Last night was the bachelor party and bachelorette party. Both seemed pretty fun from what I heard. The bachelor and his crew went to Tac Ops, a local airsoft gun range, and spent several hours shooting each other silly with air rifles. They came home covered in little welts...oops! But they had a good time; at least, Andy and Allen did! Then they did some last minute wedding prep, hung out, played a home-made mad lib, entitled "What I love about Andy by Alishia" (which I made based on what she had actually told me), prayed for Andy, and went to bed.
The girls, meanwhile, went downtown to the Benson Hotel
Of course, the room was *tastefully* decorated for the bachelorette party!
The ladies gave themselves pedicures and manicures in matching nail polish and made matching anklets (since they'll be walking barefoot down the aisle). Alishia opened her presents ("ooh la la!" is all I'll say), and we took a lot of goofy pictures in the lobby. Here's a picture of one of the presents I gave her. I made us matching tank tops (well, I bought the tank tops and then decorated them).
In case you can't make it out, the front says "Mrs. Cook" and then has our respective wedding dates (8-8-09 and 1-7-12) on a red satin heart (leftover fabric from her reception dress). On the back are iron-on angel wing decals. Above that it says "Allen's Angel" (on mine) and "Andy's Angel" (on hers), and then Proverbs 18:22. What is Proverbs 18:22, you ask? "He who finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the Lord." I think she liked it, and I think Andy will like it too. I know Allen likes the one I made.
Well, time to get ready for the wedding! I just hope Ruby can make it through the day without a meltdown...