Makena Rose’s First Snow

///Makena Rose’s First Snow

Makena Rose’s First Snow

Hello! Hello!

We had our first snow of the season this weekend and it was a doozy.  I think when it was over I had about 9 inches at my house, which is really a lot for where I live in the mountains of North Carolina.  Snow used to mean relentless days of work and frustration for me, but these days it’s nice to be able to take it in and enjoy it a bit more.  I’m starting to understand what people mean by a snow day.

One of the best parts of this past weekend’s snow was getting to watch Makena see snow for the first time.  She’s kind of a girly little pup who so far has not been fond of wind, rain or cold weather… so we weren’t quite sure what she would make of it.

At first she wanted NOTHING to do with it and stood by the house under the dry awning.  She’d put her paw in it and then back up and look at the Hubs and I like we were crazy.  So, the two of us decided to get bundled up and try to show her how much fun it could be.  It didn’t take the little princess long to turn from a snow hater to a snow fan!

I of course took my camera out to snap some shots and got some ones that were too good not to share.

I’ll call this phase one…. where she was just starting to get interested…

I’ll call this phase two… when the hubs showed her the joy of snowball chasing… lol!

She leaped through the snow like a gazelle!  She reminded me so much of Reina

What a pair!  It’s crazy how much fun a little snow can be.

I’m glad I have a sweet (well… crazy… mostly crazy) pup who reminded me of that.

That night for the first time she seemed to be actually worn out, which was wonderful for two exhausted puppy parents.

Now, I settled on ten pictures being as many as I could put up here without being a totally crazy dog lady.  I hope you agree!  haha! 🙂

Make sure to check out yesterday’s recipe for a Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.  It included a brand new super fancy video I’m pretty proud of.  Tomorrow I’ll be back with another personal post.  I’m sharing my words of the year.  Hope to see you then.

Your turn!

Did you get snow this weekend?

If you have a dog, do they like snow?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:53-04:00 January 10th, 2017|Fun, Rhett|29 Comments


  1. kimmythevegan January 19, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Oh she is getting so big!! She really is the cutest little pup. My dog also intensely dislikes rain and anything wet, but she adores the cold and the snow which I find hilarious (especially since I can’t stand it myself).
    You got some fantastic shots of her running and leaping!

  2. Chris January 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I’m sure Reina would approve!!

  3. Diane norris January 15, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

    This are awesome pics !! Love that she had so much fun she is just a little sweetheart ?

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law January 13, 2017 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Gahhh! These photos are SO CUTE!

    I have no idea how our pups would deal with the snow! I feel like Chanel would HATE it as she won’t even walk in longish grass, hahaha.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      Thank you!! I wonder if they would freak out! lol!

  5. heather @Lunging Through Life January 11, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

    She’s gotten so big! Love these pictures. They are just too fun not to share 🙂 Hope the snow is melting for you. I wish we had more, haha.

  6. Farrah January 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    SHE IS SO ADORABLE! I had to stop myself from squealing, hahaha. Muffin was definitely the same way when she first saw snow, but after a bit, she was running along in her explorations of the outdoors! (I have the most dog-like cat ever, hahaha.) I’m glad you all had fun! <3

  7. Runaway Bridal Planner January 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    So cute, when I had a dog he loved the snow too!!
    I was up visiting my parents the past 3 weeks and we got a ton of snow, I loved it! Great for playing and snowmobiling!

  8. Edye January 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    So. much. cuteness! Piper was super anit-snow at first, but after 10 minutes she was all for it! Pups in the snow are the cutest <3

  9. Blane Sherer January 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Well good for you : you were able
    to appreciate and enjoy a ” snow day ” !

  10. Lisa Ballantyne January 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    These pictures of Makena Rose are pure joy! Reminds me of my childhood days when our purebred Shepherd loved the snow so much! She is such a beautiful baby and no doubt she fills your home and your life with wonder and fun! Thank you for sharing these!

  11. Andrea on Vacation January 10, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh this is the cutest post ever! Our boxer avoids the cold like the plague. When he has to go the the bathroom we have to clear a path or he goes right by the door 🙂 Maybe we just need to get out there with him and play! 🙂

  12. Emily January 10, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    AWWWW! This makes my heart melt. Aren’t dogs such a way of showing God’s glory and tenderness? I’m always amazed at how they embrace the beauty of fluffy snow and run around in it like it’s not cold at all. And I love her leaping around like a little deer.

  13. [email protected] January 10, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    About eight inches up our way of snow. Loved the photos of your sweet puppy!

  14. Kerry Bates January 10, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    She is the cutest pup! love her ears LOL

  15. Dan Steadman January 10, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    total cuteness…we got six inches

  16. Shelley Marcy January 10, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Try being a 2.5 pound Chihuahua in 6 inches of snow! Had to shovel paths all over the yard so she could go out and do her business. She’s fine as long as she has her coat on and can eat as much snow as she wants. Playing in it? Not so much! Great photo of Makena Rose with her ears straight up. That’s one you should submit for a calendar shot!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      haha!!! So sweet! We’ve had to dig a path for Rhett before too in the really big snow.

  17. Martha January 10, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Your pup is growing so fast, still cute as can be. Loved your snow pictures and story, just fun for you all to have her, get out in the snow to play and enjoy. It makes my two small dogs frisky, they love running through the snow too.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Martha! She is growing like crazy.

  18. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 10, 2017 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Ridley had mixed feelings about it at first, but now she looooves it. Makena is adorable. And she has grown so much! I’m glad that she brought you some joy 🙂

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Susie! Too bad they can’t have a puppy play date!

  19. [email protected] January 10, 2017 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness how adorable! My yellow lab loves the snow too. We got plenty of snow in Va beach this weekend as well, which is very rare.

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