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