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~Good evening! First things first, W did amazing as the Ring Bearer in my cousin’s wedding. Like he NAILED it. He walked down the aisle, posed for pictures, walked into the reception when he got introduced, everything. There was a lot of ice-cream eating in between tasks and the promise of a car ramp, but he did so so good. L was thrilled he had NO jobs to do and happily hung out with other kids at the wedding playing beach volleyball.  I couldn’t be prouder of them.
~The Target summer clearance has hit 90% off! I didn’t pick up much (more sunscreen, some dive-thru pool pool rings, a few straw cups, etc.), but it was fun looking through everything.  If you went, what’d you get?

~I tried the new Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and meh, I am not feeling it.  It looks pretty, but I am going to stick with my trusty Caramel Macchiato.
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~And finally, I want to tell you that we had to say goodbye to our sweet Baxter. He was a good dog the best dog and I miss him so much already (like I am kind of a mess). But I know he’s not suffering anymore so for that I am thankful.  W doesn’t really understand, but L does and he’s understandably very sad.  I can’t really tell about Buddy – he’s a hard dog to read.


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This Post Has 95 Comments

  1. SusieA

    I’m so sorry about Baxter. It’s understandable that you’re a mess right now. Our dogs aren’t just pets. They are family. Y’all will be in my thoughts. Big hugs from Texas.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you for the kind words.

    1. Jennifer

      I can only hope Baxter felt like that! He was so good to us. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Britney

    My heart aches for you and your family, losing a pet is so difficult. I’ll say a little prayer for y’all tonight. Hugs to you and your sweet family!

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much!

  3. Susan

    I am so sorry about Baxter. I lost my dog last June and was a huge giant mess for a long time after. They aren’t just dogs. They are part of the family and your best friends.

    1. Jennifer

      I am so sorry ;(. They really are part of the family.

  4. Cheryl

    I’m so sorry about Baxter. Hugs to you and your family.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you!

  5. Amanda

    So sorry to hear about Baxter. It’s so hard when you lose a member of your family, because that’s what they are to us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much. He was totally a member of our family.

  6. Jenny

    So sorry about Baxter. He always looked to be the best dog in your pictures.

    Yay for W rocking his job. He is just too stinkin’ cute.

    1. Jennifer

      He did so good. I was amazed.

      And thank you. He really was the best dog.

  7. Deborah Borunda

    I am sorry to hear about Baxter, I loved you telling us about him and all of the pictures you have posted though the years. Just take one day at a time, losing a pet is just like losing a human family member. My prayers and love to you and your family.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much. I loved him so much!

  8. brandy

    I am so sorry 🙁

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you.

  9. Kam

    I just lost my 15 yo baby girl dog. I’m so sorry. Baxter was a great l’il character.

    1. Jennifer

      Hugs to you! I am so sorry!

  10. WendyM

    I’m SO sorry for the loss of your fur-baby! I’m so sad for you. A lot of us have been there- recently for me, one ‘naturally’ in my arms and one with constant pain that I had to let go at the vet’s office. It’s heartbreaking & I’m with you & your family.
    On happier notes, I’m SO going to Target tomorrow for a Jenn Special (clearance & Caramel Macchiato)!
    AND omgosh W looks adorable (lookin’ smooth in those sunglasses)! Sounds like a perfect day 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you! And I am so sorry for your loss(es) as well. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I loved that little guy so much.

      I actually went to Target and got a Caramel Macchiato and wandered around. I figured if anything was going to boost my spirits, it was that ;).

  11. Jayne

    Sorry for your loss.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much.

  12. Kimmy

    I’m so sorry about the loss of Baxter, losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. I hope you find peace in this difficult time.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Kimmy!

  13. Alicia

    I’m so sorry about Baxter 🙁 We love our pets and they love us unconditionally. I was a mess when I lost my two cats, I know the hurt and pain. I’m sure Baxter loved you and your family tremendously. I hope you and your family heal and treasure the memories he gave you ??

    1. Jennifer

      I am so sorry about your cats;(. It’s just so hard.

  14. Lin

    I’m so sorry. I’ve been through this a few times and it never gets easier. Prayers to you and your family, including Buddy of course.

    1. Jennifer

      I can’t tell what’s up with Buddy. I expected him to wander around the house looking for him, but it’s almost like he knows???

  15. Amy D,

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Baxter. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

    W looks so handsome!! Way to go, rocking your ring-bearer job, W! 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you for the kind words about Baxter!

      And I agree, W looked so handsome! I should have taken a picture of him at the end of the night. He was a bit disheveled. LOL!

  16. Lauren

    Omg. I’m so so sorry to hear about Baxter. He was so cute! It’s so hard when we lose a pet. After all they are like a family member!!

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Lauren. Baxter meant so much to me!

  17. Erin

    So sorry to hear about Baxter. Dogs are such special members of the family. May sweet memories help you deal with his loss.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you! we have a ton of great memories with Baxter! He was a character!

  18. Rose D.

    I am so, so sorry about Baxter. I read this in a restaurant waiting for takeout, and burst into tears for your loss. Pets are so much more than just dogs or cats. Xoxo.

    1. Jennifer

      I am so sorry for making you cry :(! You are right, they are so much more!

  19. Amber

    My heart breaks for you and your sweet family. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things your family will ever have to experience, and I pray for peace and healing to come into your home. You gave Baxter the best, most loving home and he was truly fortunate. He was the cutest little guy. RIP

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you. I swear, you all are the best. I wasn’t expecting all these amazing comments and I am so thankful.

  20. Lisa Davis

    Hugs, losing a beloved pet is so hard.
    They are truly family.
    Sending love

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Lisa!

  21. Stephanie McGuire

    Jen, I’m so so so sorry about Baxter. Losing a pet is so hard, I had to put my dog down a couple of weeks ago so I totally understand what you are going through. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts!

    1. Jennifer

      Ugh. I am so sorry for your loss as well. You and your family are also in my thoughts.

  22. Caitlin

    I’m so sorry for your loss! He always seemed like such a sweet dog whenever you posted about him and Buddy.

    1. Jennifer

      He was probably even sweeter than I described him too. Seriously, the best dog!

  23. mbh

    Oh gosh I am so, so sorry to hear about Baxter 🙁
    Pets hold such a special place in our hearts. They are our companion, our friend, our family – all rolled into one fluffy bundle of love. Even though I know you are in a world of hurt right now, I hope the joy of your time with Baxter and the beautiful memories you have will bring you some comfort.

    1. Jennifer

      I couldn’t agree more. He was all of those things and more. Thank you.

  24. Alecia

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Pets become family members, and it’s not easy to say goodbye. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you for the kind words:).

  25. PA Anna

    Hugs across the internet. I enjoyed seeing Baxter’s pictures and could tell he had a wonderful family. Keeping your family in my prayers.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much ;). I feel like we were the lucky ones having him!

  26. Sarah

    I am so sorry about the loss of yr dog. I am in the same sad boat right now with my cat and i can empathetv v*v Czech gc zsz3

    1. Jennifer

      Oh Sarah, I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you!

  27. Laura

    Jen, I am so very sorry for the loss of your pup. Please know that I am offering you a hug through the Internet. Pets are so very special, and I know you made a ton of great memories with your doggy. My condolences to you and your family.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you! I am so lucky to have had him for the time we did. He was awesome.

  28. Inna

    ? I am sorry. Loosing a pet is very hard breaking

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you!

  29. Leana

    I’m sorry for your loss of your adorable pup. I went through the same thing a year ago and it was very tough. I even talked to a pet pychic, got a teddy bear to put some of his ashes in and a pendant with his ashes. He was my best friend. It just takes time to move on from the extreme sadness to being able to smile and not cry when you think of him. Hugs.

    1. Jennifer

      Oh Leana, I am so sorry. Your dog was very lucky to have you!

  30. Swati

    I’m so sorry to hear about Baxter! He seemed like a very livae dog and your kids will surely miss him tons! He is in a better place right now. Hugs to you and your family ??

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much. He was amazing.

  31. Amber Rinaldi

    My heart breaks for you 🙁 Dogs are WAY more than just pets, they are a part of your family, and even more than that 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much!

  32. Sarah

    I am so sorry about Baxter-dogs are truly a part of the family! My family put down our dog this past weekend, so I totally understand the sadness! It’s a really hard thing 🙁 Sending thoughts and hugs!

    1. Jennifer

      Oh Sarah, I am so sorry. It’s so hard. I am thinking about you and your family!

  33. Nora

    I missed the part about Baxter sorry for your loss heartbreaking to loss our fur babies

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Nora!

  34. JacLyn

    *hugs* Losing family is always hard. One of our cats, Jet, passed over a year ago and we still miss him dearly. I wish the best for you and your family. Baxter had a happy life. At least he was photogenic and you have many good memories with him. <3 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much. Baxter was photogenic for sure! I am sorry about Jet ;(.

  35. Zelene

    I did not see this yesterday, but I am so sorry about Baxter, We got to know him through your post and he will be missed. Our prayers and love to you and your family.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much!

  36. Courtney

    I’m so sorry about Baxter. I enjoy reading your blog and I can only imagine how sad you and your family must be. It’s the one thing that stinks about having a dog. I know when I had to let my dog go it was heartbreaking. May he rest in peace.

    1. Jennifer

      The worst. I was so lucky to have Baxter!

  37. Kate

    Awe I’m so sorry about Baxter. We’ve had to put down family pets .. My sons are adults now but still have fond memories of all our pets. As sad as it is you will all get to the point where you only remember the happy times not any of the suffering.

    W is absolutely adorable as ring bearer ! I love his mischievous grin! So glad he did so well for his important job.

    Sending love and light to your family during this sad time.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much Kate! I look forward to being able to remember all the happy things and smile.

      And yes, W was adorable. All the groomsmen were jealous of how cool he was ;).

  38. Mary

    I am so sorry to hear this! I lost my dog last year and it was heart wrenching. It takes awhile, but soon you will remember those happy times with smiles and not tears.

    1. Jennifer

      I sure hope so!

  39. Emily

    My sweet beautiful Snickers passed away last Aprik. I want to say it gets easier with time but I would be lying. It doesn’t get easier but first at least you’re always seen something reminds you of your puppy. Whether it’s a stray bone or a sweater for a toy it makes you burst into tears. I cried myself to sleep for almost entire year. A year and a half later my heart hurts less it never dolls memory of her instead I honor her by loving my other two dogs in living for her. I promise you that your Baxter crossed the rainbow bridge and he’s happy he’s frolicking .

    1. Jennifer

      Oh Emily, I am so sorry to hear about Snickers. She was lucky to have you!!!

  40. Kelly

    So very sorry, we love the tiny heart beats at our feet.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you!

  41. Ashley

    Sending you lots of love about Baxter

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you!

  42. Cathleen

    I’m so very sorry about Baxter. I know how hard it is to lose a dog. Love to you and your family!

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much.

  43. Rebecca F.

    I’m so saddened to read of the passing of your Baxter. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family during this emotional time. I will let my beloved dog Jack know your Baxter is on his way and to give him the grand tour of Heaven.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you Rebecca! I like hearing that Baxter will have friends up there.

  44. nikki

    I am so sorry to hear about Baxter. This has been a rough summer for my family too. We lost our 18 year old cat in may and our 11 year old golden to cancer last week. Both were equally as devastating. Pets become our family members in so many ways. The first few days are the hardest. You gave him a great life with so much love.

    1. Jennifer

      Oh Nikki, I am so sorry. It just sucks.

  45. Lindi

    I’m so sorry to hear your news about Baxter. Nothing prepares you for saying goodbye. It’s been 6 months since we said goodbye to our sweet cat Diva. The vet gave us an orchid and it has been an amazing reminder of Diva. It just finished the second bloom and I think about her every time I look at the orchid. My thoughts are with you

    1. Jennifer

      I am so sorry to hear about Diva. And thank you for your kind words. I don’t know what I would do without all of you!

  46. Laurie

    Jennifer, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve been there. I believe in the concept of the Rainbow Bridge, and that’s what got me through this. Hugs.

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you so much.

  47. Amy S

    I’m so sorry to hear about Baxter, I’m tearing up, pets are so so so special.

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