Our first night of vacation brought my brother and his family. They joined us at the hotel, and stayed in the room next door. How I love reunions!

Cousins remembered each other. Some discovered new and strong bonds. They talked and played and climbed and hid and laughed and tickled. What a wonderful thing cousin-friends are!

They brought us leftovers. These were not your mamas’ leftovers. Not close. It was like our own little catered affair. We ate delicious sandwiches on some great bread. We also ate a yummy pasta salad with fresh basil, tomatoes, and little mozzarella balls. A fresh fruit salad was a great light touch. And, oh, the cheesecakes. Don’t forget the cheesecakes!

But, that’s not all! We were given a surprise from my sister-in-law’s friend who so generously shared the bounty.

A cinnamon crème bundt cake. Mmmmm…

After the eats and the catching up, we watched the Disneyland fireworks from the hotel balcony. We were double-faked by two almost-finales. The show was that good.

The kids all went to bed and dreamt of fireworks and Mickey Mouse.

I, on the other hand, didn’t sleep much at all.

I was too excited to sleep!

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