We drove up to Irvine yesterady to celebrate my good friend Mike’s 30th birthday. He’s got me beat on age by a few weeks. He is moving out to Michigan in December with his wife and daughter so they can be close to his wife’s family.
There was another kid at the party a little older than Dayla that she made fast friends with. It’s amazing how kids do that when it’s difficult for adults to get past simple small talk.
I post the Chou’s family picture below with some reservations. Mike IS a good father and he only smokes occasionally. He is quitting and this birthday party was the last hoorah. I made them pose for this picture because I thought it was funny and he was smoking a respectable distance from everyone else before they gathered for this shot.