bag for the road, consisting of romaine and carrots
  • Packing a guinea pig water bottle with their snack bag
Guinea pigs are travel size

The entire car ride down to the OC was filled with guinea pig squeaks and squawks -- courtesy of Ruby.

Marble was lucky contestant #1.
She put up quite a fight. Boy, was my face red.

Ruby was more cooperative

Marbles (in the carrier) watching Ruby get tortured

The entire process was very fun.