Wednesday, August 11, 2010

getting to know you...

I have seen other bloggers recently doing this, so I thought I would hop on the bandwagon. I noticed I have gained a few followers lately, so I thought I would tell the story of how 'Bloodhounds and Baby Boys' came to be...

Jeremy and I met in middle school, but we didn't start dating until Junior year of high school in May 2003 (Jer was a week shy of turning 18 and I was 17. That currently makes Jer 25 and me 24). I wish I had some pictures of us in high school on this computer, but unfortunately, not the case. So a picture of a picture of us will have to do! Here we are in May 2004 at our Senior prom.

We then decided that we both wanted to go to Texas Tech University and set off for some of the best (4 and a half ;)) years of our lives. That was Fall 2004. Here are a few pics of us doing what we love best and just being Red Raiders.

One of the happiest days of our lives is when we got Lola! It's a funny story actually... a few years before we got her, we had watched the movie 'Dog Show' and absolutely fell in love with bloodhounds. From then on, we both knew we wanted a bloodhound but didn't plan on getting a dog until we were married and had our own house and all that good stuff.
Well, in February of 2007 (we were Juniors in college) Jeremy gets a text from his roommate that says there is an ad in the local newspaper for bloodhounds for sale about an hour away from Lubbock. It was a Friday afternoon and Jer was done with his classes, but I had one more. I skipped my last class and we decided to just go 'check them out' and see if they were cute. Well they were. The ad in the newspaper said they were going for $300, which was reasonable for a bloodhound.
They weren't from a breeder, but from a family who owned a male and female and couldn't keep all of the puppies. We had brought a friend with us and he is actually the one that pointed Lola (she was named Minnie for 'Minnie the Mooch' because the owners said she ate all the other puppies food) out to us. We originally went there looking for a boy (in my experience, boy dogs have always been better snugglers) but all the males in the litter had inverted eyelids that would have to be fixed with surgery. So, we 'settled' for a girl! haha totally joking.

So, after we had decided on Lola, we were paying for her and the guy decided to give us a deal since we were Tech students and knocked $100 off! While we were both writing our checks (we decided we both would pay 50/50 so she was equally ours) he asked if we wanted a 2-for-1 deal and told us we could have another!! HA! We both lived in apartments at the time and knew getting one bloodhound was enough.

Anyways, February 17, 2007 will always be remembered as the day we brought our first baby home.

Another amazing day in 2007 was October 30th.. the day Jer and I got engaged! I engagement story is pretty long, so I will save it for another post. Either way, it was an amazing and unforgettable night!

We both graduated from Tech December 2008 and moved back home. Jer had gotten a great job and started in February, so we decided to buy a house near his job. We moved in to our first home February 2009. We celebrated our rehearsal dinner six years to the day that we started dating. We got married May 23, 2009 and it was everything I had ever dreamed.

Now, the best day of our lives came on January 27th, 2010, when we found out we were pregnant!!

Now you are all caught up! I had substitute training yesterday, didn't learn anything new at all! BLAH. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! Jer's Mom is flying in today from Dubai (hubby's parents live overseas and have since 2004) so we are meeting her for dinner tonight.

XOXO Haley


  1. Danny and I got married May 23, 2009, as well - what a magical day for the both of us! I love lil Lola - so cute!

  2. So sweet!! I need to do this, but I have purposely not loaded any old (read: pre-pregnancy) photos onto my laptop... hm...

    I think I already told you we loved bloodhounds for the same reason-- every once in a while we'll follow Jethro around when he's wandering (YOU know, like they do) and whining and we'll just go "pistachio nut... cashew nut... mac-a-DAME-i-a nut..." Well, it cracks us up.

  3. love the recap! :)

    We got Jersey in Feb 07 as well! :) I was worried we "settled" for him- never wanted a maltese/bichon, never wanted a boy etc- BUT Jersey is perfect and I am so glad we got him!

  4. So cute! I love that prom picture- you guys look so adorable.

    And again, I LOVE your living room.

  5. LOLA was the most adorable puppy!! i love reading all this stuff.. even though i already know it! its a trip down memory lane.

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