Jenni and I arranged to get together, as we try to do, at least once a year. We weren’t sure if it was going to happen because well, she gets married in 2 weeks and I have a lot going on with my family with the passing of my grandfather. But… we made it. 🙂 Its always wonderful to see her and catch up. It’s especially nice since she is my age, so we can relate, and I think we have established a pretty nice friendship. I wanted to try and go to her wedding but I wasn’t able to make it work with my work and the cost of the trip. 😦 But, Makiko and I sent her wedding gifts and have another one we’re working on. We usually start by letting Makiko and Jenni play. Its fun to see Makiko remember Jenni as her “first Mama.” They have a lot of fun together. My grandparents have a large basement that Makiko can run around in and of course has a ton of toys. (See below).
After we all played downstairs, the three of us (Makiko, Jenni, and myself) went out to Pei Wei. We had gone here before and enjoyed it. We also don’t like making these decisions so it was simple. I have learned it’s always very cool for puppy raisers to see their guide dog puppy’s (now guide dog) working. I will always remember last time we went to Pei Wei (the first time I went out with Jenni), she was so impressed that Makiko stopped at curbs. We got to catch up more and had a great time. See below.
We then went back to my grandparent’s house, talked some more, and took a few pictures. These actually turned out REALLY cute. We had some taken by my grandmother, but my favorite (below) is of Jenni, Makiko, and me in front of the Christmas tree. We took this as a selfie. I am holding/hugging Makiko, as is Jenni.
Here is another picture that I really like.. Jenni with Makiko.
It was such a wonderful time with Jenni! Makiko and I enjoyed it greatly!