Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Taylor's Bachelor Party

Well, this site seems to be ALL ABOUT I thought I'd add some of the fun that Taylor has been having during the count down days of us being husband and wife.

This weekend was also his bachelor party and they first started out the day Golfing bright and early.....

Then they headed down to Wanamingo for a grill out and then a Keg as they waited for their bus to pick them up and take them all over the place.

They went out DANCING............

And Singing.............

And Taylor had an AWESOME PINK SHIRT that his Best Man Ben made for is him and Brian while he sports his sweet shirt..... The front says Mindi Who?? (hey now..) and the back says Tinkerbell 9-16-06..... maybe I shouldn't call Taylor funny nicknames when we are drinking around his friends....obviously that nickname stuck.....hehe

They all seemed to have a BLAST and felt it pretty good the next day...but I guess it was worth it to have a fun night out with all of your best buds!!

Renaissance Festival

I had a jam filled day of excitment for my bachlorette party....some of my girlfriends took me to the Renaissance Festival during the day to enjoy in some good food, good shows, and weird people watching!!

Here is me and Bekki in the backseat of our LONG drive to the festival....people sure don't know how to make good efficient maps on brochures....

We got lost like three times trying to get is Kelly pouting because its taking us FOREVER to get there....we even called the directions line and they told us three different ways of getting there each was confusing...BUT we made it and that's all that counts!!

Here is me and Crystal hanging out watching the parade go by......Don't I look cute, they really decked me out!!!

Me and Kelly hanging out by the pretty water wheel right after I got my Henna Tattoo from Crystal!!!

Me and the girls posing for a portrait!!

Here we are again...and little did we know that right behind us people were getting their wedding pictures taken....OPPS hope we didn't get in any of them!! HEHE

I had a WONDERFUL DAY thanks to all my friends that made it so special for me!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Pictures from Personal Shower I couldn't get these pictures to fit in my personal shower blog so here are the two that couldn't fit.....

My AWESOME thong from Meghann.............WAY TOO FUNNY TO NOT SHARE WITH EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And here is me and all my girlfriends who made it to my party..........I love you girls! Thanks for a special evening!!!!

Personal Shower

Well, since I am on so many meds I wasn't allowed to drink any alcohol for my bachelorette party. So, instead of the drinking party my friends still threw me my personal shower.

They decked the whole basement with Pink and black everything.....that's my kind of party!! While the girls enjoyed their beer and Pink vodka slushies they had a different idea in mind for me.... They came up with this game that every time I said the words - Pink, Taylor, Wedding or Like I had to stick a piece of gum in my mouth and I had to keep all the gum in my mouth until after I had opened all my gifts.....This is me fairly early on in the game.....I think I had like 6 pieces in my mouth at this point.....My favorite word to say is LIKE.....they really got me with that one!

So as the party continued I just couldn't catch myself from saying LIKE....I got good at not saying Pink...I called it purple, Taylor I said Tinkerbell or Twinkie...his buddies nicknames for him....and I instead of wedding I said MY DAY..... Here is me and Megan as this fun game was her clever idea........I really had a mouth full!!!

Finally it was time for me to start opening up my was probably the most quite I have ever been when opening up gifts........My mouth hurt!!!

As I was opening up all kinds of fun little gifts I get to one from Meghann and let me tell you I was pretty shocked with what I saw..........

Taylor's face on a THONG!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is just TOO FUNNY!!!!!- See picture above....

Well, even though I couldn't go out and have a wild and crazy time with my girlfriends I was still happy that they could share this fun special day with me. You gotta love your girlfriends!!!

Crohn's Disease

Well, as some of you may or may not know I have been pretty sick lately. Everyone was thinking it was stress or anxiety from the wedding planning but I knew by the way I was feeling that stress wasn't the reason. I had been seeing my doctor for 2 weeks trying to reveal something that was the matter with me, doing a scope down my throat and first thinking the pain was just from a sore in my esophagus but that turned out not to be the case because after 4 days of that diagnosis the pain came back. I ended up in the ER due to the increasing pain and a fever. While in the ER I had a CT scan done of my stomach area and it turned out that my small intestine was so inflamed you couldn't even see the other organs in that area. So they sent me home on some pain pills and had me prepare for my colonoscopy the following day. The pain of that exam was very intense due to how inflamed my intestine was but I made it through and the doctor was amazed with what he found. I had several little ulcers in the lining of my small intestine where it connects to my colon and by seeing that my doctor knew it was Crohn's disease.

Now, a week later, I am still taking a lot of medication to help bring down the inflamation but I am feeling better and better with each passing day. Once we get it under control I will take a controller medication for the rest of my life to help prevent any more flare ups, along with eating a diet more suitable for people with Crohn's- meaning no lettuce, corn, seeds, nuts, onions, celery and popcorn. I guess those foods are harder for the small intestine to pass. Crohn's disease is normally a genetic disease but I seem to be the first in the family to have it.

I am feeling much better knowing what is wrong with me and knowing that it is something that I can take care of and treat.....its not curable but its treatable, so that's enough for me. Now, its on to the wedding...I can't believe that its already only 17 days away!!!

If you are interested in learning about Crohn's disease check out this website, it's full of helpful and interesting information.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Shower #3

This weekend Taylor's aunts all threw me my last bridal shower. We had it in the basement of St. Ansger's Church. They had a delicious breakfast...giant muffins and lots of fresh fruit. The shower, of course, was done all in pink. It was a lot of fun!

Here is some of Taylor's family enjoying their breakfast at the shower.

Me and Taylor's Aunt Jodi next to all the PINK gifts!!! Gotta love all the fun pink stuff! :)

Taylor's family who helped throw the party! THANK YOU!!! I had a WONDERFUL Time!!

Also this past week Taylor had a Tool Shower thrown by his uncles. They had a grill out, beer, and a bonfire and lots of TOOLS! Taylor had a GREAT time and can't wait to play with all his new stuff!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Full Force Planning.....

This past weekend was my friend Holly's wedding. I've been a very good friend and have devoted all of my attention to her and her wedding since I was a bridesmaid and this was HER special day. And because her, her twin sister Megan, and Kelsey are all in my wedding, I would want them to have their attention on my wedding when the time came so that is what I did for her. The wedding was beautiful and we all had a really good time.

Now, being at the wedding, it just made me and Taylor even more excited for OUR wedding. We are just over 1 month until the big day and now all the planning is happening. We need to get our marriage license at the courthouse, we need to follow up with all of our vendors, I have one more shower, we both have our bachelor and bachelorette parties to attend.....and then all that last minutes stuff.........I can't wait!

So now we watch the countdown clock tick closer and closer to September will be here before we know it. :)