|View from Duke's Malibu - Not a bad place for a restroom stop!|
From what I knew of Kyle, the event was something he would have been so proud of. Like J and I, Kyle and Laurie were huge fans of Hawaii (who isn't?) and walking into the celebration of life was as close to being in Hawaii as one could get - - including fresh flower & shell leis for everyone! The attention to detail at the event was amazing - there was everything from the drinks Laurie and Kyle drank on their honeymoon to little notepads scattered around where one could leave a special memory for Kyle that would be put together in a book of memories. One thing that had a huge impact on me were these little pinwheels that you could take home with you. The story said they were one of Kyle's favorite childhood toys and were a symbol about how precious and simple life can be. Mine now resides in my office - a constant reminder to not stress the small stuff and to enjoy the life you have. It's the only one you have, spend it well and enjoy the simple things.
Rest in peace, Kyle.