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 :)