Showing posts with label chloe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chloe. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

goodbye october

October, typically my favorite month has been a whirlwind. Good and bad. But instead of focusing on the bad, I figured I'd share the awesome. 

Good things:
tons of Chloe time- she always cheers me up (except when attacking my face, haha)
lots of time with friends. especially my amazing girl friends!
  
family time.
photo shoots! (more to come!!)
  
halloween parties 
dressing up (devil and rosie the riveter)
painting furniture
 Can't wait to see what November brings. Hopefully only good. 
-kel



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chloe Diaries// volume 1

So if you follow me on instagram or facebook I'm sure you've seen this picture (and the follow up video). Honestly this cute pup has so many weird traits. I love her all the more for them though. 
But her newest thing has been dragging blankets out of their basket. She pulls them out one-by-one and brings them into the living room. It was cute the first few times, but it gets a tad annoying putting them back all the time. I guess the next trick will have to be putting them back. Won't that be fun to teach her! haha
It would be a great (and maybe unique) trick, right? So far she only knows sit, stay (which most of the time she likes to ignore) lie down, shake, and high five. I'm trying to teach her wave and getting no where with playing dead.
Any of y'all have awesome tricks you've taught your animal??
-kel

Sunday, June 23, 2013

life lately (via instragram photos)

 lots of walks with Chloe
 the start of pool dates with loved ones
 obedience school (and Chlo graduated!!!)
 birthday parties and surprises!

 and lots of time with my pup.

I love summer!!!
-kel

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A-Z // a is for....

Last week I found an awesome blog feature, A-Z of me, (which I posted about here).
I've been contemplating how to make it my own and since I have (and I finally took a break from reading) I decided to start it!
Wanna join??? If so, I'd love it if you would link your posts in the comment section so I can follow along with your lists!! And of course feel free to make this your own, since I did the same (and cannot take the credit for the feature).
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A is for .....animals. 
 (I almost feel like I'm beginning a kid's story here...)

I'm a sucker for animals....well most animals. There are honestly a bunch of animals that freak me out, scare the hell out of me, or I'm honestly just not a fan of. However, most animals I'm found of. Especially dogs. Dogs are honestly the best. (And this isn't under "D" because I have something better for that letter....).

So I'm an animal fan.
I eat meat though.
But I don't like the thought of fur clothing.
(Three quick facts for you). You're welcome.

To get back on track though, although dogs are definitely on the top of my list, I really do love animals. There's just something about them that makes them seem so innocent and sweet. And I love how they care for their own (and sometimes other animals).

Maybe it's all because I've grown up around having pets. I've had 5 dogs (including my puppy Chloe!) fish, and I even had a crab.... it was an interesting experience. There was also a time when I had a kitten for a day (but then had to let my sister have her...another story for later). But I think dogs have softened my heart for animals. They are just so wonderful in so many ways- they are so loyal and loving and my favorite is that even if you were gone for 5 minutes, when you return home they are overwhelmingly excited to see you.
I'm honestly so grateful for my parents for raising me with dogs. I've learned how to be more responsible and gosh I just have so much love for them because of it.

The first dog I ever had was Buttons-  Red Buttons Stapleton to be exact. Amazing standard red haired doxie. She was my parents "first child". She was several years old when I came around and she was as sweet as could be. She would wake up with my mom for 2am feedings, sit with me and my mom while my mom fed and read to me, and she would even jump up on my crib to peek through and check on me. She never snapped at me, even when I pulled her tail, which was a lot. ( I was an ass of a kid). (If only I had pictures of her on my computer....)

Then there was Coco- Melissa Coco. My parents surprised me on my 9th birthday and took me to the pound to pick out my own puppy. I'm pretty sure I held them all, but I fell in love with Coco, and since we were the first family to choose, we always called Coco the pick of the liter. As a puppy she was awful. Granted she didn't chew on things, or mess up things and she was potty trained in 3 days (with Buttons' help). However she bit....a lot. But eventually she grew up and she was the most loyal (and skittish dog). But she was my puppy and I loved her. The day she died was one of the worst of my life. Maybe that sounds silly if you're not a dog person (or even if you are) but she was such a good dog and such a big part of my life. She even defended me against other dogs when threatened. I miss her still.

And then there's Au'bre Star Stapleton (and yes, her initials are A.S.S.)- not planned but funny nonetheless. She's been a pistol since we got her, which was again my doing. One Thanksgiving while home in Pensacola visiting family my best friend Michael and I went into the pet store at the mall. Bad idea- I've never left one of those not begging for a puppy. But Au'bre pulled out all the tricks she had and I fell in love with her. When my mom met the mini doxie, she fell in love to. So after a night of making our famous pro-con list, we decided to go for it.  While she has always been a sweetheart to people, she hates being around other dogs. Most of the time she just ignores them, but when they come into her territory she gets all..... "doxie". She tried to fight Coco (who was 3x's her size) constantly and poor Coco always gave in. Au'bre also ate everything! One year after my mom and I had gone Christmas shopping, she greeted us at the door with the Christmas tree lights in her mouth. She's currently 10 years old and 25 pounds (thanks to her steroids.... she's got a year long list of health issues).


And of course the newest addition to our family is Chloe Chomps.  Chomps because she bites all the freaking time and also as an inside joke between Steven and I. I feel like I've already talked about her to death on this blog, so I'll spare yall that. However, I will say that I am so lucky to have her. Even though she is still a puppy and has though "wonderful" tendencies she's made us so happy. And she makes this family feel complete.


There have also been countless dogs, cats, fish and other such animals that I've cared for over the years (either at work, home, or pet sat for). I love that each one has had it's own personality and has never deterred my love for animals.

xo
kel

Monday, March 18, 2013

thoughts on the 365 project

 I've been trying really hard to take pictures every single day. My goal in the beginning was to somehow get a picture of me everyday. A different angle, pose, or even just parts of me (feet, hair, etc). The first 2 months were pretty easy. It was always in the back of my mind to do it and I felt like 
I could really do it this year.
Then, I seemed to get busy and forget or I couldn't think of a picture to take that didn't look like the million I already had taken. Then I simply got bored. I tried to change things up and even add photos that didn't have me directly (or indirectly) in them but somehow captured something from my day. That probably helped this project continue on for some more time, but here I am, mid-March and its already fizzled out.
 So far this year's 365 project has lasted shorter than last. And yes I know I have been incredibly busy and it hasn't been the most important thing on my mind so I've let it slip, but it was a goal I so badly wanted to try and finish. I feel like there are so many goals (especially in blog land) that I start but am never able to completely finish. And I hate seeming like I half ass things.
So I'm not entirely sure where to go from here or what I even want to do from here about this project. Part of me wants to pick it back up and the other part of me feels I've waited too long and should just try again another time. But while I do the pros and cons (which I have to do for every situation....or rock paper scissors) at least I have some cute photos from the beginning of this year, including Chloe growing. 

Has anyone else had this experience with the 365 project? And if so, what was your end approach?

-kel


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

reunited with my camera

....and it feels so good.

This past weekend I had a photo shoot for a friend and her family. So I decided that while my camera was out (and since it had been a while), I'd take some photos around the home.
Sorry for the overload of pup photos...but that tongue kills me!


oh and my new car ;)

-kel

Saturday, January 19, 2013

chloe takes on the dog park

Ok, I might be overdoing this whole showing pictures and writing blog posts about my new pup, but seriously, can you blame me? She's so darn cute and I've wanted a dog for so long. Finally having one just makes me smile!
 So today my amazing friend Jen and I took our pups to the dog park. It was Chloe's first time so I was a little anxious on how she would do, but she was amazing. She made friends, never growled or barked and she seemed to really enjoy running around without a leash. Can't wait to take her back!!
xo
kel

Saturday, January 5, 2013

just another saturday night

Just hanging out...watching the Packer game while the pup and I try to feel better (we both have colds I think). Even though she kinda sucks at the whole potty training thing, I still love this little pup. She's already added so much joy into our home.

 Happy Saturday.
Oh....and GO PACK GO!!!!
-kel

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

keagan meets chloe


Last night baby Keagan met puppy Chloe. I think it might be safe to say it was love at first sight for both.
And I mean, really, is there anything cuter???
-kel

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

our newest addition

 
 For the past several months Steven and I have been puppy searching. I feel like I've looked everywhere and without luck. They were either already spoken for, too expensive, or not the kind of dog we wanted. I was starting to get pretty defeated. Then on a whim my parents and I stopped at a puppy store by their house. That's where I met this little one. I honestly didn't think we'd end up getting her, it just seemed too easy. But we did. And we love her! She's so much fun and so sweet. Suffice to say we rang in the new year with a larger family!

So everyone, meet Chloe!!!

Happy New Year!!
-Kel