Friday, November 9, 2012

fridays letters & doggie seat belt

Dear Chris, 
It is hard when you don't get home until after 11pm on Tuesday nights and after 10pm on Wednesday nights.  I am glad you have re-instituted our Wednesday morning dates so that I at least get to see you some in that busy 48 hours.  We've been missing you in the middle of the week.  
I made homemade cinnamon rolls with fresh milled flour for our "date".  I will have to tell you about my new toy soon.  But in the meantime, look at these and drool.

Dear Jamie, 
First of all, thanks for my kefir grains.  They have almost doubled already!  Crazy!  We are enjoying them and I'm looking forward to finding more uses for the milk kefir.  And thanks for kicking my butt into gear to run up those hills.  I would totally walk them without your motivation.  Its fun to see the kiddos playing together too.

Dear Amazon,
I don't know what we would do without you.  Prime might be our best friend.  Two day shipping is amazing.  I kid you not, we get at least 3 packages/week from Amazon.  I should bake some cinnamon rolls for the UPS driver.

Dear Dr. Bob,
I love how quick and easy it is to walk over for Phoebe and my chiropractic adjustments.  Although I certainly can't prove it, I really do believe that you help make my pregnancies easy by keeping everything aligned.  And I'll even give you some of the credit for my labor "easy" (relatively speaking) last time too.  

Dear Knox,
Thanks for being a trooper and cooperating to wear your seat belt.  Yes, seat belt!  Did you know that there are doggie seat belts?  I had no idea!  My mom (the safety queen) found them and insisted on purchasing one for Knox.  I will say it is nice to know he's secure and not wandering and around the car- that was quite a distraction for me.  Knox's seat belt is from a company called K-9 Outfitters.  They make some pretty interesting claims about the importance of doggie seat belts and the safety of your pet.  We've had ours for several months now and are pleased with it.  Knox doesn't seem to be bothered by it.  It still gives him freedom to move around to get comfortable.  He slips on the harness that is then connected by "cable" to the car's seatbelt. 
A couple weeks ago I saw a report on the news from the Centers for Pet Safety that showed the complete failure of canine restraint systems to safely restrain pets in the event of a collision.  (In other words the dogs were still injured despite the restraint system.)  However that being said, in the unfortunate event of an accident I think it would be better for Knox to be restrained rather than flying into myself, Chris or the baby.  So we will continue to use it.

Have you ever heard of a doggie seat belt?  Does anyone else use one?




  1. I have never heard of a doggie seat belt. Hmmm...I will have to look into that for our little guy. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Your cinnamon rolls look so good! We were hoping to make some on Thanksgiving morning, but Brian will be working...I guess we will have to wait for Christmas.

    And I've never heard of a doggie seat belt! It's definitely an interesting idea!

  3. Can you ship me some of those amazing Cinnamon roles my way!? Amazon is literally my best friend too! & I have never heard of a Doggy Seatbelt, but what an amazing idea! Hope you have an awesome weekend <3

    xoxo Yesi <3

  4. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog! can't wait to keep following along! NEVER heard of a doggy seatbelt - oh the things people come up with!

    stop by sometime!

  5. Love that you guys instituted a Wednesday morning date to work around your busy schedule. Life does get so busy sometimes I think it's so important to always make your marriage a prioirty. Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along!

    new follower :)

  6. I love his seat belt - what a great idea! And those cinnamon rolls look amazing!


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