09 September 2009

Four Birthdays and a Wedding

Dear friends: seriously, couldn't your parents just have gone shopping the day after Thanksgiving? There are way too many birthdays this time of year, so many that it is tough to keep up on the blog, or cleaning, or breathing. Throw in a wedding, dances, and a walk or two and it's no surprise I haven't updated in a couple weeks.

We've already covered Kaleb and Ben P. in a previous post, so we start with JNO two Friday's ago and plow through.

Matt(s) - Maeg
Shouldn't the universe implode or something?

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Ben achieves swinglightenment.

More here from me, Maeg and Cliff.

The next day we gathered at Lisa's house to enjoy a little birthday celebration for Matt.

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The birthday boy got a DVD with me on it, oh wait, I mean The Office.

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What is going on here? Be sure to hand Vivian a shovel prior to her explanation.

Way too many pictures of the pink hat can be found here from me, Maeg and Matt. Make sure you check out the cake Donna made for Matt.

The next day was Sunday and Troy wanted a have a low key lunch, to watch the air show, and to play some games to celebrate his birthday.

Troy & Jinx - Maeg
The birthday boy demonstrates the proper way to hold Jinx.

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Troy must have some pull to get the Blue Angels to perform just for him.

More here me and Maeg (Maeg's is a combo Troy & Ben's birthday set).

After some gaming and fun, it was time to celebrate the 21st birthday of Ben C. So we headed down to the Old Market and had dinner at Blue Sushi. Continuing on from there we did an Old Market pub crawl.

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Are you gonna finish that?

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Ben at the French Underground. This is probably his best moment of the evening, don't be surprised if some documentation is not available for public review.

Even more visual evidence of this legal activity can be found here: me, Maeg (Maeg's is a combo Troy & Ben's birthday set), and Matt.

The intervening week was fairly uneventful, but sure enough, Friday came back around and it was another busy weekend starting off with JNO at Creighton.

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Ben C. appears in another birthday jam? Well, yes, but not his own.

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Wait, didn't I say Anna was out of town? She promptly put this up as her profile picture.

Don't we ever quit with the camera? Apparently not, more here from me and Maeg.

Kate got married. No, really she did, look for yourself. The reception was an odd combination of swing and folk dancing/music, and oddball pop. I even did a folk dance, and enjoyed it.

The Wedding - Maeg
The vows are exchanged, or Kate is telling Michael what to do a little prematurely.

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Actually there was all kinds of dancing. This reminds me of my gypsy relatives when I was a boy.

I'm betting there about 2,000 more photos all over the internet, but here are mine and Maeg's.

The next day in the early afternoon I went for a walk at NP Dodge Park and then up to the Boyer Chute.

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We saw some wild turkeys, but they evaded the camera.

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There was much more flora than fauna.

Just six more pictures here.

Which brings us to Sunday evening and the last of the birthday events (for a whole week). It was Maeg's birthday, and we celebrated with food and games/Rockband, two of the three things you might expect (not counting booze).

IMG_0499 - Matt
Don't let the smile fool you, in her hands, those chopsticks are deadly.

Return to Game - Maeg
Maybe I should take this for my profile picture.

Yep, we took bunches of pictures of this too, here are some from me, Maeg, and Matt's starts here.

Monday may have been a holiday, but Maeg, Merinda, and I got right into Cowtown planning. Sheesh, the next few weeks are busy too!

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