Friday, May 15, 2009

Family and Friend Reunion

Yesterday, we drove from Flagstaff back to Phoenix. Sarah came by the hotel to say goodbye on her way to Las Vegas. She is meeting about 5 or 6 of her friends from high school there, for a second graduation party.

We went back to my uncle's house for a mini-family reunion. My aunt Beverly came out from Massachusettes. My cousin Gary came over after work for a barbecue. It was fun to catch up with everyone.

Then we checked into our hotel at the Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. I booked us here for two nights as a treat because they have 3 swimming pools, a lazy river, waterfall and miniature golf.
Eric Novack, Matt's friend and roommate from medical school came over. He is an orthopedic surgeon here in Phoenix. After meeting the family, Eric and Matt went out for a beer to catch up.
I had to get a picture of the kids in front of a saguaro cactus. I love saguaros. They can get really tall with lots of appendages. This one has buds on top but the flowers haven't bloomed yet. The holes are made by woodpeckers. Cactus wren make nests in them. It's fun to watch the birds flying in and out. I never get tired of looking at saguaros because no two are alike.

Family photo, including Colleen, the Golden Retriever.

Uncle Richard, Aunt Bev, Auntie Marie, my Mom. Doesn't Aunti Marie look like Queen Elizabeth? She says she shrunk so now she's only 4'9". Her feet are smaller than Riley's.

Dr. Eric Novack is a kid magnet.

1 comment:

Stevens Family said...

Wow, that's one heck of a cactus! Looks like you all are having such a great time on your vacation.