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Our pup turns 1 today… well actually, she was a Leap Day baby. So, the big decision came up… do we celebrate her birthday on Feb 28 or Mar 1? We decided we will always celebrate her birthday “the day after Feb 28″ each year whether that be Feb 29 or Mar 1.
Late Winter 2012
The kids kept on asking if we could get a dog. We kept telling them that we needed to have the Honda and Jayda’s braces paid off so that we could save the money for a dog. Through top secret conversations, Aaron and I had been doing research. We settled on a Cockapoo due to the cute factor, the upper weight of a small dog, and no shedding. We had been checking out Cute Cockapoos online because I had a referral from a former college roommate who got their dog from them. With each litter that was born we would oooh and aaah over the puppies. We knew that we still had to get those couple things in order financially before we considered purchasing a puppy. The braces were finally paid off but then there was the car.
Last February, a week before Aaron’s birthday, a person from our church approached me wanting to get a dog for our family. Aaron had invested time counseling this family and they wanted to give him this gift as a birthday present. Knowing the breed we wanted and how much they cost I was not sure what to say. As I spoke with this person describing what we were looking for in a dog, s/he said “it sounds like a Cockapoo would be prefect for you.” My jaw hit the floor. The family had a budget for this incredible gift and the pup fit into that budget. It was SO hard to try to make this decision while keeping it a surprise… should we accept such a gift?
Sometimes the weight of ministry can really wear on a person. That last week of February was one of those mentally and emotionally draining times at work for Aaron. The family presented him with a birthday card at the perfect time, just when he needed a pick me up. He was humbled and in awe of their thoughtfulness and generosity. We accepted the incredible gracious gift that has given us SO much joy.
So, we were checking the website for any new puppies. Do we want a Buff? Apricot? Red? Black? Chocolate? Tri-color? Merle? Party? I mean really… SO many options. The first new litter that we came across was the Chocolate Tri-color. We loved the unique color and markings so we jumped on it. We waited to tell the kids because we couldn’t bring her home until the middle of April. We told them a couple of weeks before we were supposed to pick her up so we could try to figure out a name. There were many options and it seemed to take forever for all 4 of us to settle on a name. We landed on Reesey because her chocolate and tan coloring reminded us of a peanut butter cup. Not long after we brought her home she ended up being called Reesey-Roo and many times it just becomes Roo.
Reesey is a bundle of energy with tons of personality. She figured out how to ring a bell to go outside the first week. She adores her morning walks. She loves people. Honestly, you’d think she could wag right out of her skin when people come over. She likes to snag the kitchen towel that hangs from the stove. When she wants to play, she will grab your shoe or sock or a toy and run across the house to tease you with it. She gets super excited to bring the kids to school and pick them up each day. She’s a blessing!
Here are some shots from this past year. She was 5 lbs when we brought her home. Now, she’s a shade over 20 lbs.
Meet darling Doniell!
She spent hours researching for a photographer to hire for Senior Portraits. It’s an incredible honor that she chose me to be that photographer.
Doniell opted for the Luxury Session which included an on location stylist, Rachel Prahl, to work with hair, clothing and make-up.
Though living in Fond du Lac, her family loves the Elkhart Lake area which borders Plymouth to the north. So, that’s where we decided to shoot.
We had a chilly fall day to work with. The light faded sooner than expected as the overcast clouds and wind rolled in.
We made the best of it and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
On a side note, as we all chatted along the way, we discovered a few interesting connections…
For 10 years, I shared a backyard fence with Doniell’s great-aunt and uncle.
And, Rachel is great friends with one of Doniell’s cousins and they know a bunch of the same crowd… SMALL WORLD!
Thank you for choosing Theresa Rose Photography! You guys have been a delight to work with. Hope you have an incredible Senior Year, Doniell.