For the past year, I've served on the auction committee for an annual event benefiting the Cancer Society. Called Cattle Baron's Ball, the event has been in Tulsa for a few years, but is starting to really take hold now. It's already huge in Dallas and a couple of other cities. Maria, my friend who launched the fashion line, actually chaired the event this year. (I totally can't say I'm busy at all compared to that girl!)
Like I said, there has been lots of auction item planning in the past year, including a tanning package. The spray tan person came to Beth's house to drop off her auction item while we were working on some final event stuff, sooooo the two of us decided to get a spray tan from her, too. Go ahead and laugh. I certainly did.
|The event was at Vive Le Ranch in South Tulsa, featuring gorgeous land, a barn complete with twinkling Christmas lights, a live band, games, BBQ, and more.|
|Many thanks to my friend and the event's fabulous photog, Sherman Merchant, for capturing this photo as we arrived! Ignore my dress wrinkles. I'd been sitting. It was so humid, they shook out quickly.|
|Sara and me. Many thanks to Jenny for letting me borrow her awesome dress!|
|Mason jars + candles + labels painted with chalkboard paint. Guests were able to purchase and write the name of a loved one affected by cancer to light the night's event.|
|Guarding his auction item with one minute remaining in bidding... haha...|
|Nice "glow" from the humidity/summer heat.|
Saturday, I ran errands and took it pretty easy. Eric and I saw the Bourne Legacy Saturday night. I dug it. Then again, I think I've blogged about my crush on Jeremy Renner, so there's that.
So, I have been withholding some information. I have wanted another dog for AWHILE now, but it didn't make sense when I lived with a roommate b/c she also had a dog. Three dogs=too much for a little rental house. So, I perpetually stalk petfinder. A doggie came up for rescue a few weeks ago and I finally called. Sunday, the rescue brought the pup for a home visit and I was SO SAD b/c we ended up not taking the dog. I mean, the dog was great- adorable, well-mannered, etc, but Gracie wasn't interested at all. And the dog was quite a bit larger than we originally thought which freaked Gracie out...which is fine because she'd get used to it, but it was just not what we're ready for. I almost cried when I called the woman to tell her we wouldn't be taking the pup. It just breaks my heart to know so many dogs need good homes and we have a great one to share, but I still had to say no b/c it wasn't a fit right now. I'd rescue all the dogs on the streets if I could, so having to turn one away after meeting it was really tough.
That said, we definitely have lots of love to give this little furry kid and vice versa. We're lucky to have such an awesome little pooch who brings us so much joy. :) Someday the right pup will find us and make a great sister or brother to G dog.
Sunday night, Eric and I capped off the weekend with burgers and beer. I was bummed out about the dog not working out, so he distracted me by getting me out of the casa and bribing me with a cheeseburger. :)
|I feel like I've posted a lot of dressed up photos lately. This is my much more normal weekend attire. :)|