Captain Chris’ Swashbuckling 70th

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Lexi made a fantastic pirate treasure cake.

The day after school started I got up bright and early (4:30 am) to catch a flight to Denver, where Andi was throwing her dad a surprise 70th Birthday party. DSC_1144

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Andi made these fantastic t-shirts for the party. And by made, I mean made.

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Lighting the candles was a hilarious endeavor as they all started flopping over and melting.

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The funniest/best part of the weekend was when I arrived. Chris didn’t know I was coming, so I snuck in through the basement. Then I went upstairs very non-chalantly and went and sat down on the couch, next to him. Then I turned to him and said something like “How’s it going?” and he completely jumped out of his skin, and we all laughed and laughed and hugged hello. And just like that, the weekend kicked off.

20160827_164120It was wonderful to spend time with Andi and her family. It’s comforting to be around people from my childhood. Its good to be back in the company of people who know me well, and never hold it against me. IMG_1388

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