My 1st “home party” on Beatitude

It all started when I went to a “thirty-one party” at my dear friend’s house, Louise Hawthorne Foss.  (FYI – Thirty-one is a company that was started 10 yrs ago that has become quite popular and sells items such as totes, bags and purses that can be embroidered and personalized.)  When I was at this party, I saw some friends I had not seen in a while.  As we talked, several mentioned they would love to see the boat. The problem is that our boat is over an hour away from our previous home. Well, I thought, what better way to get several ladies to come aboard than to have a thirty-one party on Beatitude!!  My first home party on Beatitude!

At one point, the party was almost cancelled because of conflicts in some of the ladies’ schedules, but I decided to go for it!  Thankfully, I had 8 attend  –  six newcomers and one who had been on Beatitude previously.  It was so exciting to show them around the catamaran!  Most had never been on a catamaran (and one I knew of had never been on a boat!).  I learned my lesson from previous experiences to check the tide before setting a time for them to climb onto Beatitude. It was perfect!! The high tide had occurred at 11:45 am, and I had made the party for 3:30 pm.  By the time we were saying our goodbyes, it was low tide, and we could practically step off the boat onto the dock.

Strawberry shortcake, veggies, lt ranch dip, hummus, pita chips, thin pretzels, fruit bowl......YUM!

Strawberry shortcake, veggies, lt ranch dip, hummus, pita chips, thin pretzels, fruit bowl……YUM!

Diane and Louise relaxing in the cockpit.

Diane and Louise relaxing in the cockpit.

Our friend, Jeannie, was our thirty-one representative

Our friend, Jeannie, was our thirty-one representative

Fellowshipping around the table. Deanna who is seated next to me on my left was a childhood friend I had not seen in probably 20 yrs!(?) She lives in a nearby town I found out thru FB!

Fellowshipping around the table. Deanna who is seated next to me on my left was a childhood friend I had not seen in probably 20 yrs!(?) She lives in a nearby town I found out thru FB!

I think Julia found a bag she wants to purchase! (and it matches!)

I think Julia found a bag she wants to purchase! (and it matches!)

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Needless to say we had a WONDERFUL time of fun, food, fellowship and (cant forget!) shopping.  Barry was working, so I am thankful that there were no incidents or accidents on my watch. 🙂  Time flew by, and after several hours, it was time for them to drive their hour back home (Thanks to Louise and DeAnna for carpooling!).    I was happy my friends were able to see where I lived. An added blessing was that the party was successful, and I was able to get some good deals on useful items for the boat (Hopefully Barry believes that!! haha)

Deanna's kids, Lucy and Robert, enjoying the front of the boat (bow)

Deanna’s kids, Lucy and Robert, enjoying the front of the boat (bow)

Lucy having a good time!

Lucy having a good time!

Julia should be invited to every party! she is a case :-)

Julia should be invited to every party! she is a case 🙂

Here is the gang who were able to make it to the party: Julia, Louise, Diane, Cindy, Deanna, Jeannie and Lucy (Robert is taking the picture)

Here is the gang who were able to make it to the party: Julia, Louise, Diane, Cindy, Deanna, Jeannie and Lucy (Robert is taking the picture)

Louise decked in her sailor apparel.

Louise decked in her sailor apparel.

4 thoughts on “My 1st “home party” on Beatitude

  1. Beautiful Photos and it looks like you all had a beautiful day! I work with DeAnna and she told me about this day. She did have a fantastic time!

    • Aww Thanks Becky! We did have a great time and it was so wonderful to see Deanna again after all these years! She looks great. 🙂

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