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A Birthday Celebration!


Another year and another birthday!

Now most of you would be thinking that I’d be writing about my own birthday, however, I’m writing about my younger brother Chris’ birthday celebration we had in Burien, Washington.  As most of us agree, time does fly by.  With each passing birthday, it is hard to imagine where the time as gone over the years. The changes in our personal lives continue to amaze me.

Reflecting back on today’s birthday celebration, it was nice to be all together and enjoy each other’s company.  Thanksgiving is only a few days so perhaps that is why I am becoming more aware of the passage of time.  We all get so wrapped up with just living from day to day, hour to hour.  It is extremely hard to get together with everyone’s busy schedule so events like my brother’s birthday mean a lot to me.

Overall, it was a good time had by all.  I was able to see my grandmother, uncle, aunts, cousins, and just relax and enjoy myself.  This morning, my children and I created handmade birthday cards embedded with my own unique sense of humor.  We called them “inappropriate birthday cards”.  My card featured a tale of sadness, death, and despair that it was my brother’s birthday.  My son had people getting killed by street gangs and people being mauled by animals.  My daughter decided to change my brother’s name to “Bob” and warned him to watch out for ninja kittens this evening.  Yes, definitely a bit of humor inserted into your family event makes the party much more exciting.

 The food was delicious, the three cakes were wonderful, and the family being together was a great way to finish the weekend.

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2 responses to “A Birthday Celebration!

  1. Stephanie Hellriegel November 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Awhhhh, that was from the heart….I felt it! We were both very happy with the turn out and it was great seeing everyone again. It meant alot to Chris that you showed up, not that you would miss it for the world I’m sure 🙂 We can’t wait to get together for Thanksgiving, we really miss Angie and the rest of the Hell crew. Chris was very touched by the “homemade” cards! Those are the best to recieve even it is about death, killer ninja bunnies and I hate yous. He felt very loved and even honored to have a new name “BoB” from his lovely niece. Also that it snowed for the first time on his b-day since he was a small boy going to Shaw Island. This birthday he said he would never forget!

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