Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wow - what a weekend! *updated with pics!*

So my big party was Saturday and let me tell you...we had SO much fun! Yes it was hot, but it was fun anyway. We got up early on Saturday and my friend "T" came over to help get everything together, we decorated, went shopping and started on the infamous fruit bouqets. They didn't quite turn out the way I expected, but they were a hit anyway. We laughed, listened to music and totally worked our butts off getting everything ready.

Pace and two of his friends worked diligently in the backyard to get everything set up outside. Poor guys it was so hot!

We had a daiquiri machine running and T and I created our very own Pineapple-Coconut-Mango daiquiri mix. I was kind of nervous because I had never made anything like that and I wasn't sure what I was going to taste like, however it was GREAT! It was a huge hit and we ended up having to go back to the store for more later in the night.

People started arriving around 3:30, my friend "B" brought the coolest beach themed birthday cake Because it was so hot, most people ate first and then jumped right in the pool. We had a volleyball net set up, so everyone was playing volleyball. I think at one point we had 15 people in the pool! LOL After it cooled down a bit, we started playing horseshoes and if people needed to cool down further, they went inside for a cold drink and some pinball. I think overall everyone had a great time! I think we were in bed by around midnight (yes, I think that means I am getting old) but we were pooped!

Pace bought me this AWESOME digital camera for my birthday, I also got a super cute purse and wallet (which I have wanted for a long time, but I am too cheap to buy it for myself), I got some new Bett.y Bo.op pj's, some gift cards, and this super duper cool laundry sorter.

The story behind the laundry sorter: Pace is a very clean guy, he likes things tidy, in their place. I am more of a "live.in.your.house.the.way.you.want.during.the.week.and.then.clean.it.up.on.the.weekend" kind of girl (which has the tendency to drive Pace crazy.) So the laundry sorter is really more practical for him, but is going to be a HUGE saving for me too! It will help me keep the laundry neat and tidy which will appease my husband which will make me a very happy camper!

Sunday morning we got up and went to my favorite breakfast place (which stunk because the service was THE WORST and the food was less than spectacular). When we got home from breakfast, it was Work, Work, Work. My friend "K" did a HUGE amount of cleaning up during the party which totally saved my life, however there was plenty for us to do on Sunday as well. I am still cleaning up sticky mango juice from my floor. LOL

The weekend was great - there are some people out there that I wish could have been there, but circumstances, distance or some other cosmic event prevented that and it is ok, because I was thinking of you!


Jess said...

Sounds like a great time! :)


The Unproductive One said...

I'm SO glad you had such a rockin time!! Sounds like it's just what you needed!


♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

OMG, girl. I bet it was a blast and im sure your fruit baskets were adorable. I wish we could of been there for you but next year!!! (we will let you know we are coming this time. hee hee maybe).
Gald the party was a hit. :)
Did anyone beat Jeff's top score on pinball????

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Love the pictures they look great. and the fruit things turned out amazing. (your crazy)
The cake was oober cute to, way to go B.

the misfit said...

In awe of your fruit bouquets. Sounds like a super-fantastic party.

Misty said...

if I ever make my way to Arizona will you throw me an awesome party like this? everything looks great!!!