Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Meet Bella

We had decided way back in January that we were ready to get a puppy.  We knew we were going to have to wait until at least after may, because we were going to make a trip to Iowa to go to Awesome guy's cousin's wedding and visit family.  There would be no place for a dog to go for 4 days so we waited.  Well may came and went and we still hadn't decided what kind of dog or anything.  Well we went to Michelle's house for the 4th of July and she had puppies for sell and we were thinking about getting one of her puppies.  Well Awesome guy decided to keep looking because he really wanted a big lazy dog.  He really like Blood hounds or Coonhound dogs. He looked and there was a breeder in Missouri for Bloodhounds and a breeder in Oklahoma for Coonhound.  So Awesome guy being the way awesome guy is decided to research to two and found out which would be the best breed for our family.  According to the research they both have ear problems because of how large their ears, you have to make sure they stay clean and that bloodhounds have more problems with their skin because it is really loose and they get dirt in the rolls.  Well we choose a coonhound puppy.  We got ahold of the breed and made a deposit and we decided that we would go get her in tulsa on the 16th of August. We let Big Boy pick out from the photos which on he wanted.  He picked a girl,  whose original name was Amy.  Awesome guy decided he liked the name Bella and Big boy liked it too.. I of course loved it because I'm obsessed with Twilight.  So I didn't my to-cents in, but we stuck with Bella!!!:)  So finally on the 16th, we drove down to Tulsa to meet up with the breeder and pick up our new puppy. 

We stayed in Tulsa for an hour or so big boy and bella could stretch and get to know each other before our 2 and a half hour drive home. She did so good on the way home she literally slept the whole way home,  we took her to the vet when we got home and he said she was very healthy!!  We have had her for a couple of weeks now and she is pretty much house broke and is doing great.  We are loving every minute of having her. She is going to be huge though but that's okay!

Friday, September 3, 2010


So I had posted before how Big boy was afraid of water (not like baths, but like swimming).  Well he took swimming lessons last year, but he failed it, and all the instructor wrote was will not get over his fear of water.  To be honest it was very frustrating how scared he was of the water.  Well we worked with him little by little, and by the end of the summer,  he would get in with no problems and even go underwater but he had to be able to touch the bottom with his hand.  This year we decided not to put him into swimming lesson this year because he was still not willing to do what they would want him to do.  We took him swimming several time where it was just for fun, no pressure.  Over time he would get more comfortable, and he would swim underwater, as long as he could touch the bottom with his hand.  The pool where we live starts out from nothing and gets bigger.  So he mostly stayed in the little, little water.  Well we made him go into the water to 3 feet deep.  We knew that we were going to be making a trip to mumus with the family so we wanted him to go to 3 deep so he knew what it would be like in mumu's pool and he could touch so I knew he would be good. We go to mumu's and at first he just hangs out by the ladder and wouldn't do anything else besides go underwater by the ladder.  Well Saturday when the other kids showed up and they were going to go swimming big boy freaked out because mumu had added more water to the pool which made it deeper.  So we wigged out for a little while, then he got in and played for a while and then finally he let me put the floaties on him and he actually trusted them.  THEN he started swimming with them on and we would jump into the pool and by the end of the day he was swimming to the deep end with his floaties on!!!! I'm so proud of him.. I think next year we will probably put him into the swimming lessons again.  He such be ready by then. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My own new adventures...

I was going back to school to become a teacher for either 1st grade or kindergarten.  I went through 3 semester's of school.  The longer I did it, the less I wanted to pursue this career.  I have always loved photography, even when I was little.  I took a photography class in high school and LOVED IT!!  Well recently I decided to change my major so I enroll in the Art Institution of Pittsburgh to get a Bachelor's degree in Photography.  My sister let me come on a photo shoot with her and second shoot it. The only problem I'm struggling with is the posing but I know what I am doing so I know I can do it. So I have a couple people lined up to start photographing and I'm really excited about it.  My Goal is to open my own photography studio and be able to quit my job and have my own business.