Of course, it wasn't much of a break for me. I graded papers every day, sometimes three sets. I've missed the beautiful weather, something I intend to rectify when I'm through writing this blog.
Our "surprise" dinner was a surprise. We managed to fool my father--if we can do that, we've accomplished something! He was more surprised than anyone.
The staff at Monjuni's (the original one on Louisiana Ave.) did an excellent job. The food was excellent, and they added a special touch by giving my parents cards signed by the entire staff and by putting flowers on the tables. We had one waiter, Chris, who did an excellent job of taking care of us. I hope he enjoyed the huge tip we left him--it was probably as much as the bill!
About 30 of us managed to make it; a few of my brothers and sisters couldn't--working or out-of-state--or wouldn't, but I did finally get to see my two new grand-nieces, Camille and Emma. The newest grand-nephew, Colton, was just born last week and lives in Atlanta.
All together, a great evening.