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Furbaby Friday

11 Feb

Today is all about laughs. I came across this video and had tears I was laughing so much. Enjoy!

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Furbaby Friday

21 Jan

My good friend Sara posted this video on her Facebook earlier this week. This video of a dog welcoming his soldier home from Afghanistan brought tears to my eyes. I’ll say no more and just let you watch. It says it all.

Furbaby Friday

15 Jan

I’m a day late, but I’m dedicating Fridays to the furbabies in my life, as well as furbabies in general! Zoey will be jealous she isn’t the first to be featured, but I need to do some image transferring to my external hard drive before I can upload any more pictures to Lightroom. (I think this means I take too many pictures).

This is Emma, my parents new puppy. She’s the newest member of the Obbink Family. She’s a labradoodle, but definitely acts more like a lab! I call her the “annoying little sister I never had” because she insists on tormenting me (in a good way) whenever I see her! Enjoy!

Your Safe Place

23 May

Just over a year ago, Zoey came into my life. Looking back on those first few weeks with my little furball, I never imagined she would ever prefer to be in her kennel. She wined like a little baby when I put her in her kennel. I often gave and in so she always would snuggle into bed with me, which I loved. It then became a fight for my pillow. She liked my space way more than she liked her space.

Things have changed over the last year. These days, the moment we go into my bedroom to go to sleep, Zoey is climbing in her kennel to nestle in for bed. She turns a few circles and moves the fluffy blanket just right and then settles in to sleep. I think it’s her safe place. It it comforting and familiar to her. In that place, she is unbothered and can just relax.

Dogs are a lot like humans. We all have our safe place. The place we go to relax. The place we go when we are sad,  or angry or just want to be alone. My place is my bed. No matter my mood, I feel most relaxed or comforted when I climb into bed. It’s my safe place. The place I go to forget about the stress of the day or the weather outside. It’s where I can let my mind be at ease and it’s the place I feel most safe.

Your place might be different than mine or Zoey’s, but the feeling you get in that place is the same. You are comfortable there. You are unbothered. You can relax. It’s the place you feel most safe.. your safe place.  Where is your safe place?

My Weekend Getaway

17 Jun
 

 Last weekend I traveled back home to Northern Iowa for a bridal shower for my brother & his fiance. It was a great excuse to spend the weekend with family and friends. I of course documented the entire weekend with photos and here they are:

 

 

Kara & Family at shower

Kara & Family at shower

Singing Girls

Singing Girls

Opening Gifts

Opening Gifts

Silly Girls

Silly Girls

Rezac Family

Rezac Family

Casey
Casey

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The shower was a very nice gathering of family and friends in my hometown. The hostesses prepared a short skit and so did my parents friends group ‘ROTC’. My cousin’s little girls, Halle & Abby, prepared a very adorable song to honor Kara and they were the show stealer. They sang, “A You’re Adorable”.  I also got to the girls’ growing little brother and his new teeth! Isn’t he just adorable?!?! Kara and Nicholas received many nice gifts, espcecially a sweet cupcake/cake carrier from me!

 

After the shower, we traveled to the lake for a relaxing evening. It was exactly that! My best friend Melissa was able to join us for the afternoon since she lives only a short hour away. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, so it was great! We took our dogs swimming and they loved it! We had dinner at the Channel Inn in Fairmont, which is one of my FAVORITE places to grab a burger! (The only meal I didn’t take a picture of, but I wish I had!!) It’s a must visit if you ever travel through Fairmont, MN. We headed back to the lake after dinner and sat around the fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the beautiful weather!

 

 

Wet Riley

Wet Riley

Roastin Marshmallows

Roastin Marshmallows

Sunset on the Lake

Sunset on the Lake

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Wet Zoey

Wet Zoey

Flamin' Mallow

Flamin' Mallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday morning we had camping breakfast… my favorite way to have breakfast. Potatoes, pancakes, eggs to order, bacon and sausage. YUMMY! My dad also cooked up some homemade donuts and we frosted them- so delicious! After breakfast, Melissa made friends with the neighbors (surprise, surprise- she never learned not to talk to strangers) and talked them into letting us use their paddleboat. We took it our for a fun spin around the bouys before we were both ready to head back to shore! The adorable Rezac family stopped up at the lake for a family photo shoot (those photos may appear later- but I can’t take the credit for them) The were goof balls as usual and really wanted to go swimming in the cold lake. Melissa and I were able to spend the day at the lake, relaxing in the sun, yet again with our dogs. We both managed to get a little sunburn before heading home for the weekend. Overall it was a great weekend and I wished I lived a little closer to home so I could do it every weekend!

 

 

Sunrise on the Lake

Sunrise on the Lake

The Campsite

The Campsite

Breakfast

Breakfast

Cooking Donuts

Cooking Donuts

Frosted Donut

Frosted Donut

 
Paddleboating

Paddleboating

 
 
 
 

 

Snapshots

28 May

I have a love of photography and have been taking quite a few pictures lately! Of course my new little puppy has served as a very good subject for many photos, but I also have documented some other events as well!  Here are a few of the pictures…

Zoey

10 May

I’ve been without a dog for a little over a year now, since Keilo has grown into a moose and can’t live with me!! I’m bummed that he can’t live with me, but love seeing how much he loves the freedom he has on my parents farm! He still loves his mom and showers me with attention when I visit, but hopefully he will be welcoming to my new little one! After weeks of searching rescues and being rejected for for adoptions, I have found my perfect little one!

 

Zoey is a 7 week mini labradoodle! I’m so excited to spend everyday with her and see her grow!! It will be fun to see her with Daisee (my parents labradoodle) as she will be a mini version of her!! She is already a wonderful puppy and I enjoy when she likes to cuddle on my lap!! She sleeps for most of her day, but puppies are so cute when they sleep and dream!!