As we are approaching the weekend my fingers are crossed, hurricane dan is threatening to rain on our parade ...as well as everything else hurricanes do! I am having the whole family over for my mom's 69th birthday. We are plannning a traditional backyard BBQ; burgers, dogs, potatoe salad, etc. We have some games planned to entertain the younger neices and nephews, some chairs sent up for the older folks to relax and tell stories of when they were your age and of course the cooler stacked with beverages for the thirsty adults. We have put together some drawstring backpacks loaded with promotional items for the party favors but as my weather man is predicting hurricane like weather and as our real estate person had suggested.. maybe we should have gotten a bigger place or given away promotional ponchos as party favors.