The Bachelorette!

I had a fun night with the girls celebrating my upcoming nuptials and my last few days of the single life ;)   

The Party started out at Tara's house, then we went to Red Fire Grill for an awesome dinner, great drinks, and lots of laughs.  My girlfriends spoiled me and provided many things for the honeymoon :)  

Ash and Tara previously videotaped Tim answering some questions they came up with.  They tested me to see if I would respond the same way.   I think the biggest stumper was "At what dollar amount when Holly-Rae is shopping or making a purchase, would you want her to discuss it with you and "ask"?  Tim said $1000.   My response: ASK for PERMISSION???  WHAT?!??!?  :)  Just kidding...  I said $300.  WOW!  So of course now I want to know if that is  $1000 per item, per day, or what?!?! 

Each girlfriend also brought a pair of panties that represented THEM... I had to guess who they came from.  Slow starting, but once I figured a couple out it made it easier.  The funniest may have been the tiny thong...and my girlfriend said "My husband says I'm these go UP and they are TIGHT - that's how they represent me".   HA HA :)  

It was a fab night with the girls - that's all I can tell you... the rest is on the DL.  What happens in Bloomington stays in Bloomington :)  

The Arbor House

So everyone's been's the house coming along?!?! IT'S ALMOST FINISHED!!! Just a few touch ups and small things - like painting registers, getting new thermostat controls, etc. The walls, floors, appliances, lighting, etc, is all finished! The last major thing is they are building out the master walk in closet shelving, drawers, etc. Everything else is done! I'm not going to post pictures of the house util AFTER the wedding when you can see it all decorated. It is beautiful - we love it!

P.S. We have a habit of naming our homes...for example, Tim's last house was called Vale (it was on Vale St.) some of my former residences have been titled "Wagon Wheel" (it had some interesting wallpaper border) and most recently "Kolton" - I live on Colton St. This new house is on Hawthorne Arbor Lane - and we've called it Arbor pretty much since the beginning. We originally started calling it the lake house (its on a lake) but decided that may sound too pretentious :) Arbor is trees - everyone has trees :) So Arbor house it is!


So...when you decide to get married in 8 weeks, one thing that you have to take care of immediately is invitations. We did a rush order... but it still took longer than we expected. They finally came in and I had 5 girls (Tara, Ash, Tammy, Al, Lo) at my house tonight working on assembly line complete with 5 different insert options depending on the invite. We wanted to knock them out in one night. Tara's role was to address the outside of the envelopes. We were finally finished wrapping up when we realized that I must not have been clear with instructions on how to address the outsides of the invites. For example, "Mr. Bob and Mrs. Camille Cornwell" wasn't exactly what I was going for :) Nor was "Mrs. Kurt and Mrs. Rachel Domnick". :) Alls well that ends well - we just laughed about it and re-wrote the envelopes... thankfully I ordered extra :) --- Tim didn't seem to laugh as loud as we did. In Tara's defense, she's never sent out wedding invites. :)