Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Thank-God-It's-Done Party

This has been a crazy summer for us. Since April we've been undergoing major house renovations, including new landscaping, new windows, new house paint, new main line, new patio and driveway, new tiki torches, new air conditioning, new gate, new fountain, new sprinklers, and probably a couple of other things I can't remember. So what better way to celebrate the end of it than with a Thank-God-It's-Done pool party.

Jon, Amy and Ashley lounge under the patio. (08/31/2008)
Jon, Amy and Ashley lounge under the patio. (08/31/2008)

Before you say anything, yes we know we haven't put up the 'before & after pictures' yet. We still need to take the 'after pictures', which we'll probably do next weekend since we've been busy preparing for our party. Thankfully Jason and Jarrod came down from Ventura on Saturday and helped us prepare in the morning.

Amy relaxes in the pool. (08/31/2008)
Amy relaxes in the pool. (08/31/2008)

We decided that Labor Day weekend would be the best time for the party, since the renovations would be 95% done (the only thing left is the new front door which, due to a an error on the part of the store, won't be in for another six more weeks). About a dozen or so of the usual gang were able to join us, which made for a nice party that wasn't too big or too small.

Christine getting ready to squirt. (08/31/2008)
Christine getting ready to squirt. (08/31/2008)

We provided the burgers and basic drinks. Everyone else brought a side dish to share. Speaking of, we gotta give mad props to Ann who wowed the crowd with a homemade asian cole slaw that totally rocked. And Dana & Eric's mid-afternoon ice-cream bars were a definite treat!

Tim and Ann enjoy the water. (08/31/2008)
Tim and Ann enjoy the water. (08/31/2008)

Most of the people had to take off in the evening, but Jon, Ann, Amy and Ashley stayed well into the night. After a second round of swimming, we turned on the tiki torches and enjoyed a game of Apples to Apples on the patio. We moved on to Catchphrase, but by the time we finished the second round, Tim and I were exhausted after our day of fun.

Eric dips his feet in. (08/31/2008)
Eric dips his feet in. (08/31/2008)

One final note: Surpringly, we did not take a single picture the entire day (hard to believe since I almost always have our litle camera in my hand). Luckily our pal Laura S. took the pics that accompany this blog post. Thanks Laura! :)

3 comments:

beastandbean said...

OMG...that looks like it was so much fun! Your back yard looks amazing too. Love those outdoor curtains! So cool!!

Also sad to hear we missed out on APPLES TO APPLES...that game rocks! Congrats on finally getting your yard back to normal, you guys must be so relieved! Yay!

Laura said...

We had a blast! Your place is gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks like so much fun! We're sorry we had to miss the festivities. I just love the cabana style seating you created. Can't wait to see your before and after pics!

- Laura R.