Shortly after returning to the Bay after Christmas break, I went back to LA the following weekend to see my cousins and their kids before they moved to the Philippines, where they will stay for the next five years. Total sadness. But it does give me a reason to visit the homeland! Anyway, the party was fun, I enjoyed extra time with my family too, and then seeing my cousins and their friends as well. Especially Steven's best friend Jason. He was making everyone laugh, and up to his usual antics.. like getting stuck in the swing. The best was hearing stories about the times he and Steven hung out. I hadn't heard them before, and we were all dying of laughter. Good times. Sad time. I already miss them, but now I can't wait to visit!