Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve 2010

Merry Christmas Eve!

Wishing you a wonderful, magical weekend with your loved ones. Hope all your holiday wishes come true!

Sending you love,
Kevin, Amanda, Miley & Howie ♥

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72 Responses
  1. Yvette

    This is an amazing picture Look at them snuggling!!

    I found your blog on youtube watching your boston videos. I have 5 bostons, Rambo (my first) Hailey, and 3 puppies. Silver Fox (he is silver) Clifford the big black and white dog and Woody. Love all of your pictures!

  2. Mary

    Thank you for the smiles! I just discovered your blog yesterday through a friend and I love it. Two Boston Terriers own me, so I know… the joy, laughter, and love.

    Mary in Charlotte, NC

  3. Katy

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pictures!!! I tried my best to capture one of my son, but he doesn’t pose as well as your boys!!! I went and purchased the 50mm lens just because of these pics you posted last year. I LOVE your photography. I am studying photography myself and am a BIG fan of yours. Hopefully, my next lens purchase will be the 24-70mm. I learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Geneva

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I just love the picture of Miley and Howie, we have been trying to figure out how to get our 3 Bostons to lay by the tree and sleep, almost impossible, by the time they are sleeping, we are exhausted! LOL. We will keep trying.

  5. Janine

    I am a new follower here and I am enjoyig your blog.Especailly the photography parts. I have a question I have just bought my first canon dslr. I am loving everything bokeh and while I have been practising this, I would love to know how you get a subject so clear and the bokeh looking great like you have with the photo of the dogs.

  6. Shruthi

    Merry Christmas….luv evrything abt this site…Keep up the good work…Wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a wonderful new Year ahead!

  7. Maddy

    How did you take that picture? I think you posted on how to do it but I cant find that post, anyways if you would email me or give me the link on how to do that I would appreciate it!!
    Thanks for you awesome tutorials!!

  8. Elizabeth Rhyneer

    Merry Christmas Amanda. I have a Christmas wish this year for my wonderful Daughter-In-Lay, Katie Emerson Renz. Katie has been diagnosed with gastric cancer, she is 39, wife and mother of three small children. Will & Nate 5 and Hunter 11. She was admitted to the hospital on Christmas eve and will be there until tomorrow. Family in the area and friends helped make their children a wonderful Christmas but with out their mother at home. She is a blogger like you and so many others, please include Katie & her family in your positive thoughts and prayers. The doctors are giving her no cure only treatment for the remainder of her life. Please read her blog. Thank you Elizabet Rhyneer

  9. Toni Thomas

    Merry Christmas to you guys too! Mile and Howie are adorable as ever! My husband was just arguing with me that they did not fall asleep like that and that Miley did not put his arm around Howie like that! LOL I said yes he did and that just cuz our BT’s don’t sleep together like that doesn’t mean others don’t.

  10. Arlene and the dogs

    MY HEART MELTS WHEN I SEE YOUR PUPS..I HAVE TWO FRENCH BULLDOGS..YOU CAN TELL THEY ARE COUSINS. BUT,,How in the heck do you get such a lovely bokeh,,,I have tried and tried..there must be a secret..I have a Nikon D80..
    Merry Christmas

  11. LindyLou

    Merry Christmas to you too! I’ve only recently discovered your blog but it’s been extremely inspiring already! Keep up the awesome work!

    (PS you must share how you took this picture! It’s amazing!)

    1. Amanda

      Hi LindyLou! Here are the settings I used:

      Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens
      1/250 sec
      ISO 3200
      Canon 580ex flash used

      Edited with Retro Lollipop from Florabella

      Merry Christmas! :)

  12. sandy morris

    Merry CHristmas to you and your adorable babies. and Thank You for all your inspirational ideas, and recipes, and contests, and links to wonderful websites, and contests, and how to’s and everything else too.

  13. Marilee Vickers

    Merry Christmas! Love how your two puppies are sleeping and they have their arm around each other. Precious!!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and love your blog posts!

  14. teresa

    Merry Happy Merry EVERYTHING to you too!
    And let me say…that is honestly one of the most ADORABLE pictures….EVER!
    Thanks for sharing YOU!

  15. Christy T

    Merry Christmas and thank you for all your wonderful blog posts.

    I especially love the photography tips, fonts and recipes. Keep up the great work!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    From California

  16. Jane Crawford

    Your Christmas picture has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. My two mini-daschunds won’t get that close to each other. Thanks for a year full of fun stuff. Looking forward to the next.

  17. donna baker

    As a dog & cat owner I know how capturing this picture made you all warm & fuzzy inside. It it totally cute! Merry Christmas! Thanks for bringing us goodies all year long

  18. Debbie

    Amanda (and Kevin and your beloved pups),

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year. Your posts have brought me such enjoyment all year, and this photo is the icing on the cake. Adorable! Do they really sleep like that??! So cute!
    What a great photo.

    Debbie in S. Florida

  19. jenny@boxandb

    Merry Christmas Miley and Howie. Bella is wishing she was snuggled with ya’ll enjoying the tree. Well, maybe just Howie. ;)

  20. Kweta Danner

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too! And thank you for having a wonderful website and sharing with all of us…your recipes, your fonts, your photography tips, everything! Hope you have a wonderful New Year too!

  21. Anna Faustini

    Thank you Amanda,
    Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas ever! Hope Santa brings you lots of surprises too! God’s blessings and peace to all.

  22. Donna T.

    Happy Holidays! Thank you for another great year of pictures, recipes, fonts and your adventures! Thanks for sharing your life. Happy New Year!

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We love to travel and to eat! Here we share our favorite quick and easy recipes, plus travel tips and guides for our favorite places around the world. If you have any questions about what camera I use or how I edit my photos, check out my photography tutorials.


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