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Welcome

Below you will find picture albums we have shared over the years. Some will continue to grow as others are older and have a particular time to them. Feel free to add photos to any Christmas album as we like to see photos from our friends and family whom we may not have gotten to spend time with over the holidays.

Recent pictures

Watch Me Shrink

Nov 2009
Nov 2009
11-23-2009: Front view with Priest shirt.
Nov 2009
Nov 2009
11-23-2009: Side View with priest shirt. 18.8lbs down since the beginning of the year.
08-27-2009
08-27-2009
Quick! Say Cheese!!!
08-27-2009
08-27-2009
Playing on the slots, no idea Clint snapped the photo.
Front Shot, Jan '09
Front Shot, Jan '09
01-03-2009:
Feeling better and now refocusing on weight loss journey.
Side Shot, Jan '09
Side Shot, Jan '09
01-03-09:
Here is a recent side shot taken early January when I decided to recommit to my weight loss journey after a rough 2008 filled with health problems.
Side Shot, Jun '09
Side Shot, Jun '09
06-20-2009:
Rejoined Weight Watchers on 06/17/2009. This is my starting picture for rejoining.
Encompass Party - AKA Fat Pic
Encompass Party - AKA Fat Pic
Taken at the final Encompass Party in April 2006. This pic was my wake-up call.
08-05-2006
08-05-2006
Profile picture taken at spur of moment while shopping.
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8-10-2006 B.jpg 2006-08-10
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8-10-2006.jpg 2006-08-10
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9-9-2006.jpg 2006-10-11
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9-9-2006b.jpg 2006-10-11
9-10-2006 Right Profile.jpg
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9-10-2006 Right Profile.jpg 2006-09-10
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9-24-2006.jpg 2006-09-24
Profile picture
Profile picture
9-24-06 This was taken to show the smaller size shirt. This is an 18/20!!!
9-30-2006 A.jpg
9-30-2006 A.jpg
9-30-2006 A.jpg 2006-09-30
October 2006 Front shot
October 2006 Front shot
October 2006. 14.6lbs gone! 9.0 " total body gone! 3 Months on program!
October Profile
October Profile
10-06-06 This is my monthly picture. 3 months after joining weight watchers
Front of New suit
Front of New suit
10-28-2006. Front of size 18w suit. It's a little snug, but it'll get bigger!
10-31-2006 A.jpg
10-31-2006 A.jpg
10-31-2006 A.jpg 2006-10-31
11-02-2006
11-02-2006
The dimples have returned!!
11-05-06 Starting Pants - Size 22 (b).JPG
11-05-06 Starting Pants - Size 22 (b).JPG
11-05-06 Starting Pants - Size 22 (b).JPG 2006-11-05
11-05-2006
11-05-2006
Having Fun!
12-11-06
12-11-06
Front view of Suit from October. You can see how it's not quite as snug.
Thank You 2006!
Thank You 2006!
Showing off my curves in the suit. Believe it or not, the top is too big!
December 11, 2006
December 11, 2006
December 2006. 25.2lbs gone!!!
Christmas 2006
Christmas 2006
Showing off my new Jeans which were a present to myself for reaching my 1st 10!
Christmas 2006
Christmas 2006
Showing off the thinner Me @ christmas.
1-20-07 left side
1-20-07 left side
Showing off for January. Left side profile
1-20-07
1-20-07
Right Profile pic for January 2007. Size 18 Goucho pants.
1-20-07
1-20-07
Front View. January 2007. Showing off my figure for January!
Shannon - 32lbs later!
Shannon - 32lbs later!
April 2007. 1 week after breaking the 30lb barrier! Legs, Legs, Legs!
Legs, Legs, Legs
Legs, Legs, Legs
April 2007. 9 Moths after starting Weight Watchers. Down 32 lbs since July '06.
April '07 Front Shot
April '07 Front Shot
32lbs down! Here comes Summer! Look Out!
April 2007
April 2007
Looking to tomorrow. 32lbs gone!
April 2007! Down 32.2lbs
April 2007! Down 32.2lbs
Be sure to get my best side!
Shannon - April 2007
Shannon - April 2007
Down 32lbs since July '06. Loving Weight Watchers.
30.8lbs & 27
30.8lbs & 27" total body gone!
This is a pic of me wearing my "before" pants, a size 22. I'm now down to an 18/20 and can't wait to be in a 16/18!
Close UP, What a difference!
Close UP, What a difference!
Taken 4/29/07. The pants are a size 22. I'm currently wearing 18/20. 30.8lbs gone!
This thing swallows me.
This thing swallows me.
You can see how big this shirt is on me now. It's incredible! 30.8lbs gone!

The pups

Ostere on a pedastool
Ostere on a pedastool
11/19/2009
Ok, I'm ready to work out mommy.
Ok, I'm ready to work out mommy.
11/19/2009: Ostere sits on the treadmill.
Look! Man made snow!
Look! Man made snow!
11/18/2009: The living room after they've popped a pillow.
Hunter, Ostere, & Phoenix
Hunter, Ostere, & Phoenix
11-14-2009: After Ostere & Cassie were spayed, they had to wear the inflatable collar to avoid licking themselves.
Daddy, Wake up
Daddy, Wake up
11-06-2009: This was SO funny. Clint was trying to take a nap on the couch when this happened.
Dog pile!
Dog pile!
11-06-2009: Ostere called for reinforcements.
Hey! Get up!
Hey! Get up!
11-06-2009: Hunter keeps licking Clint.
This is WAY too crowded for me
This is WAY too crowded for me
11-06-2009: Lucy jumps down when the crowd starts to get too big on the couch.
Ok, let's just cuddle then.
Ok, let's just cuddle then.
11-06-2009: Cassie & Ostere decide to lay down behind him since he was taking up most of the couch.
Daddy, you gonna roll over & cuddle?
Daddy, you gonna roll over & cuddle?
11-06-2009: Ostere still wasn't comfortable so she decided to try and climb back up on Clint.
Mommy your shoulder is SO comfy.
Mommy your shoulder is SO comfy.
11-06-2009: Cassie stretches out, using my shoulder as support.
Why are you taking my picture?
Why are you taking my picture?
11-06-2009: Ostere takes Clint's seat on the couch.
Ostere sees the kitty
Ostere sees the kitty
10-31-2009: Cassie sits on my lap, Celeste jump up next to me, and Ostere stands on her back legs, all staring at the cat.
Cassie, Shannon, & Chaos
Cassie, Shannon, & Chaos
10-31-2009: Chaos came downstairs. Cassie is laying on the couch next to me as I pet Chaos.
What's that?
What's that?
10-31-2009: Cassie barks at Chaos.
Phoenix spots the kitty
Phoenix spots the kitty
10-31-2009: Linda talks to us while phoenix peers around the stairs at Chaos.
Clint, Cassie, River, Ostere, Phoenix, Chaos, & Linda
Clint, Cassie, River, Ostere, Phoenix, Chaos, & Linda
10/31/2009
Clint, Chaos, Phoenix, River, Celeste, & Smilie.
Clint, Chaos, Phoenix, River, Celeste, & Smilie.
10-31-2009
Sound the alarm! We have an intruder!
Sound the alarm! We have an intruder!
10-31-2009: Chaos ventures into the puppy lair.
Lucy Lou
Lucy Lou
11/22/2009
Daddy - Can I have some attention?
Daddy - Can I have some attention?
11/19/2009
Fine! I will go plot your demise then.
Fine! I will go plot your demise then.
11/19/2009
Oh No! The dreaded sneeze.
Oh No! The dreaded sneeze.
11/19/2009
"Down & Stay"
"Down & Stay"
10-16-2009: Trainer works with Lucy as she practices the "Down-Stay" Command.
"Sit & Stay"
"Sit & Stay"
10/16/2009: Lucy works on "Sit" & "Stay" commands.
Smilie
Smilie
10/21/2009
Celeste
Celeste
10/21/2009
Ostere
Ostere
10/21/2009
Phoenix
Phoenix
10/21/2009
River
River
10/21/2009
Clint & River
Clint & River
10/21/2009
Cassie
Cassie
10/21/2009: She started to jump towards the camera just as we snapped the photo.
Clint & Cassie
Clint & Cassie
10/21/2009
Contortionist?
Contortionist?
10/21/2009: Smilie is sleeping with his head at an odd angle behind the mirror while lying on his back.
Ah, nothing like a quick dip
Ah, nothing like a quick dip
09/09/09: 11.5 wks old. Smilie decided to take a swim in the pool we have out back.
My pool!
My pool!
09/09/09: 11.5 wks old. Smilie was guarding the pool.
Water? What water?
Water? What water?
09/09/09: Smilie tracks water all over the walkway and porch in the backyard.
Smilie & Shannon
Smilie & Shannon
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Smilie & Shannon
Smilie & Shannon
09/07/09: 11.5 wks old.
Smilie & Shannon
Smilie & Shannon
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Smilie & Shannon
Smilie & Shannon
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Smilie & Shannon
Smilie & Shannon
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Phoenix
Phoenix
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Phoenix
Phoenix
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old.
Phoenix & Shannon
Phoenix & Shannon
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old.
Phoenix & Shannon
Phoenix & Shannon
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old. He was licking me a bunch. He really takes after his daddy.
Phoenix
Phoenix
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old.
Phoenix & Shannon
Phoenix & Shannon
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old. You can really see how big he is in this photo. He's almost impossible to pick up.
Phoenix
Phoenix
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old. He was hugging me with one paw on either side of my neck.
Ostere & Shannon
Ostere & Shannon
09-07-2009: 11.5 wks old.
Ostere & Shannon
Ostere & Shannon
09-07-2009: Kisses, kisses, and more kisses.
Ostere
Ostere
09/07/2009: 11.5 wks old. This truly has got to be one of my favorite photos of her. She is definitely the runt of the litter.
Ostere & Shannon
Ostere & Shannon
09-07-2009: I was trying to get Ostere to look at Clint to get a head on face shot of her.
Kisses galore!
Kisses galore!
09/07/2009: Ostere decided she wanted to give lots of kisses today.
Celeste, Smilie, & Phoenix
Celeste, Smilie, & Phoenix
08-31-2009: Celeste, Smilie, & Phoenix chill by the fan as it starts to cool down now that the air is fixed.
Phoenix
Phoenix
08/31/2009: He looks at me like this all the time. Doesn't it just make your heart melt? 10 wks old.
Ostere
Ostere
08-31-2009: Ostere jumped on stool trying to get Linda to feed her. Linda had the bowls in hand about to set them down.
Lucy Pregnant
Lucy Pregnant
06-14-2009:

You can really see just how big she was in this picture. You would never have been able to tell that she was carrying 10 in that belly of hers.
Ostere & Phoenix
Ostere & Phoenix
08/22/2009 Wow, Ostere is looking more and more like her mommy. Just look at this shot and the one of Lucy at a young age. It's amazing.

I've moved Lucy's young photo next to it so you can see the similarities.
Who me?
Who me?
I swear I'm behaving. I'm only 12 weeks for goodness sakes.
Lucy Nests
Lucy Nests
06-14-2009: 5 days before Lucy delivers the puppies. She starts to nest in the whelping box we created.
Ready to Pop!
Ready to Pop!
06-14-2009:

Five days before giving birth to her litter of 10 puppies.
Really mommy? You gotta take my picture like this?
Really mommy? You gotta take my picture like this?
06-14-2009: Another shot of Lucy 5 days before giving birth.
Hunter with Cone
Hunter with Cone
Hunter comes back from his check up with Dr. Tepper to be sure his stitches are healing nicely after his neutering. Due to the excessive swelling we had to put a cone on to be sure he wasn't licking his sutures. He came in the house and once inside he refused to move from this spot for almost 6 hours. 08/16/2009
Lucy & Hunter
Lucy & Hunter
08/22/2009
Lucy & Hunter
Lucy & Hunter
08/22/2009: They were both sitting on the couch really nicely and then they heard the puppies.
What's going on?
What's going on?
Hunter had jumped that barrier and was looking back over the barrier at Clint, Linda, & TeeJay. 08/14/2009
I wonder if I can get that toy without being caught.
I wonder if I can get that toy without being caught.
07/04/2009: Hunter eyes one of the puppy toys. He's notorious for stealing their toys and sheets right out of the box.
Dogs on couch
Dogs on couch
12-24-08
Hey you! How did you get here?
Hey you! How did you get here?
Lucy claws at the snowman as if trying to get it's attention.
Chance & Hunter
Chance & Hunter
11-28-08
Hunter gets a bath
Hunter gets a bath
Bath time 11-28-2008
Bath time
Bath time
Hunter gets a bath. 11/28/2008
Tasty
Tasty
Hunter licks his nose during his bath. 11-28-2008.
Shoe? How did this get here?
Shoe? How did this get here?
11-19-08
New toys
New toys
Hunter enjoys his new toys. He's only about 8 months old in this photo.
Hunter Scoping out the gifts
Hunter Scoping out the gifts
Hunter is checking to see what he can steal.
Spirited Hunter
Spirited Hunter
06-27-08 hunter comes home - don't trust Clint in a pet shop! how can you resist though?
06-27-08
06-27-08
hard day!
06-30-08
06-30-08
i like the bottom of this. it's so cozy!
07-04-08
07-04-08
my sleeping pot belly puppy.
Halloween 2007
Halloween 2007
Lucy tearing it up @ the halloween pary.
Sleepy time
Sleepy time
10/12/07. Lucy curled up on the bed.
Car ride
Car ride
10/11/07 Lucy sleeping on the car seat as she heads to the vet.
Great things...
Great things...
10/11/07 Great things come in small packages. So tiny, yet such a large voice.
Love the bed.
Love the bed.
10/12/07 Mmmm... the bed is so comfy.
Stretch...
Stretch...
10/12/07 I love to stretch out on this nice big bed.
I'm getting so big...
I'm getting so big...
Lucy, 12 weeks old. She's getting so big.
Mommy, I'm being stalked
Mommy, I'm being stalked
Lucy watches the cat to be sure she's safe
What's that?
What's that?
Lucy looks to see what's going on in the other part of the house.
who me?
who me?
I'm cute. I know it. You love me. I'm only 12weeks old.
My pillow!
My pillow!
I took over this pillow on my first night. I keep all my toys in this corner. Mine I tell you. It's all mine.
Aren't I just adorable
Aren't I just adorable
My eyes are starting to droop like my mom & dad, but I'm still unique w/ my rare colors.
Lucy
Lucy
Taken 01/07/08
I've gotten so tall
I've gotten so tall
Taken on 01/07/08
What?
What?
06-30-2008
04-14-08
04-14-08
8mths old
I've gotten so long!
I've gotten so long!
6-30-08: this is our spoiled little princess.
08-17-2008
08-17-2008
almost 1 yr old.

Painting Transformations

Carpet rip out
Carpet rip out
Me and Lucy the day we ripped out the carpet. It's distorted because it came from a cell phone posted on the web.
Office Ceiling Fan
Office Ceiling Fan
01/13/2010: We are about to install the new office ceiling fan.
Office painting
Office painting
01/15/2010
Clint being funny
Clint being funny
01/15/2010: Clint decided to be funny and take a picture of my butt as I bent over to cut in near the baseboards.
Hand cramp
Hand cramp
01/15/2010: I started getting hand cramps in the middle of painting.
:-)
:-)
01/15/2010: Clint coming in to say "hi" while I was painting.
A painting we will go....
A painting we will go....
01/16/2010: It's after midnight and I'm STILL painting..
More office painting
More office painting
01/16/2010
Removing tack strips
Removing tack strips
01/17/2010: Preparing floor. We needed to remove all the old carpet tacks.
After it's dry...
After it's dry...
01/17/2010 We've removed the back baseboard as we prep for the new floor.
Me :-)
Me :-)
01/17/2010
Clint starts laying the new floor
Clint starts laying the new floor
01/17/2010: You can see the box of flooring to the right. We got 8 boxes and used 7 full boxes and a few pieces out of the 8th box.
Dinner time
Dinner time
01/17/2010: Lucy looks at Clint while he takes his pizza break from installing the floors.
Big sweaty Clint
Big sweaty Clint
01/17/2010
Hmmmm
Hmmmm
01/17/2010: Clint looks at the newly installed ceiling fan.
Flooring squats
Flooring squats
01/17/2010: Who needs a trainer. Just install flooring. you'll get your squats in.
Clint going shutterbug on me.
Clint going shutterbug on me.
01/17/2010
Stretch 1-2-3-4... oh, wait!
Stretch 1-2-3-4... oh, wait!
01/17/2010: Installing the last piece of the night.
Wow!
Wow!
01/17/2010: Look how much we accomplished in one day. It looks fantastic.
Old carpet used as casters?
Old carpet used as casters?
01/17/2010: Clint cuts sections of the old carpet for moving the dresser to the left of him in the photo. Made for a much easier movement of this piece of furniture.
Clint clears the path
Clint clears the path
01/17/2010: Clearing the path for tomorrow's work.
Preparing again.
Preparing again.
01/17/2010: Removing carpet tacks again. Clint said I enjoyed this too much.
Day 2 of flooring
Day 2 of flooring
01/18/2010: Furniture moved to the center of the room for installation of the remaining pieces of flooring.
Board in closet?
Board in closet?
01/18/2010: There was a board under the carpet in the middle of the floor. We had to pull it up. We think it was for the closet doors.
Floors, baseboards, wall plates
Floors, baseboards, wall plates
01/21/2010: The baseboards and various other elements of the room scattered.
Desk installation
Desk installation
01/22/2010
Clint
Clint
01/22/2010
Desk installation
Desk installation
01/22/2010: Desk installation begins.
Wall kit mounted, half the desk is ready
Wall kit mounted, half the desk is ready
01/22/2010
Desks are cut and placed
Desks are cut and placed
01/22/2010: Desks are placed and waiting to be supported and screwed down.
Off to the store
Off to the store
01/22/2010: Clint forgot something he needed and had to go back to the store. Bad idea for him to go alone.
Entry of the Office
Entry of the Office
01/22/2010: I was bored waiting on Clint to return.
Color test
Color test
01/22/2010: Testing the color of the baseboards with the wall color.
Ceiling fan
Ceiling fan
01/22/2010: Newly installed ceiling fan.
Electrical outlets
Electrical outlets
01/22/2010: New electrical outlets and wall plates.
TV?
TV?
01/22/2010: Wall mounting bracket installed and wires ran for the new TV.
Which color?
Which color?
01/22/2010: Testing the blue baseboard against the wall color with the white baseboard to see which we like best.
Desk installation
Desk installation
01/22/2010
Desk installation
Desk installation
01/22/2010: Placed but not screwed down.
Clint
Clint
01/22/2010
Desk taped off
Desk taped off
01/22/2010
Desk tapped
Desk tapped
01/22/2010
Desk gets more support
Desk gets more support
01/22/2010: Clint installs the leg at the end of my desk.
Leg installation
Leg installation
01/22/2010
Where should this go?
Where should this go?
01/22/2010: Clint tries to decide where to put in another leg but later decides not to install it.
Not going anywhere now.
Not going anywhere now.
01/22/2010
Is that direcetions?
Is that direcetions?
01/22/2010: Clint looks puzzled at the mounting bracket directions for the TV.
Wide shot - TV Mount Directions
Wide shot - TV Mount Directions
01/22/2010
Mounting bracket assembly
Mounting bracket assembly
01/22/2010
Rough Fit
Rough Fit
01/22/2010
Mounting bracket disassembly
Mounting bracket disassembly
01/22/2010: Clint had to take it apart because he used the wrong screws.
Mounting bracket reassembly
Mounting bracket reassembly
01/22/2010
Finishing assembly
Finishing assembly
01/22/2010
Fitting mounting bracket
Fitting mounting bracket
01/22/2010
Hiding wires
Hiding wires
1/22/2010: Clint is hiding the wires under the baseboards. As you can see, I had to patch the wall where he cut into it. Guess I'll need to touch up that section of wall.
We have TV!
We have TV!
01/22/2010: TV is now installed.
IMG_0116.JPG
IMG_0116.JPG
IMG_0116.JPG 2009-01-22
Spackling
Spackling
01/22/2010: Preparing desk for primer. Filling in gaps and screw holes.
More spackeling
More spackeling
01/22/2010
Big gap
Big gap
01/22/2010: had a big gap to fill there.
Filling the gaps
Filling the gaps
01/22/2010: Covering the screws and filling the gaps between the boards to make it one solid piece.
More spackeling
More spackeling
01/22/2010
Primed
Primed
01/24/2010: Desk is primed and waiting for counter top paint.
Primed
Primed
01/24/2010
Primed
Primed
01/24/2010
Primed
Primed
01/24/2010
Desk complete
Desk complete
01/25/2010: Blue counter top paint was not smooth so Clint sanded it down and then installed the computer equipment. :-) Yay! The dogs can't eat it anymore.
Completed desk
Completed desk
01/25/2010
Completed desk
Completed desk
01/25/2010: My corner of the room. :-)
Put down that camera and come help!
Put down that camera and come help!
09/26/2009: I've tapped off about half of the wall and I'm asking Clint to come help with the painting.
Mind if I Cut in?
Mind if I Cut in?
09/26/2009: I start cutting in around the speakers for the surround sound.
Halfway done
Halfway done
09/26/2009: Wall is partially painted showing the drastic change from white to deep purple.
Water cooler is moved
Water cooler is moved
09/26/2009: Clint moves the water cooler to another location so that we can finish the wall.
Switch plate
Switch plate
09/26/2009: Clint cleans the old paint off of the light switch to prepare it to be painted in the new color.
Clint painting
Clint painting
09/26/2009: Clint works on painting the half pony wall in the living room. Our first painting project in the new house.
Dang that
Dang that
09/26/2009: Shannon cuts around the hidden wires for the surround sound and all of the TV components.
Shannon painting
Shannon painting
09/26/2009: More of Shannon painting around wires.
No drop cloth?
No drop cloth?
09/26/2009: Who says you need a drop cloth to paint! You can see we just moved pertanent components out of the way for
Almost done
Almost done
09/26/2009: We still have some touch-up and cutting in to do, but for the most part, the wall is completely painted.
Ceiling - Before
Ceiling - Before
09/26/2009: This is a shot of the ceiling before we paint it. We plan to paint it this weekend in a complimentary laven
More cutting!
More cutting!
09/26/2009: Shannon cuts in on the jutted wall by the kitchen.
Stuck?
Stuck?
09/27/2009: As you can tell by the date stamp, we worked a LONG time on this! Shannon got stuck on the ladder because s
organized chaos? Maybe.
organized chaos? Maybe.
09/27/2009: This is a shot of the rest of the living room as we paint the wall.
Wall color up close
Wall color up close
09/26/2009: Yeah, this shot does not do it justice. It's one of those colors you really have to see to really understan
Done!
Done!
09/27/2009: After drying the remainder of the night, we've pulled the tape edges and prepare to hang the TV back on the
Reconnecting TV
Reconnecting TV
09/27/2009: Clint reconnects the TV to the components after discovering that his new HDMI cables are a tiny bit short,
Ahhh the fruits of labor
Ahhh the fruits of labor
09/27/2009: The wall is complete and the entertainment center put together with all of the components hooked up.
More after completion
More after completion
09/27/2009: Wanted to show how the wall jetting out also received the same coloring as the half pony wall.

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8/20/2009 6:43:03 PM - 001025738663
Shannon,
 
Its Monica. How are you two? The pets? the parent? What is your real email address. Is this where I should send things? My number is xxx-xxxx.
 
Monica

Journal

A few years in review

Well, it's been 2 years since my last journal entry on this site. Many things have happened since my last post. I've graduated now with my BSBA in Accounting this past May and will be starting my last year of my MSA later this month. We are planning to move back to Florida next May. Clint is now becoming a truck driver and will begin being on the road constantly as of the end of October. I've changed from my full-time work at home job to a part-time accounting job and begin the interview season for CPA firms this fall. While I will only be working part-time and taking part-time classes this fall, I will be studying and sitting for the CPA exam. 

Recent happenings!

Wow,

It has been a LONG time since I've been on this site to update you. It's been a whirlwind of months! Everything from graduating with my Associates of Business (AB) this past May, to launching my Photography business, to taking on a full-time job at home, and even keeping my full-time student status for Fall...

First, I'll try to get on here and post some new pictures of the pups in the next few weeks. Graduation was great, but I know the roller coaster isn't over. I start my upper division classes in August and I'll be taking 5 classes!! That's in addition to all the craziness of my new careers.... And YES that was plural, not a typo!

My new photography business has hit the ground running and doing great! I've completed my 1st wedding reception and it was FANTASTIC! I had a blast, the bride and groom were great! I had so much fun and kept busy too!!  The site is generating traffic and the ads on craigslist are generating a lot of business. I've gotten some new equipment and will be booking my 3rd wedding here shortly (my 2nd is scheduled for next week!) Not bad for a beginning. Just gotta keep the momentum going!

My OTHER career is working from home. It is SO nice and so flexible, but with Clint also working from home, it looks like I might be ejecting him from our office and moving him to the garage. This way we won't interfere with one another while we are on the phone. I can spread out and feel so comfortable. So, perhaps some new remodeling photos to come.

School is crazy! I got a letter from CSN that I actually qualified for application to an Endowment fund so I might actually have a nice scholarship for the next two years at UNLV. That would be fantastic!!! Even if it is just a portion of my tuition it would be great! I'll be submitting my application next week and will find out more the first part of August so watch my Facebook page or here for updates on that! However, I still won't be done after that because there is still my MSA work which will be another 2 years, but if I can get past this BSBA with high marks, I should do well for getting scholarships for my masters!

All-in-all, things look to be back on track and hope to fill you all in soon!

Returned... Churchill "Aka TeeJay" returns.

Well, Churchill, formerly TeeJay has been returned. Seems he wasn't a good fit for the family that took him a year ago. Apparently he was very possessive over the owner, toys, and treats. He would bully the doxies she had after they had attacked him when he was a puppy.

So, last Tuesday (08/17/10) we went and retrieved him. Oh MY is he big. He makes all the boys look like pygmies. LOL... I'll try to link some photos soon.

He seems to be adapting well. The first day we did not leave him alone with the other dogs as we wanted him to feel comfortable. He bonded with Clint and would whine and cry when Clint would go outside.  He did snap a few times when he was sitting next to Clint to keep the others away, but we have corrected that issue. He is already kennel trained and is used to being walked instead of using a doggie door. So, we had to teach him how to use the doggie door that first night. Only the one accident in the house right before we taught him, and none since. I've taken him for several walks and he does really well on the leash. We have not seen him show any aggression over toys or treats, but this is only his 3rd day here.

Today, we have started leaving him alone with the other pups so he can bond. I am upstairs while doing this to ensure if any fights break out I can still be here to break it up. Aside from whining the entire time, he has done very well. No fighting at all.

Next week we are planning to start introducing him to sleeping downstairs instead of in the kennel and depending on how he does this weekend, may start leaving him downstairs when no one is home.

Again, I will try to get some current photos of all the pups, including Churchill (we kept the name).

Ostere has Addison's Disease

The last 2 weeks have been filled with ups and downs. We recently have undergone a lot of testing on Ostere because she was showing signs of rapid weight loss, not eating, not drinking, lethargy, and just overall changed.

We took her to the vet and had many, many tests ran. Eventually, we found that she has Addison's disease, a disease where the adrenal glands to do not function properly. After several days with the vet and being taking back and forth, we finally have her home for the next 2 weeks. She is currently on a dosing prednisone (a steroid) and she also is beginning her monthly dosing of DOCP (a very expensive injection therapy).

In about 1.5 weeks (08/16) she will begin her testing to ensure that we have the proper medication dosage for her and to see if she has put any weight back on. For now, it is a waiting game to ensure that she does not backslide and hopefully we can get her back to her normal self soon.  Regardless of the upcoming testing, she will be forever on medication for this disease as it has no cure.

I will try to post again in a month with the results of her testing and if her proper dosing has been achieved.

I have posted 2 links below with information regarding Addison's disease.

SF Trip removed from calendar

I've removed the San Francisco trip from the calendar as Clint and I will be staying home and Linda will be going with a few of her friends instead. As a result, there will be no new photos added for this event and thus, I have removed it.

Headboard creation

So, mom & dad got me a beautiful throw with a basset hound on it, but since the dogs are always tearing things up, I've been very afraid to use it. Afraid that they would get it and it would be ruined. So, Clint came up with the idea of wrapping it around a board with a foam backing to make it into a headboard.

Today, we did it. We took the throw and converted it to a headboard. Here are the photos we took during the construction of the headboard. We don't have many during the foam border creation because it took both of us to create it. It also took both of us to hang it on the wall as well.. So, check out the album.

Lucy About to pop!

I found some additional photos from before she was about to pop with the pups. It's really amazing to see how big she got and the fact that she had 10 in there. I'm posting them with this journal and again in "The Pups" album above.

-Shannon
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Lucy begins to nest in Whelping box
Lucy in whelping box 5 days before birth

Invited again!

After another semester of hard work, I received my 2nd invitation to Phi Theta Kappa, the College Honors Society. I've scanned the letter and attached it.  I'm very happy about this!!  Just to be invited you have to have a minimum of 3.5 GPA and only the top 10% of the student population receives invitations.
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Phi Theta Kappa Invitation

Lucy's Training

Lucy's training is almost over. Then, we begin sessions with us, the trainer, and her. These sessions will help us break bad habits and reinforce the basic commands as commands and not requests. I've added a few photos from one of her recent sessions to show how well she is doing.
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"Down & Stay"
"Sit & Stay"

Lucy's training

Lucy's doing very well with her training. So far, she's learned heal, sit, stay, and she's started working on the "come" command yesterday. I think that one is going to be one of her hardest ones for him. I am really surprised with how well she is doing so quickly. The trainer seems almost like the dog whisperer. He's very good. It's funny though because Lucy has even gotten to the point where she paces the floor waiting on him. I've been watching him, trying to pick up on what he is doing and I've been asking a lot of questions to help me train the pups on my own.

River - New home? Nope...

Well, it seems the person who wanted River was told they could not have him. So, we still have six total puppies from the litter. We did have someone drive by yesterday remembered us from when Lucy had just gotten pregnant, so we may have a lead there, but not entirely sure.

Good news for Smilie!!

So after a long wait in the surgeon's office, we are finally told Smilie will not need surgery for the fracture in his face. The surgeon believes that he is young enough that he should recover just fine. The only concern he had was the potential to build a callus around where the break occurred which could create potential difficulty in opening his jaw. We are ecstatic over the news that he will not need to undergo any additional surgery at this time.

Cassie & Celeste + Leash = new experience

Today, Cassie and Celeste started to learn how to walk on a leash when I took them to the vet for their shots. While getting into the vet was a slow process, leaving the vet they did very well on their leashes. YAY!!!

Smilie update

Well, we did get an appointment for him scheduled for tomorrow (09/25/2009) at 7:30am PT for evaluation with the surgeon. I should know by tomorrow evening how extensive the fracture is to his face and if there is anything that can be done to correct it. Wish us luck on our appointment.

-Shannon

Smilie's Recheck

Ok, so we've gotten back from the vet and unfortunately, the prognosis is not good. It appears Smilie has a fracture in his face just below his right eye. So, we are being referred to an orthopedic surgeon for dogs. Hopefully, I can get an appointment soon to see him. I will try to attach his x-rays for you to view. In the meantime, I'll keep you updated as soon as I know more.

-Shannon



Smilie is attacked, AGAIN!

Smilie was attacked for the 3rd time in 9 weeks that has resulted in serious medical attention. This time, Smilie was attacked by both Lucy and Chance, each having a side/section of him and pulling in opposite directions when Clint got to him. After getting the two of them off of him, Hunter then lunged towards him, but Clint stopped him from getting to him. I scooped up Smilie who was covered in blood and drove him straight to the vet's office.  After 1.5 hours of waiting, we were finally given him back, but he was doped up pretty good. The vet showed us the multiple lacerations on his body.  He had 2 on the right side jaw, 2 behind his left ear, 3 on his left side around his rib cage, 1 on his left hind quarter, 1 on his right hind quarter, and 1 near his penis. The 3 on his left side around his rib cage were the most severe with one almost piercing his chest wall. Luckily we were able to get to him in time before they had injured him more seriously. His right eye is severely swollen and doesn't look good, but we think within the next 3 days, the swelling should go down. I will keep you updated on his progress. For now, he has an appointment to return to the vet on Wednesday for a recheck.


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Side punctures
Doped up

Update on Baxter (Formerly Pierce).

We got an email today with some updated photos of Baxter and his new siblings, Rocco and Bessie. He's doing really well and they are still working on potty training.  He still tries to play with Bessie, their 9 year old basset, but she isn't interested in playing so he gives up and moves on to Rocco, their 1 year old Beagle.  Rocco did have a minor injury after trying to get under a piece of furniture after Baxter. He did need some stitches (Rocco) so they went ahead and got him neutered at the same time.  They are giving him his first bath today so I hope he doesn't fight them too much on that one. :-)

We are glad to see that they are keeping in touch and sending photos.

-Shannon
Attachments:
Baxter on Pillow
Baxter with rawhide
Baxter on stairs
Bessie - Baxter's new older sister. (9yr old basset)
Rocco - Baxter's new older brother (1 year old Beagle)

Ty now named Bugsy Sigel.

We ran into Ty and his new owners today at the vet's office. He looks great and they said he's doing very well with the potty training. He is sleeping through the night, but doesn't like the kennel during the day. He looked like he was even doing really well on a leash.

He was going to the vet to get all of his shots updated and placed on a wellness plan at the same Banfield Pet Hospital that we use. I know he is in good hands. I hope to receive pictures later from them.

-Shannon

Churchill is in a parade!

We've received a recent update on Churchill, formerly TeeJay. Seems they were in a parade on 09/05/2009.

Here is a portion of her email:

"We were on a float and he had a black cowboy hat and red scarf.  He was the hit of the parade.  Lots of pictures were taken of him on the float.  I will send you one after I get them from a club member.  He weighs around 15 pounds.  He's outgrown his first cage in 3 weeks.  He just loves his new big cage.  It's like a Taj Majal to him."


I will post picture(s) once I've received them from his current owners. I can't wait to see them. I'm sure you are anxious as well.

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Rawr!
Churchill in a bandanna & Hat

Ty goes to a new home.

Well, it's official, Ty has gone to a new home.  I think he will be very happy in his new home. We look forward to receiving new photos and hearing about his homecoming. I'll be sure to update everyone once we hear back from the new owners.

-Shannon

Ty may have a new home!

I received a phone call from another potential buyer that came to see the puppies yesterday. Seems he is very interested in Ty and told me over the phone that he will be by to pick him up on Thursday (09/03/09) around 5-5:30pm PT.   He's going to a family of first-time dog owners, and I've given them TONS of information on the breed.

I will post an update once he has been picked up tomorrow night.

-Shannon

Buster is renamed again. :-)

I just got an email from Buster's (Formerly Pierce) new owners. Turns out they had a previous dog that passed with the name Buster and it was too awkward for them, so they changed his name again to "Baxter".  They said he's doing really good with potty training since they don't have a doggie door in the home and he is getting along really well with their beagle, Rocco. He does avoid their female since she is a bit older and aggressive, but they expected that.  I've posted the photos from them in the first posting. 

Pierce finds a home.

Well, we got a great stir of calls yesterday, 09/01/2009. Seems our ad has moved to the top of google search engine for Bassets in Las Vegas.  :-) As a result, Pierce was sold yesterday and one of the other boys may perhaps be sold by Thursday.  While we are sad to see him go, I am confident that he is in loving hands.

We did receive photos of him in the new house today and notice that he's been renamed to "Buster" I think the name suites him well. We look forward to many more photos and videos from this owner. I will post more later today as I'm off to class now.

-Shannon
Attachments:
Baxter (Formerly Pierce) #1
Baxter (Formerly Pierce) #2
Baxter (Formerly Pierce) #3

Updates

Well, I've gotten updates on both Ariel (now known as Zoey) and TeeJay (now known as Churchill). Both are doing fantastic in their new homes. I've received photos of Churchill that I will be posting in the album for the litter. I am so happy that they are all adjusting well.
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Churchill under the coffee table
Churchill in his new kennel

Smilie is injured again & Hunter goes in for a recheck.

Well, Linda was putting Lucy out today and we missed a food bowl. Unfortunately, Lucy didn't. She attacked Smilie again so we had to rush him to the vet again. He was once again placed with a drain in his face to avoid infection and given 2 staples under his eye. It was in almost the exact same spot as before.

I am really nervous about her around food now and I don't leave her or the puppies alone with food around. I only put food down for about 30 minutes and then pick up any uneaten food. She will be going to doggie bootcamp beginning in September. Hopefully she will learn some manners.

Hunter also visited the vet during this emergency appointment. I decided to have the vet take a look at Hunter's incisions from his neutering as he appeared to be swelling and I did not want to take any chances of infection.

The vet instructed us to have both Smilie and Hunter in E-Collars to prevent scratching, licking, or pawing at any incisions either of them have. It's so cute to see the two of them together with their cones. I will try to post the few pictures I have of the two of them.

Both were also given prescriptions of Antibiotics and pain killers.
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Smilie with his E Collar after coming back from the vet with 2 more staples and another drain.

TeeJay is gone.

While we are sad to see him go. I know he's going to a great home. His new parents are breeders of dachshunds. They live in AZ and have 2.5 acres of land. He is going to LOVE the new place. I'll post new pictures on the "Hunter & Lucy's Puppies" Site listed in my Favorite links section.

Ariel finds a new home.

On the heals of TeeJay's sale, I get 2 new emails from someone wanting to look at the puppies. By 4 pm I had them on the phone and by 7:30pm they were picking out a puppy. The puppy they chose was Ariel. This was so cute because they wanted to purchase TeeJay but due to the fact that he had been sold, he was no longer available. After a big debate between Pierce and Ariel, she won out and got Ariel.

So, we say goodbye to 2 puppies on Friday, 08/14/2009.

Our first puppy sale...

TeeJay was sold today and his new owners will be here on Friday, 08/14/2009, to pick him up. I will be trying to grab lots of shots of him over the course of this week to add to the album. I will even try to grab some video of him as well if I can.

Videos


Ostere Climbs the stairs for the 1st time
I heard crying and thought someone was behind the couch until I turned around and found Ostere on the stairs. This was taken with my phone so the video is a bit fuzzy. This was taken on 08-11-2009. She wasn't even 2 months old.

Basset puppies gone wild!
7.5 weeks old. Small taste of life with a Basset Hound litter of 10!

7.5 weeks old!
The puppies turned 7 weeks old on Friday, 08/07/2009. They will be 8 weeks on this Friday, 08/14/2009.

This is just a small taste of the puppies playing and what I listen to all day. Enjoy!

Lucy & Hunter with Puppies

Basset Hound puppies @ Play

Basset Hound Puppies - 3 weeks old

Two Weeks Old!

One week old Basset Hound puppies

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