Before our trip, Mike came across a recipe for salted caramel martinis and vowed to make them for everyone on Christmas Eve. They tasted much better than they looked, but were definitely sugar bombs.
Ripley was still worn out from the long drive, and playing with her new Florida friend, Tyson. Her favorite thing quickly became curling up on the love seat next to the Christmas tree.
On Christmas morning, Ripley and Tyson opened their presents: matching plushy toys that they almost immediately shredded.
We left Ripley to play with her toys, and met Mike’s sister and her family for a Christmas Morning walk at Bradenton Beach.
After two days of Christmas festivities, Ripley only had the energy to nap beside the Christmas tree.