Monday, January 21, 2008

Sneaky Sneaky

Previously, my parents and all of my Mom's sisters joined the tour in Vegas. My Aunt Nancy actually lives in Phoenix. So the sisters all flew back with Nancy, and now that the tour has come here to Arizona, they decided to take me out to dinner.

My parents took me over to Nancy's penthouse, which happens to be in the same building as Senator John McCain. He lives a floor below her.

When we got there, the plans had changed. They prepared a lovely spread of healthy yummies.

L to R: Aunt Elsie and Aunt Nancy

They busted out some sparkling cider, which we drank out of the largest flutes ever created:

I was then told that this was all for me! For my birthday. Belated. They had been planning it all along. They brought out all my favorite foods, concluding with boston cream cake that said "Happy Birthday Mike!"

They gave me the best birthday gifts EVER:

You really can't go wrong with that! They knew I wanted the Rock Band bundle, but of course the box is humongous and impossible to get back to LA, so this is much better.

I was really quite surprised and delighted and many many thanks to my family for the clandestine plotting and devious scheming. I loved it.

L to R: Aunt Jessie, Mom, Aunt Ivy, me, Aunt Elsie, Aunt Nancy

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  1. Nice to see you had a good party. I bought the Rock Band bundle on day 1, it is amazing, but you need to have all of the people on the instruments to enjoy it fully. Hope you enjoy that and have fun on the rest of the tour.

  2. I really want one of those cupcake's...

  3. that's awesome. My dad's birthday was yesterday and we took him out to the best restaurant in town. After an amazing meal they treated us to the world's finest banana pudding and tres leche. We were more than satisfied.

    glad to see your family loves you.

    And I'm posting on my new macbook.

    much love

  4. oh my gosh! I love it!
    Italian? Lebonese? or Greek?
    I thought those pickles were
    grape leaves!

    You are one halerious, gifted, talented
    guy. God has great plans for that voice! LMK

  5. Yay!!!!!! you know what this means... you are playing rockband with us when you get back... you better start thinking of band names for us!!!!! :)