Monday, November 28, 2011

Some Special Christmas Friends!


I am Winkles (aka Winky Butt) and I spend a lot of time helping out my Pop in the kitchen!  We had a food-filled Thanksgiving eating the meal the pilgrims wished they had, and it was DELICIOUS!

The next  best part of Thanksgiving weekend isn't the hustle and bustle of shopping, but the long-awaited arrival of our Christmas friends.  This year their arrival was later than expected due to a layover in Walla, Walla Washington where they ate walleye and wings while they waited. 

Here at Chris' house, while we anxiously waited for them, our Moo was back at work doing one more round of edits.  First she got into her creative writing mode...

Then she went to work!

After many hours, our antlers started to twitch (Moo's too) and we knew our Christmas friends were almost here.  Before we knew it, the doorbell rang and we had a special delivery!

Christmas Friends

After such a long journey, the Christmas friends unwound in the living room telling us all about their trip!

Finally, they settled in and relaxed.
Moo read them the The Moose at the Manger and they just LOVED it!
It's going to be a great month with our special friends!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chilly on the Outside...Chili on the Inside!

This is Pricilla checking in and giving you an important Moose at the Manger update! Our Moo heard back from her conceptual editor and now she has some work to do on her story to get it ready for the next step in production.  Since we moose work so well together, a group of us volunteered to help.
Here's an overview of the story!

Pencil Moose (from Pennsylvania) volunteered to take notes!

While the editing gang started to brainstorm some ideas there was a delicious smell wafting through Chris's house.  They took a peak in the kitchen to see what they could see...
Wow!  A huge pot of chili simmering on the stove...what a great incentive to get their creative juices flowing. It also brought back some special memories for he dug out an old picture to share with you.

This was taken many moose years ago when Poppy was making chili and I helped in the kitchen for the very first time.

As you can see I loved the chili and ate every last morsel. I've been hooked on people food ever since!

 Well enough reminiscing for one day...

It's time to get back to work!

After a hard day of editing and feeling the chill of the wind while seeing leaves pass by the window, tonight's chili will be even better!


Reminder! 10 days left to enter to win...
Don't forget there is still time to vote for your favorite costume in our "Moose Costume Contest" and you will be entered in a drawing for a FREE AUTOGRAPHED copy of The Moose at the Manger when it comes out in 2012. Just click HERE 

Winner will be picked December 1, 2011!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Conceptual Editing...Moose-style

Duffles and Ruffles

As you can see by our picture we are Duffles and Ruffles. I am Duffles, the taller moose, and Ruffles is my little brother.  We have lived here in Chris's house now for almost 15 years. We  never imagined becoming a civilized moose would be so much fun, but my brother and I love it!  One of the best parts is being able to sleep in a bed.  What a concept that is!

Our book, The Moose at the Manger, is progressing nicely.  This month we are in the conceptual editing phase.  Grammar and spelling and that kind of editing is important but certainly not as interesting as conceptual editing.   We have spent the last week helping our Moo organize some thoughts as to certain images and feelings she wants to make sure come through in the story.

Here we are proofreading Moo's notes to make sure they make sense before she sends them to her editor.  We figure, if we moose can understand them, then everyone else should be able to also.

We don't mind saying ourselves that we think this is going to be quite a book when it is finished!

Don't forget there is still time to vote for your favorite costume in our "Moose Costume Contest" and you will be entered in a drawing for a FREE AUTOGRAPHED copy of The Moose at the Manger when it comes out in 2012.  Just click HERE

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Festive Pictures, Great Costumes, and a Chance to VOTE (and win)!

We can't begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had on Halloween!  We went out in groups to be safe.  We made sure to come in before dark too. Once we were home we shared all of our goodies with the rest of our moose family (and there's over 200 of them)! 

We should be working on some edits now for our new book The Moose at the Manger, but a promise is a promise...Halloween pictures first for all of our readers to enjoy and then we'll help our Moo with the edits. 

First a few pictures -  up close and personal...

The Mighty Hunters
Aarrrbbeeee Matie!  The Pirate
BULL Moose
Rip Van Mooskles...Yawn!
Who wouldn't want to be a moose?!
007 Moose - James Moose

 Leaving the house to go Trick-or-Treating...

The Moose Menagerie... Elephant moose, Pig moose, Dolphin moose and Frog moose

Vacation moose!

007 Moose, "Bear"ly moose, Dr. ChrisMoose, Ohio State moose

When we got back to the house all of us Moose Trick-or-Treaters took a group photo...

We can't wait to do this all over again next year, but in the meantime you can vote for your favorite Halloween moose while we pack up our costumes! Include your name and email address and you will be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our upcoming book THE MOOSE AT THE MANGER which will be released in 2012!

Come join the fun and send this on to someone else so they can too!

The winner will be picked on December 1st!

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