Phew… I can’t tell you how relieved I am that the baby shower is over, and the day went off without a hitch. I’ve been all worked up about the number of guests, the size of our place, the white trash in the area, and the various home projects we needed to get done beforehand. But, as is the case is most instances, I made a bigger deal of it than really needed to be.
Aside from the near-fire in the grill, and threat of rain, it was great day. Thanks to everyone that helped get everything together. It took two weeks to get things ready, three hours to have the party, and 30 mins to break everything down… then, it’s all in the past!
There was some benefit of hosting the party at our place. As I’ve mentioned, we did a lot of house updates to try and “spiff the place up”. We re-did the back deck and one of the bathrooms, built a fence and landscaped in the backyard. Now that it’s all over, I’m just happy to have the updates done. The place is looking nice.
Another practical-upshot of hosting the big party is that everyone brought beers and food. Most of the food was eaten, but I’ve got more beers in the fridge downstairs than I know what to do with. Actually, let’s be honest, I know exactly what to do with them… ;)