26 July 2009

If Every Weekend Could be Like This...

What a great weekend we ended up having! If you remember, Friday I was concerned that the weather could screw up boating on Saturday, and of course I still had a ton of stuff to do to get ready for Maggie's birthday party on Sunday. It all fell into place, thank goodness!

It was raining on Saturday morning when we woke up, but we just chilled in front of the TV for a spell and waited for the skies to clear - and they did! We launched our boat just as the rest of the crew was heading out for lunch, so we were less than a half hour behind them. The staff at the restaurant took long enough to get used to our big group that we arrived just in time to place our order. I had some fabulous seafood linguine and Maggie made friends with just about everyone there.

As we headed back across the lake, hubby decided to cut some corners on our leisurely tour when we felt a few rain drops. Our timing must have been perfect, because a few raindrops were all we caught on that trip! We re-docked and hung out on the water watching everyone else and visiting with a few other boats from our group that headed in to avoid the rain. And the detail that shouldn't necessarily contribute to a successful trip but does - we didn't have a tire on the trailer blow out on the way home (this has happened TWICE within the last year..it isn't fun).

Sunday was a wee bit frantic as we wrapped up the final details, but nothing we couldn't handle (with some help from my parents, who came a bit early to set up their present). Maggie made a killing! Her friends and family sure do love her :) She loved all of her presents. It was challenging at times to take her attention from one gift to get her to open the next! We had a taco bar for lunch - I had most of the stuff ready in bowls before people got there and cooked five pounds of ground beef in the crock pot. I hope no one left hungry - we made it out with only a small bowl of salsa and a few taco shells left!

All in all, the good didn't only outshine any bad, I don't think there was much that could be construed as bad! What a great weekend to have a birthday girl :)

9 comments:

Stacie said...

Sounds like a really nice weekend! Happy Birthday to Maggie! Hope she had a fantastic day.

katherine said...

Oh Maggie is so cute and adorable..i wish she's in front of me so i can give her a kiss and big hug...Belated happy birthday to the little Princess Maggie. Love your smile baby.

BTW. thanks for the comment Becki about EC.

MommaDJane said...

My daughter celebrated her birthday this weekend as well. Small world. Thanks for her birthday wishes over @MommaDJane blog. Sounds like your party turned out great! Any photos?

Michele said...

I am so glad to hear that the weather kinda cooperated for your weekend.
Maggies party sounded great! Happy Birthday to her! You know...I never even thought about having a taco bar for parties...great idea!!!

siteseer said...

We had a great time. and the taco bar was a huge success - we had plenty. Your parties are always so much fun.

Angel said...

So glad that everything worked out for your weekend. Sounds like a great time was had by all!

Take care:)

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

Glad the party was fun! Post some pics if/when you have time. :-)

Shawie said...

good to know that everything turned out pretty good in the end:D what an action-packed weekend you had:))

B Boys Mom said...

Where are the birthday party pictures? Sounds like you had a great weekend!