Birthday Party Re-cap


Last Saturday's birthday celebration was more than a milestone for my husband... it was also a goal we'd been shooting for when our whole Porch Project began. We wanted to have everything finished so we could host an all out celebration in our new digs.

Our vacation last week was spent at home with 3 kids, the contractor, the cabinet installer, and Frank-the-floor-guy, who warrants a blog post all his own. And you know he will get it.

We also had our share of dust, hammering, pounding, and a junk pile the size of Manhattan (or so it seemed). And, we made it through. We were a little weary at times, but we made it.

And I am confessing right now that I don't have any photos of people at the party. No evidence of too much wine or a plate heaped with green beans and pasta salad. No blowing-out of the candles. No shots of the children. Honestly, once it all started I just soaked up the goodness. There's lots to be said for living in the moment.

But! I did manage to snap a photo of my party dress. (hee-hee)

The Black Forest cake

And these tasty appetizers. Doug and I had shrimp cocktail served this way at a restaurant on Mother's Day. It's so easy and such a great idea. Hook 6 or 7 shrimp over the edge of martini glass, add a lemon wedge and fill the glass with cocktail sauce. You can also add a dollop of guacamole. Delish!

It was a great ending to a wonderful week. Thanks for letting me share a little.


Sue :

I'm glad you were able to enjoy your new porch with the party. It is good to just enjoy the moment. My hubby gets annoyed with me at times for all my picture-taking. :) Your dress if very pretty.

Leah in Iowa :

Congratulations on getting the porch project completed, and on hosting a fabulous (I'm assuming) birthday party!

Can't wait to see pictures of the finished, decorated room!

Vader's Mom :

I'm so glad that you were so busy having fun that you forgot to snap more pictures. But you did get some good one to me.

Your dress is beautiful. And shrimp & cake. I'm crashing next years party!!

Lori :

Pretty party dresses; soaking in the goodness; yummy shrimp - all of my favorite things!

Glad to hear that it was such a fun vacation week! I too can't wait to see pictures of the finished project!

Lynne :

Love the dress, the shrimp look delicious, and the cake looks yummy. Can't wait to see the pictures of the porch and all. And the post about Frank the floor guy.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

I just love the dress! Red and toile are the perfect combo!

Dianne :

You're right...there is a LOT to be said about living in the moment...good for you! Glad the party went well!

Susan :

Glad you had Mission Accomplished!

justabeachkat :

Isn't it fun when things work out as planned? I'm so glad you had a good time. Love the dress!

Share some "after" photos of the new addition when you have time.

Sandra :

Congratulations on getting the porch finished that is just awesome.

I have to tell you, I LOVE your dress and that black forest cake has me drooling LOL

Have a wonderful day.

Annie :

Love your dress!
Sounds like such a nice party. Doesn't it feel good to just enjoy all your hard work (or hubbie's hard work)?

KT :

Hi Jill, I enjoy your postings very much, just had to tell you! I discovered your blog by accident one night last week....couldn't sleep and started hitting "Next Blog"....I'm sure I'm not the only one who does that! I enjoy your writing and your uplifting spirit.

And congratulations on completing your porch!

Nadine :

Happy Birthday to your hubby. I'm so glad you got your project done. It's so funny about the shrimp - I served it that way as part of my honey's Father's Day dinner (minus the lemon wedge).

Sounds like you had a good time at your party. Also sounds like you needed some fun. I'm glad you had it.

Jamie :

Love the dress...very cute!!!

I love shrimp cocktail! Such and easy thing to make that tastes great!!

Knit-Wit :

What a blessing to have that porch finished. Think of all the great moments yet to be spent there!

I miss shrimp. Haven't touched it since I learned I was allergic to it.

Susan :

It sounds you need a picture of the completed porch. I've loved watching the transformation. Hooray for you for just living in the moment, though.


:-) Susan

Sonya :

Love the party dress! Wish I could get into something that cute! The cake looks DELISH! That's the reason I can't get into a cute party dress! LOL! The shrimp looks good too although I am afraid of it! I love breaded shrimp though!

Jillian Inc. All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger