Monday, June 25, 2007
Yesterday Beren and I had the honor and pleasure of hosting a surprise 50th birthday party for our good friend, Greg. We planned this gathering the day before the big event, and if you know anything about me at all you'll realize just how impossible that sounds! I am the ultimate planner, love to have everything organized and thought out down to the most minute details. I will search for weeks for the perfect tableware, decorations, etc., and everything must have a theme. I love hosting parties but everything must be perfect. This event, however, was a different story! I had no time for such details so I had to put my perfectionism aside and just go for it! We ended up with about 20 guests, coming & going at various times from about 1 - 9 pm. Greg's wife and I handled the shopping, I did a bit of cleaning, Beren worked his magic on the grill, Greg's band performed in my backyard, the kids splashed in the pool, we kept the food & drinks coming and we all had a fabulous time! When the clouds moved in and the band had to break down their equipment and cut the set short, we just moved the merrymaking into the patio where we continued to be entertained by acoustic guitars, makeshift drums and beautiful vocals by bandmembers and guests alike. By the end of the night we were tired yet completely satiated and I myself was ever-so-grateful for the wonderful friends who visited the Castle!