Way back near the beginning of January, during our hectic robot-build season, Christian turned 17.
Golden wanted to eat Christian’s new duct tape.
Later in the month we finally gathered family for his birthday party.
As usual, Grandma baked Christian’s request–yummy homemade peanut butter cake. Sister Rebecca used the torch to light his candles.
What a handsome young man!
Among many gifts, Christian received a handy-dandy crowbar. Just the thing every teenager needs!
Grandma and Aunt Nay were surprised to see they had worn matching red plaid flannel shirts:) Unfortunately, they look like palm leaves are growing from their heads here. Perhaps I should have instead posed them outside in our winter landscape?
Uncle Matt kindly held Golden’s paw.
Even the un-birthday girl received some gifts from our crazy family members.
We enjoyed seeing cousin Jeanni’s growing baby-bump, too.
Thanks for joining us in celebrating Christian’s birthday!
Although Rebecca turned 15 during our Wisconsin trip, we celebrated with family a couple weeks later.
Grandma made a fabulous cake, as usual.
And, Aunt Nay is always a pro with the lighter.
Did you notice the AirVenture Windsock Rebecca found at Oshkosh?
We’re thankful the Lord has blessed us with Rebecca’s smile for 15 years!
We’re also especially thankful that Aunt Nay could join us. She was diagnosed with cancer shortly after Rebecca’s last birthday party and recently finished several difficult treatments. Praise God, she’s cancer-free now!
Rebecca invited family members to bring their firearms for some target practice. That’s her idea of a party:)
Uncle Ron couldn’t come, but he lent his skeet thrower. Both Rebecca and Christian successfully shot the clays Dad tossed!
I think even Uncle Matt enjoyed this redneck party!
Thank you, family, for celebrating Rebecca’s birthday with us!