The party was a smashing success, especially the spaghetti. The recipe is a secret so don't ask. But if you want me to come cook for you, just send me an invitation.
You can check out the pictures here.
The very next morning, my sister Mindy got me up at oh dark thirty and we went for a hike with our cousin Cassie on Thunderbird Mountain. It was a pretty solid hike and the sunrise was just outrageous. Makes me think about all the trekking my family did growing up.
Later I went to the Cheesecake Factory with an old friend of mine that has been gracious enough to keep up with me over the years. She has a wonderful family and it was good to connect with them again.
In the evening, my newphews and cousins went bowling. Darius and CJ had never really played DDR before but they started to get the hang of it. My cousin Thomas is just a trip. He's a great kid and very much like my own son when it comes to Constant Motion. You can check out those pictures here.