My brother turned the big three-oh this past week.
I was thinking... Wow, my brother is 30. Then it hit me: I'm only 6 years behind him. No need to panic, though. As I wrote in his birthday card, he's only a 1/3 of the way until 90. Furthermore, I still believe youth is on our side.
Even though every once in awhile, I find a few gray hairs on my head.
Anyway, it's not a Kaiser family event unless some sort of game or challenge is initiated. Tate received two 15-lb. weights for his birthday (hence, his 30th) and so his two brother-in-laws cooked up a little dare. They each offered to pay Tate $100 if he could run a mile while carrying the two weights in hand.
So, of course Tate accepts. I thought he was crazy. We all traveled up to our local high school, just a couple of blocks away, and as we did I asked him when the last time it was that he even ran a mile.
"It's been awhile," he admitted.
Right. Well, below is the video that tells the story of how this all panned out. Also following are a few of my favorite images from the evening.
It was quite a birthday bash; Tate was expecting a family birthday party, but instead we surprised him with a bunch of his close friends (and their children).