Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but we were in the middle of our big housewarming/1st Anniversary party.
It was an outdoor picnic catered affair, attended by many of our nearest and dearest. It was a smashing success, we assume. We were too busy running around to actually talk to anybody or enjoy ourselves. We were dealing with surly caterers, late arrivals, and an unexpected guest in the person of Rocco the Wonder Dog, whose alternative plans for the day didn't work out. He was a good boy, though, and charmed all he encountered at the party.
We stressed in our invites that we really didn't want any housewarming gifts. Our guests cheerfully ignored this, and now, if you ever need decorative candles, just pop by. We have plenty.
Another lesson learned at this bash: If you are are a guest at a party, and everyone else has left, and your hosts are looking at their watches and mentioning how tired they are, GO HOME! This may seem like an obvious tip, but this point is missed by some.
One last thing, I just have to mention, since it was my anniversary Saturday: I have the best wife ever!