When i was in high school, Daddy Skip began a tradition that is infamously known as Forced Family Fun Night. Either friday or saturday night, no matter what else was going on in my silly teenaged world, our family would spend the evening together. I have absolutely loved that my spanish family does the same thing. This past Friday night was a special one. It was our last family movie night and I had a feeling that Sol & Laura were cooking something up for my birthday. None of our other roommates were home so we got to have some great quality time with Sol. For dinner she made pizza & vegetable rice. Laura & I were very happy campers. Then they cleared the table & the rest of our Spanish family appeared. My little buddy Marcos plopped down on the couch with me & our padre Jose, & brother Ricardo and girlfriend came into the living room too. Suddenly all the lights went out & we heard Sol adorably sing “something is coming!” It looked like she was carrying a little fire ball because there were so many candles on that cake. Everyone sang happy birthday, in Spanish of course, and I made a wish. Then after cake & good conversation, we all cuddled up and watched a movie. Perfect early birthday. I got all of my favorite things in the world: pizza, popcorn, ice cream cake, a movie, a wonderful family, and a new best friend from Kentucky.