Glad to hear that you are up and running!
what type of soldering iron did you use and did you use 15watts or 30watts?
Don't use a soldering iron that just quotes wattage. You'll have no control over temperature and you'll end up kicking yourself when you damage something. Irons that are cheap and just go by wattage could be out by a variance of up to 40c! Pick up a cheap iron that has temperature control like the Hakko 936 or it's Chinese clone the Yihua 936 (you can see how they compare here: http://m.youtube.com...h?v=TP0etU7mTwU if you want a newer Hakko get the FX-888) and set to 370-380c, use a spade tip (to get heat on the chip and the board) and plenty of flux - try a no clean flux pen or you will need to use flux off to prevent board corrosion. Also, get solder with rosin core, at a width of .4mm. Success every time. :-)
Edit: forgot to mention above (although the guy does mention it in the vid) that if you get the Yihua, it will need initial calibration.