Daily Photos, What’s New and Saying Goodbye to Lola

Daily Photos, What’s New and Saying Goodbye to Lola

It’s still January and I’m proudly keeping up with my New Years Resolution to take at least one photo daily with my phone and share it with all of you on Facebook and Instagram. It’s been fun! Some days I catch myself with nothing at all to shoot, which is actually nice. It makes me stop and think. Hmm? What around me would make a fun Instagram? I like that. It’s a small challenge that helps me see things in new ways.

My daily photos are not always amazing or all that interesting, really, but they are a great way to look back and see what was going on in my life and in business. I love that!

Here are a few of my recent daily Instagrams….

What else is new besides amazing weather (notice the shot of Emma at the zoo without a coat – yes, it was 70 degrees in January!)? My new marketing piece, a magazine!!, came in. I’m in love with it, and I’ve gotten some great feedback from clients and wedding vendors, which is great! I handed out lots of these at the Arkansas Democrat Bridal Show earlier this month, and it was a hit! There were thousands of brides who attended and some of the most awesome vendors in the State were there, plus I made some new friends, so I’d say it was a great event!

On a less cheery note, with very, very heavy hearts, Andrew and I decided to find a new home for our first baby, Lola. We got Lola shortly after we were married, so she’d been with us for more than four years. She is a kooky, crazy, twirling, licking, barking, high-energy yet sleepy kind of girl. We love her. We hated to make this choice. But. It was the right thing for Lola and for Emma-Kate. After more than two years of struggling to keep her calm and happy in a new environment that revolves around a growing (and fearless!) child, we decided that the best thing was to find her a new home. We are very fortunate to have some amazing family and friends who sent emails and Facebook messages out to the masses, and we found a wonderful home for her in less than 24 hours. She now has a big brother, another Boston Terrier named Sarge, and a new set of dog parents who are spoiling her rotten.

I’m a super sentimental kind of girl, so I just had to put together one last set of photos of our sweet Lola dog.



  • Chelsea Lewis/ 05.02.2012Reply

    Awww! I can’t imagine how hard it was to give away your baby! She is super adorable, but I admire you for having the confidence and heart to do what was best for her! =) BTW – LOVE your instagram shot of the wine glass!

  • Cathy Crawley/ 28.01.2012Reply

    Awww that is really sad 🙁 But at least she has a new home and a new family to love and adore her as much as you did and I’m sure she knew how much you loved her. My father always said “sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind” However I feel that applies more to having a pet put to sleep, which is something that our family is bracing for in the coming weeks. 🙁

  • emily/ 27.01.2012Reply

    aw i love the bubble bath photo!
    i’m not a dog person, but i totally understand the feeling of having to give something away (we’re a cat family and had to give kittens away a couple times)
    i’m sure it was for the best, and you’ll be very glad of your choice in years to come 🙂 your little emma is such a cutie!

  • Meagan/ 27.01.2012Reply

    Meredith, I am so sorry you had to get rid of precious Lola! I too know the pain of having to let go of essentially what was another member of the family. It hurts. What an adorable pup, though! I am so glad she found a great family.

    On another note, your magazine looks AWESOMEEEEEE! So unique!!

  • Liz/ 26.01.2012Reply

    I love your challenge on Instagram! Makes me smile every day.

    I’m so sorry you had to give up your doggie. We are meeting someone today to do the same and I keep telling myself,”Loving a dog also means knowing when they aren’t happy and letting that doggie go to a new home.” It doesn’t make your heart hurt any less, but it does make it a little easier to let them go.

    Love you, Biz

    • Meredith/ 26.01.2012Reply

      Thanks, Liz! I’m sorry you’re having to go through the same thing. Dogs are like family members, so it’s just plain hard. As a Mom to both EK and Lola, I know it was the right choice. As a person, who loves that silly dog more than I thought possible, I’m sad and am struggling daily with the decision. Eventually, when the time is right, we’ll get another dog that we can bring into the family as a puppy and train to be a calm, family dog. For now, I’ll snuggle up with Emma and enjoy my extra time with her!!

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