Monday, June 24, 2013

She Can Handle a Crowd

Two months after moving on to this lovely vessel, we were finally ready to have a party. So many people have asked to see our new home and we knew the summer would get away from us if we didn't do something soon.

Invites were sent for an "Open Boat" and then I freaked out. Where on earth were we going to put all these people? A boat warming party is very different from a house warming party. If the weather cooperated, some people could hang out on the dock while others were on the boat. But if everyone on the list showed up at the same time or the weather was bad there was no way everyone would fit. Fear not, we had the most gorgeous day and people came in manageable waves. Hey fabulous friends -- did you guys coordinate that? There were times when we had 20 people on board, but with the cabin, sunroom, and helm station there was plenty of room for people to spread out.

Of course, before you can have a party, you have to prep:
Doug made his famous pulled pork.
The breakfast bar became a buffet of munchies.
We set up the coolers on the dock.
But where are all the pictures of these guests? Well, this is a public blog and I make an effort to not post pictures of people without their permission. You're just going to have to trust me that we had a crowd.

Our invite specifically said "No gifts please. (Seriously! We don't have space for anything else.)" Not everyone followed those instructions, but those that brought gifts were smart enough to bring consumables:
Thank you everyone!
On an unrelated note, I am happy to report that I finally used my oven. My Pampered Chef mini-loaf pan fits!
And the banana bread is good as ever.

7 comments:

  1. Congrats again to you and Doug. I love your boat - it is gorgeous and I am so happy for you both. Thank you for inviting Andy and I. We loved seeing your new floating pad :) ~Jodi

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    1. Thanks for making time to visit on such a full day for you.

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  2. Thanks again for having us. It was so nice to finally see your dream home. :) You guys are amazing for following your dreams...so exciting. I loved every bit of it, and am still so jealous of the thought of having dinner on the water every night. Enjoy, and can't wait to see you this weekend!

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  3. Elizabeth RaffertyJuly 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    I am so sorry I missed this. I always bug you to go on the boat, and the one time you invite me, I can't make it! Fail. I had to go to the beach the next day, and I was working on a grant that was due on Wednesday, so I couldn't get it together to get over to you.
    Thanks so much for inviting me, though. I hope I'll make it on the invite list next time.

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    1. You just need to contact me next time you're in Fed Hill for a private tour.

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  4. hi, I'm a friend of Sylvie's and I'm just stopping by your blog. I bet toaster oven baking pans would fit in your mini-oven and there's even a really great book, Small Batch Baking, that has recipes for 4 muffins, 2 mini loaves, 6 biscuits, etc. at a time. Woohoo for not making more than you need!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have to look for that book.

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