What a weekend!
There were special friends who traveled 418 miles to help in the celebrating.
There were cousins, aunts, uncles, grandpas, grandmas, lots and lots of friends, and even a pirate.
We love you Dorothy!
And there was Seth.
The crazy one who kept us laughing all weekend.
And there was food. Lots of food.
In addition to the purple punch, all the sandwiches and massive amounts of cookies – we also had a coffee bar in honor of Dagmar’s current coffee obsession.
And there were 7 gallons of puppy chow – served in a pirate basket with a silver scoop.
Which produced many puppy chow smiles.
There was an incredible video about Dagmar produced by my talented sister and niece.
It made me cry.
And there was carpet ball, kite flying, a new kitty, cute babies and a random dog who showed up for the fun and trotted back down the road at the end of the party.
There were long conversations, lots of laughter, a balloon bouquet, and pretty flowers.
And photos, and hugs, and just plain silliness.
There was even an epic – very intense game of Ultimate Frisbee.
But most of all – there were memories, both old and new.
Many, many special memories of the little girl she used to be and the amazing young women she now is.
It was worth all the effort – every minute.