Introducing Makena Rose

///Introducing Makena Rose

Introducing Makena Rose

And just like that we are a family of four!

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

Well kind of….. 🙂  I am the crazy dog lady who considers her dogs in the family head count.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

Shon picked out this doll and brought her home this weekend after I got back from my trip to Chattanooga.  I wanted to tell you guys, but I thought a little surprise introduction might be a little more fun.

She is his long awaited birthday present.  Her name is Makena Rose we can’t get enough of her.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

I mean puppy breath… come on!

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

Ever since we started feeling a little better about losing Reina last year, we’ve been thinking about getting a new dog, but the timing never seemed right.  Honestly the time is not right now either, but with Rhett now over 15 we decided that our family needed another dog before somehow we ended up dogless!  I would have been a wreck.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

The name comes from the beach we got married on in Hawaii, Makena Cove.  I added the Rose to give her a very southern double name.  🙂

I think this is her… “really Mom…?” look.  She nailed it!

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

I know it probably will not stick, and she’ll probably just be called Makena… but right now Makena Rose just seems to fit this sweet face.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

So you can look forward to lots of puppy mania around here and I promise to TRY to not flood my social media with this epic cuteness.

Makena Rose / Running in a Skirt

TRY… No promises… K?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a new Things I’m Loving Lately…

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Your turn!

No questions… just puppy mush gushing…. GO! 🙂

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 September 27th, 2016|Fun, Rhett|40 Comments


  1. […] pup Makena hit FOUR years old this past August.  We’ve come a long way since her WILD puppy days and I count my blessings to have such a sweet and well-behaved dog as a member of our family.  […]

  2. […] I first brought home Makena Rose, I had big dreams of running and hiking with her across the beautiful mountains.  Since […]

  3. […] selling points for a larger dog was that I could train it to run with me.  So ever since we brought home Makena Rose, I’d been planning out how I was going to run with her.  Since she’s a bigger dog with […]

  4. DogsToLove October 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Look at the guy! he is ultra super cute!

  5. Gingi Freeman September 30, 2016 at 12:30 am - Reply


  6. kimmythevegan September 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    PUPPY!!!!!!!! She is so freakin’ cute! What a doll. I’m so glad you got a puppy so you could spam us with adorable pictures.
    “I promise to TRY to not flood my social media with this epic cuteness.”
    For the love of God please FLOOD your social media with this cutie. We demand it 😉

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Haha!!! OK! SOLD!!! She’s kind of our world right now, so it’s not hard at all.

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law September 29, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Ahhhh! She is SO cute – and I absolutely love the name!

  8. Rae September 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Open the flood gates and post, post, post because she is a sweetheart!!

  9. Emily September 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Awww… I am so in love with this cuteness; a puppy always brings the vibrancy of life and energy to the home. 🙂

  10. love the name so so cute! Enjoy her and obviously she will be loved immensely

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! Yes! She will have a very good life!

  11. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition September 28, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Congrats! Makena Rose is beautiful (and a beautiful name)! I can’t wait to see more pictures of her – she’s precious!

  12. Farrah September 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    AHHHHH SO ADORABLE! <3!!! I can't handle the cute! I love the name you picked!

  13. Runaway Bridal Planner September 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Oh so cute!
    Love the name you picked for her too!!!
    Have fun welcoming her into your family!

  14. Paula Fox September 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Ohhhhh Puppy Breath & all things Puppy nake your heart swell!! Enjoy her & love the southern name! Our chi’s name is Winston Thomas!

  15. Nicole @ Fitful Focus September 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    OMG I’m already in love with her!!! So happy for you guys!!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! You can borrow her for your wedding. 🙂

  16. Heather @Lunging Through Life September 27, 2016 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    OH my word!! The most adorable puppy! I’m so glad you got her and she just looks like she completely fits in! Well done, hubs!

  17. Dan Steadman September 27, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    that is a cute dog…not a dog person…but that dog could get me to change my mind…now about the Florida Gator garb…that needs to be Red and Black as in (Bull)dogs!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Haha! I didn’t mean to wear such a controversial shirt for this post! Makena Rose could totally change your mind 🙂

      • Dan Steadman October 3, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

        no worries!!! I wouldn’t call it controversial…just misguided

        • JulieWunder October 3, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

          BAHHHHHHH!!!!! I don’t know about that. :-))))

  18. Diane norris September 27, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

    She is adorable ! Remind yourself of that when she starts chewing up everything ? She’s too cute so it shouldn’t even matter ! Have fun with her ?

  19. Jaime September 27, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    OH my word. I’m OBSESSED with her! We need to get together and introduce both of our babies. 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Yes!!! I’m trying to get her around as many people and kids as possible! I need to meet your sweetheart too!

  20. Megan September 27, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

    She’s so cute!!! Talk about giving everyone puppy fever this morning!

  21. Susie @ SuzLyfe September 27, 2016 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I love that you southernized her name. Crack me up!
    She is completely adorable–good luck with telling her no!

    • JulieWunder October 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! She is a doll!!! A crazy, wild eyed doll!!

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