A Day in the Life of Lola

Greetings from Oregon everyone!

 Cam had the day off for President’s Day, so he’s out skiing with his brother right now…while I’m at his parents’ house working since I didn’t get the day off today! But it actually worked out well because Cam is a much little bit better skier than I am, so I figured he and Brandon would have more fun skiing without me slowing them down (plus I did not feel like lugging all my ski stuff on the plane). We had a great weekend here though, and actually, it’s kind of fun to have a different environment to work in for the day, so I can’t really complain too much! I’ll have more on our mini-trip later this week, but I’ve got a very special post in store for today. With all the excitement of
Valentine’s Day last week, I realized that it’s been forever since I posted
pictures of my little lovebug…

A face
only a mother could love.
As great as it’s been to go out of town, I’m definitely missing my sweet little Lola Beans today! I know I’ve said it before, but she really is the
best dog ever. She’s got such a hilarious personality and she’s so
loving. I don’t think I could work at home without her to keep
me company. She loves to sleep by the fire, and her goofy
expressions make want to constantly grab my camera to take photos of
her. I thought I’d share a few (ok, a ton) of my recent snaps of my favorite subject to brighten your Monday…this is pretty much an average day in the life of Lola:

The first thing Lola does when she wakes up in the morning is go right to the fireplace and stare into it…it’s like she forgets it’s there overnight and always has to go examine upon waking each day.
She’ll literally stare into it for hours on end, mesmerized by the flames…also if you’re wondering why her food dish is a chewed up Rubbermaid that’s missing a lid it’s because she’s literally broken 3 different dishes…so until I find one that’s more durable that’s what she’s eating out of! 
After contemplating her thoughts by the fireside, she usually takes a long nap on the couch…
…and gets creeped out that I take pictures of her why she’s sleeping…ha.
Time to get up!
In the afternoon, she likes to go sit on our deck in the sun
Again, staring off into the distance contemplating her many thoughts
Sometimes in the afternoon, I’ll be at my desk working and then turn around and see all the pillows on the floor and Lola curled up in a ball pouting in the corner of the couch. She usually does this after a few unsuccessful attempts to jump in my lap in my desk chair…because that’s not distracting when you’re trying to work.
You wouldn’t let me sit in your lap, so now you’re dead to me.
Oh em gee, someone is breaking into our house…oh wait, that’s just Dad coming home from work!
Watching some TV on the couch…
…just kidding! Time for a wresting match!
Stealing a kiss
She likes to end the night cuddling on the couch…
She always tries to fight her sleepiness to stay up and watch Conan, but she can never do it.

 So there you have it, that’s how our dog spends her day.

(Because I’m sure you were dying to know…)

Lola’s favorite thing is cuddling with Cam and I
the couch, and it’s hilarious how she always has to put her
little paw on us. I will constantly find her perched in the most
precarious positions with Cam on the couch and it just cracks me up. I snapped these the other night and couldn’t stop laughing…

The day when we were all snuggling
on the couch and Lola was
sleeping in between us, Cam seriously looked at me and said “Do you
ever think we could love a kid as much as we love Lola? Because I really
don’t know if that’s possible…” I know he was half kidding, but I
feel the exact same way. I mean, obviously, when we have a kid
one day we’ll love it so much I can’t even comprehend it yet. But for
now, Lola has filled our home with so much love and I’m so thankful
she’s in our lives!

And now y’all probably think I’m fit for a

straight jacket crazy but I don’t even care 🙂

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and a fantastic start to the week, friends! Xoxo



  1. February 20, 2012 / 3:50 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about loving your pup so much. I can't imagine kids right now because of Sammy. haha

    Love all the pics! She reminds me of how Sammy acts. Such sassy things they are!

  2. February 20, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    so funny. a few of those made me laugh out loud at work and people think i'm crazy.

  3. February 20, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    She is a doll baby! Her laying on the couch resting her head on those pillows or pouting in the corner is PRECIOUS! These pictures just amde my day 🙂

  4. February 20, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Awh!!!!! She is too much. Reminds me a lot of my little pooch :]

  5. February 20, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    Oh my goodness she's adorable! I love that underbite!!

  6. February 20, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    She is SO cute! I can totally tell that she has an awesome personality from these pics – so funny how she gets completely mesmerized by the fire!


  7. February 20, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    This was seriously the cutest post, i LOVE Lola, she is too adorable! She loves the camera 🙂

  8. February 20, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    thank you for this! i thought i was the only one who was obsessed with her pup. I nodded my head through all the pics, as my pup charlie does the same things your lola does. too cute of a post.

  9. February 21, 2012 / 2:11 am

    LOL, I absolutely loved this post!! Brutus lives a pretty similar life as well. Although, Miss Lola definitely has it nice that she gets to stay home with you =)

    No worries, Derek and I always ask that same exact question to each other, haha!

  10. February 21, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    I want her life!!!!! Seriously! That fire looks amazing. And Ernie's lip always gets stuck on his teeth it is so weird and funny! we call him elvis when it happens!

  11. February 23, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    we feel the exact same way about bella! we even talked about one day getting another dog and I said we can't because I would only want to give bella attention! haha I am crazy……. I can't get over lola and her faces……she needs a book deal! seriously! haha

  12. February 23, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    OMG I totally feel you on all of this. Do not worry — you are not crazy. And I can't ever imagine loving kids more than I love my dogs. I also worry that I'll pay too much attention to my kids and my dogs will get sad.

    THAT may be slightly crazy.

  13. March 1, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    gahhh! i feel exactly the same way about our puppy. he IS our child! haha. Also, Lola's ears are ADORABLE!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *