Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A new, beautiful computer (given by a wonderful person) means that there are no pictures on the hard drive yet...no pictures makes blogging a little hard, and going to one's own shower where a camera is taken from them, makes it even more difficult! Thankfully, however, some dear friends with a camera have helped me get out of this pickle. Love y'all!

My wonderful bridesmaids and their dear mother's have been planning a shower for me. After months of plans and ideas, lots of work, delicious food, and some lovely decorations, the day finally arrived! Ben, his mother, and his three sisters flew in to attend the shower with us, and we had a wonderful few days with them. The visit was much too short, in my opinion. :)

Many friends were at the shower, and it was such a joy to be surrounded by people I love. Christa and Mimi even called in on Skype to "attend!" :) Ahhh, the wonderful world of technology. I am blessed, and thankful beyond words. To my dear friends, to my amazing family, and my soon-to-be family, I love you all so much...thank you for everything.

See, Ben was there! :)

Red beads for the table.

So many dear friends.

The judges of Bridal Idol (and my bridesmaids) need food just like everybody else.

And I was hungry!

It looks like I wasn't the only hungry one.

It's almost like Christmas...except I was the only one opening presents! Setting up my own home is going to be so much fun!

Two sisters and a soon to be sister-in-law! Aren't they cute?

Two friends, and two more soon to be sisters-in-law.

Jessica and Melinda did a wonderful job with the games! The only question that confused me was: "What is Tiffany's favorite pastime?" I had a hard time with that one! :)

And Bridal Idol begins! Here is Abigail dressed in a very impressive toilet paper wedding gown.

Lovely Jill gets a turn.

I think that Sara really enjoyed this game!

All of the toilet paper brides and me.

Marie Michelle was the winner of Bridal Idol (and it was a hard choice...you saw the other brides pictured above!) this year.
She had a very elaborate gown, a tiara, shawl, a floral corsage, and she even had a toilet paper ring! Her very talented fashion designers are pictured with her.

We had to put the gifts pretty close to the screen to show Christa and Mimi. They kept asking us to pass things to them. :)

Melinda made this lovely bouquet with all of the ribbons, flowers and whatever else came on the packages.

My mom and I.

My mom, soon to be mother-in-law, and me.

And my side of the wedding party...Christa and Mimi are on the computer screen...now, are we officially weird, or what?


  1. What a fun, joyous time. We were so disappointed we weren't able to make it!! If only Peoria was more like ONE hour away instead of 3...
    Oh, dear, that must have been difficult for you to be rendered camera-less! :-)
    I see our church was well represented once again - there's Lauren as one of the winning dress designers! Heehee!

  2. Your shower looked lovely! You radiate joy! Love the "Bridal Idol"! What a fun idea. Will definitely keep stored in memory for future use!

    If y'all are weird, there is no hope for us! We skype Thanksgiving for my sister and her husband. I am so using your idea of taking a group pic with the skypees on screen!!!

  3. What fun...this is a special time for you...enjoy every moment!

  4. Too fun! Blessings and prayers on your upcoming marriage! Indeed, this time will go very fast...cherish every moment of it! :-)

  5. Kathryn,

    I know! We were soooo hoping that y'all would be able to come! You will make it for the wedding, right? 3 hours isn't too bad...practically around the corner! :)

    Yes, some of your church came, and it was such a joy to see them again! *laughs* She did a fabulous job! All of the dresses were so different, and beautiful...they did better than I expected! Camera-less is not something I like...maybe they'll let me take pictures at the wedding......


    It was a beautiful day, and I loved every minute of it!

    *laughs* We started skyping and taking pictures of our skype friends when a close friend joined the Marines. We skype him for just about every church event, so we figured we could do the same at the shower. Glad you got some tid-bits from the post! :D

    Mrs. Rabe,

    It is indeed very special. There is so much to soak up, and each day is a precious gift, and will soon be a special memory.


    I still can't believe how much closer we are! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were courting...and now here we are, up to our necks in wedding plans! But it is so special, and I know that we will look back at this time with fond memories, just as we do our "goin' courtin'" days. :)

  6. The shower looks wonderful!! I wish I could have been there in person!! You looked (and always look) beautiful!!

    I love you!

  7. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage Tiffany!

  8. Christa,

    Yes, it would've been sooo much better if you had been there! Oh well, c'est la vie! Glad we could Skype, though! :D Thanks!

    Love you too!


    Thank you!

  9. Lovely...
    What a beautiful celebration,
    Tiffany!! I am so happy for you!
    The pictures, delicious food,
    happy faces and etc... all
    made me feel like I was right there.
    Praying that you and your betrothed
    will have many years of joy together~ reflecting the relationship of Christ and His

    Love Your Sister in Christ,
    Santa Cruz, CA

  10. Jen,

    The girls did a fantastic job with the shower, and I am so thankful that we had other photographers there! Thank you, and I hope we can get together sometime in the near future! :)


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