Thursday, July 30, 2009

James 1st haircut

James just had his 1st haircut. Camille from church did a great job. She is who also cut my hair. Even though all of his cute little curls are gone, he looks so cute with his new cut. He hasn't been called a girl once yet. Before his cut people would always comment on what a cute "girl" he was. Here are some before and after photos:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Last week, Justin's mother was up from North Carolina. It had been a couple years since we've seen her last. On Saturday, Justin's aunt Monica had a Fink family gathering so everyone could get a chance to see Julianne. Here are a few photos from Justin's mom side of the family:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Goodbye Hunt

We said goodbye to our dog this past weekend. We love him and miss him very much, but, it's just something that had to be done. Hopefully, they will be able to find him a good home. You can read why we had to give him up here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. My computer had issues(too many pictures).
After almost a year, I got almost 12 inches cut off my hair! I have donated it to Locks of Love Here is a before and after picture:

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hunter is a great dog. He is very smart. He knows a ton of tricks (sit, stay, come, jump up, shake, play dead, roll over, and many more). He loves to go on bike rides. He is kennel trained. Hunter is up to date with his shots and is fixed. He loves OUR family and even a few others (Pat, Kathy, Erika, Jerry). But now I will tell you why we must give him away.

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The problem is that he wants to bite anyone who comes on our property.You might think oh that's not too bad my dog bark at people. Hunter would not only bark but he would bite them if we let him. See, we did everything we shouldn't have done to socialize him when he was puppy. We got him last fall when he was around 10-11 weeks old. Once winter came we rarely socialized him with people. We didn't really have very many visitors over the winter. When we did we would sometimes even put him away in the garage because some of our friends have kids who are super scared of dogs so we thought why not just put him away when they were over. He is a Chocolate Lab/ Chesapeake mix. Chesapeake's can be know for being protective. He is very smart and quickly became trained and very obedient so we thought we didn't need to spend the money on obedience training( another mistake). We did have a trainer come out to our house to take a look at Hunter who actually breeds and specializes in Chesapeake's. She said that he is very scared of people when they come over and doesn't know how to handle that. She gave us a bunch of tips and a gentle guide leash (which we love). But the bottom line is that it would be very hard to undo the fear that is already in him of strangers. If it were just Justin and I we would definitely keep him. But with all the small children in the neighborhood always coming and going he is just too much of a risk. We have been trying for the last 2 months to find him a good home or at least a no kill shelter but who wants a dog with an aggression issue. So we will probably end up giving him to a humane society which he will be labeled not adoptable and be put down. We love Hunter, but at the same time don't want anyone getting bit.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July

We had a bit of a "different" 4th of July than we have had in the past. Usually, the extended family would get together and have a family event/picnic. That was always a lot of fun. But, now the "extended" family is getting so big we are kinda splitting up a bit with a get together for every holiday. So, we ended up going to my mom and Pat's for a BBQ. After that we hung out a bit then headed over to Delano for some carnival fun and of course fireworks! Although we didn't get to see the whole family we had a great 4th!!! Here are some pictures: