Saturday, July 31, 2010

Old Man

Guess who turns the BIG 2-9 today...MIKE!!! Yes, I'm marrying an older man and I love it!
He is home from Knoxville for the weekend so we are going to take advantage of the beautiful weather! His birthday wish list includes playing tennis, going for a run together, some pool time and then family dinner tonight...sounds like a great plan to me!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE...I have a feeling this is going to be your best year yet! Love you Pookie

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


We moved and are still alive to talk about it! A little over 2 weeks ago, I watched the movers pack up ALL of our stuff and load it into the big moving truck. It only took them about 8 hours and I was very impressed with how quick they worked.
After they left, I loaded a few items into the jeep and headed u
p to Knoxville. A day later, the movers arrived and the unloading began. Mike & I spend the entire 3 days unloading all the boxes and trying to find a place for everything.The movers used more paper than I ever imagined. Since we are planning to buy a house in a few months, Mike decided it would be a good idea to keep all the paper and boxes. Sounded like a good idea at the time, but not when you had to FOLD all the paper!!! Thankfully our attic is huge and we were able to put all the boxes, paper and a ton of other stuff in it.It was fun to find a home for everything and start making the house "our home"...only if it is for a few months.
I even got to use our new washer and dryer! We have had it for about 2 months but haven't been up there to use it. Thanks mom & dad :)

On another note-Things are going well at Kelly & Robby's house...they haven't evicted me yet!! ONLY 31 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lauren's Bridal Luncheon

Two weeks ago, Mike and I headed down to Wilmington to watch these 2 get married! We had such a great time hanging out with so many of our friends and watching Kyle & Lauren tie the knot.
Friday afternoon, I headed to Lauren's bridal luncheon at one of the CUTEST places. Its called The Wilmington Tea Room and you have to check it out if you are downtown. It's a small restaurant right on the river with any tea you could ever want, delicious food and beautiful china. I was at the best table (sorry Lauren) and was entertained by Millie & Baker the entire time. These are 2 of the sweetest, well mannered and adventurous children I have ever met. Millie will eat anything and proceeded to try everything that was put in front of her!!
We all had a great time filling our bellies and catching up on life. Lauren did a fantastic job picking out this place and made everyone feel loved!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Looks like I'm going from 1 roommate (O'Malley) to 4 (Robby, Kelly, Fatz and Scout)!! Kessler talked Kelly into adopting one of his kittens and she is now the proud owner of Scout. I'm NOT a cat person, but I have to say that I love these 2 cats. They are both full of personality and lovable when they want to (except when Fatz gives you the crazy bobcat eye and attacks)

The only issue with the situation is...O'Malley would love to have Scout for a meal. We are trying to get them acquainted slowly but surely without any lost lives or bloodshed.
While the movers were packing ALL of our junk yesterday, I worked next door at Kelly's house. Probably not a good idea not to be there the whole time, but there wasn't really anywhere for me to go!

I hadn't heard the cats in a while so I went looking for them. This is what I found in the master bedroom...
After they decided they wanted to hang out with me, Scout was very enthralled with my computer. Not much fun when I was trying to work.
Finally they settled down again. Scout was asleep on my lap while Fatz nudged himself between me and my laptop.

Monday, July 12, 2010

They're out

We sent our invitations out over 4th of July weekend and it was such a relief! We got a bottle of wine, spread all the stuff on the table and started our night of assembling. I'm SO thankful that Mike was in town to help because it would have taken me forever.
We were so happy with how everything turned out and really appreciate our friends working so hard on our invitations.
Jennifer Borkowski Design did all of our calligraphy. She did such a great job and I HIGHLY recommend her to everyone. Seriously...check her out!
Now the fun part starts...the RSVP's!


The movers come in 2 days, and I barely have a path to my desk in the mean time. If you can't find me, its probably because this pile of junk has consumed me.
It will be all worth it because 1) I will be MARRIED and living in a house and 2) I have the sweetest renters moving in!!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On the road again...

We're heading to Wilmington bright and early tomorrow morning for the HINES wedding!!!
We are ready to party the weekend away with the App family!
I cannot wait to see BFF & Kyle tie the knot.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Margarita Man

Saturday night, we were given the best couples shower EVER!!! Seriously, I had a blast and didn't want the night to that is saying something coming from me.
Lora, Givens, Bruce's, Fleming's and St. Louis' hosted a fabulous Mexican themed shower in Uptown Charlotte. They rented an amazing margarita machine and it was a hit. We are even thinking of having Margarita Man make an appearance at our wedding b/c it was that good!!

My cousin and Aunt even flew in and surprised me for the weekend. Betsy is preggers and due the week after my wedding so she won't be able to be there. I had so much fun with them and it was such a special gift!! The hosts went above and beyond making sure everything was perfect from the location, decorations, food and drinks! Kat's homemade cupcakes were delish and I caught a few people eating 4 or more...I won't call anyone out though! We REALLY appreciated all of our sweet friends taking the time to come celebrate with us. We felt beyond loved and had so much fun with each of you. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

There are SO many great pictures, I had trouble picking just a few...sorry!

The amazing HOSTS!
hubby to be
thanks for photo bombing Ellen