The weekend of May 1st my very wonderful friend Jessica threw me a beautiful wedding shower. Between the two of us we decided a “tea party” themed shower would be fun. Everyone could dress up and wear derby hats, because when do you ever get to wear a whimsical hat? Jessica went all out on this party with a delicious spread of quiches and brunch goodies. Jessica even had the cake look like a tea pot complete with two tea cups…
It was so wonderful to have many of the important women in my life all in the same room. My sister flew in from CO and put on a pair of pretty shoes!
me and mac
While I enjoy being center of attention it’s really hard to sit there opening (very generous but appreciated) presents with 20some sets of eyes on me!
A few games were played. We had three troopers sporting toilet paper wedding dresses, team Lindsay and Danielle won, a close second with team Mac and Liz, and sad to say but Gail and Pam came in last place, all teams put up a good fight though!
The party favors, designed by my mom, were of a tea party theme. I had such a great time seeing everyone and seeing all of Jessica’s hard work planning such a fun party, the wildlife on the wall also partook in the fun!
tea cup favors
Thank you to all my friends and family who came out that special day-I love you all but a big THANK YOU goes to Jessica, who threw a fabulous party!
In a little over one week Rob, Meiko, and I will be making the 17 hour drive out west to spend Christmas with two of my favorite people; MacKenzie and Karrisa.
karrisa and mackenzie-they're cool
I haven’t worried about what I’ll need for the trip but Meiko is almost all packed. We’ve got her booties ready, plenty of sweaters and jackets, a portable crate (thanks to Jessica!), and a harness. Now, this harness is not just any harness. This harness was created with lots of love and saved us lots of money. Here is a photo of what inspired us for a little DIY, from this catalog website!
The reason we need this harness is for Meikos tendency to want to be anywhere we are. We worry about her leaping out of the car when we stop along the way, especially in the mountains. More dogs are lost while on vacation and we don’t want Meiko to be apart of the statistic. The harness is nice because she can’t get tangled in it, she still has the option of which seat she’d like to curl up in a little ball and sleep in, and she can’t slip out of the car.
meikos harness, without meiko
While we’re willing to spend any amount on Meikos safety, $41 seemed a little hefty for a glorified zip line. If you break down the components to this zip line, you basically have a few carabiners, a harness, and two leashes. With the exception of the heavy duty carabiners, we had all the tools to create the zip line for less than $8. She has a nice seat cover, too. It should keep her precious little body nice and cozy on the drive since there are no seat heaters in the back seats ;)
I know ours looks very DIY but Meiko will be safe and we can use the difference to get her a few more bones for the trip. Here’s to safe travels!