Christian’s 17th birthday

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Way back near the beginning of January, during our hectic robot-build season, Christian turned 17.

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Golden wanted to eat Christian’s new duct tape.

DSC_0548Later in the month we finally gathered family for his birthday party.

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As usual, Grandma baked Christian’s request–yummy homemade peanut butter cake. Sister Rebecca used the torch to light his candles.

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What a handsome young man!

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Among many gifts, Christian received a handy-dandy crowbar. Just the thing every teenager needs!

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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?

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Uncle Matt kindly held Golden’s paw.

DSC_0600Even the un-birthday girl received some gifts from our crazy family members.

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We enjoyed seeing cousin Jeanni’s growing baby-bump, too.

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Thanks for joining us in celebrating Christian’s birthday!

January 2015

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redneck birthday party

DSC_0965 Although Rebecca turned 15 during our Wisconsin trip, we celebrated with family a couple weeks later.

DSC_0968 Grandma made a fabulous cake, as usual.

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And, Aunt Nay is always a pro with the lighter.

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Did you notice the AirVenture Windsock Rebecca found at Oshkosh?

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We’re thankful the Lord has blessed us with Rebecca’s smile for 15 years!

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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!

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Rebecca invited family members to bring their firearms for some target practice. That’s her idea of a party:)

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Uncle Ron couldn’t come, but he lent his skeet thrower. Both Rebecca and Christian successfully shot the clays Dad tossed!

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I think even Uncle Matt enjoyed this redneck party!

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Thank you, family, for celebrating Rebecca’s birthday with us!

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