Christina and I picked up McDonald's for breakfast and made our way on the empty highway. Mornings are definitely the best times to travel since traffic hasn't woken up yet. We reach my Uncle J's house in time for his morning mass celebration, we practiced our birthday song on our ukuleles, and headed to our luncheon. Earlier in the month when I was contemplating what gift to give my father I came upon a hymn that I knew my father would love. No material gift I could offer would be as good as what my father already has, so I knew that it had to be personal and intimate. I practiced performing my song on the guitar; however, it has been too long since I could sing and play as well as I used to. I couldn't seem to sing as loudly in the register of my guitar chords when Christina suggested that I try out her ukulele. Amazingly she had two uke's and after a slight learning curve we were able to play together. It was just right and easy to carry and travel with us to Dallas!
The luncheon was a success and over 75 guests came and went throughout the afternoon. We performed our song and to our surprise many sang along with us! It was a beautiful celebration after which we visited with my parents for a bit before heading back home to Austin.