Beach Day at Kailua

This Saturday we decided to make it a beach day at Kailua Beach Park.

Kailua Beach Park

On Friday night, after dinner at The Alley Restaurant Bar & Grill, we went to the NEX and picked up a few things for the beach including a boogie board and our awesome new canopy. When we got to beach around 9am, the canopy was super easy to set up and provided a great shelter throughout the day.

The weather was perfect and we had a great time playing in the ocean and relaxing under the canopy.

Actually, Cooper wasn’t the biggest fan of the ocean…


Chris did eventually get him out on the boogie board for a few minutes.

There was a lot of excitement for our little guy and, at the end of the day, fell fast asleep on the ride home.

Cooper Gets Fixed

Cooper’s humping was getting out of control so we knew we wouldn’t be able to wait until he hit one year old before getting fixed like the breeder suggested. As soon as we got to Hawaii, we found a great veterinary hospital and booked his neutering and hernia appointment. A few weeks after his surgery day arrived, we picked Cooper up in the afternoon and he was less than thrilled…

Cooper after the vet


Although never a big fan of the “cone of shame” he was in better spirits the next day.


That same day, Cooper got a special gift in the mail. He was so surprised when a Get Well Bear arrived at the door from Grandma and Grandpa Lowder. He was a little unsure about the bear at first…


…but eventually they became friends!


Cooper is feeling much better now and doesn’t even need to wear his cone anymore.

Cooper cuddling his Get Well Bear (doesn’t feel good to sit)


Next week, Cooper will get his sutures out but, for now, he is healing up perfectly.

While I’ve Been Away: August & September

Now that we have settled in Hawaii, hopefully I will be able to keep up on all of this blogging business.

August Happenings

Moved into Matthew & Heidi’s house for a bit.


Cooper sleeping on the air mattress


Cooper went to his first drive in movie theater and saw TMNT


Air Assault Graduation

Chris graduated from Air Assault on August 18th



Cooper got a Reds toy


September Happenings

Cooper and I moved in with my parents for about 10 days while we waited for his quarantine period to finish up.


I shipped my car to Hawaii


Cooper and I flew from Indianapolis to Chicago and then Portland for a 12 hour layover


Staying at the Aloft Portland Airport during our layover. Next stop…Hawaii!


Cooper’s first time playing in the sand


Went on a hike at Puu o Mahuka Heiau after snorkeling at Shark’s Cove


Sunset at Waimea Bay on the North Shore


Cooper got his first ever haircut


He also started bringing cockroach presents to mommy


And that is it! It has been a lot to deal with and take in but we are finally here and starting to settle in. Can’t wait for all the adventures to come!

While I’ve Been Away: July Happenings

Once again I have gotten behind in the blogging. The move to Hawaii is coming up soon, however, so I definitely want to start the habit back up.

Independence Day Weekend

Cooper Havanese by the pool

Cooper Havanese in the pool

Visit to IU

Cooper Havanese and Daddy at IU


Documenting Our Stuff Before the Movers Come

PCS Hawaii


Beach Themed July BarkBoxJuly BarkBox Cooper Havanese and Clam ToyCooper Havanese and Whale Toy

Trip to St. Louis

Cooper Havanese and Daddy on Paddle BoatSt Louis Trip

Chris Graduates from AEGD at Fort Campbell

Chris with Residents at AEGD Graduation AEGD Graduation