My crew and I were supposed to be at the beach beautifying at 8 a.m. this morning but, unfortunately, we turned into a sleepy household. Yawn....! (Apologies to all my fellow Beautify CNMI! beauticians out there beautifying for letting you all down!)
Everyone's tired from our full day yesterday -- and what an EXCELLENT day it turned out to be! The birthday party and my friends' return to the CNMI were properly celebrated. The kids swam and played in the water while the adults congregated under the pavilion and under trees to tell stories.
The reunion was just terrific! Hopefully, I'll get to post some pictures later when I get them. In any event, Lynne and Don look great and their three kids are just gorgeous. Some friends and I spent the afternoon and early evening eating, chatting, eating, drinking, eating, laughing, eating...well, you get the picture. Angelo, Walt, Dee and Scott were on hand to ensure that the celebrations were as fun and successful as they ought to be and were!
After we left the pavilion, the family went across the street to watch my nephew Byron and his Hustlers team battle for the championship title. Brother Gus and I took two of our nephews and went searching for food. Yes, we were hungry again! We ended up settling on pizza.
We returned to the baseball field and I joined the family in the stands. Rose Igitol came by and asked me if I would help present the players with their trophies following the game. Of course, I accepted! The audience clapped and cheered when the announcer called me out on the field and, of course, my family whooped it up as I was passing in front of them. I had to oblige and give a little (just a little) "slow-motion dance move." It was no Michael Jackson moon walk, for sure, but it made my family, the audience, and the baseball players laugh and that's what mattered!
In addition to his team winning the Championship, Byron also won the Golden Glove Award and led his team in RBI's. He shared the Doubles title with Jerome, our former neighbor, who also racked up all sorts of awards and was the team MVP. Woo-Hoo! Double Woo-Hoo!
CONGRATULATIONS to Byron, Jerome and the entire Hustlers team and coaches. WELL DONE CHAMPS!!!